Randall Green Donates a 1972 Sabreliner Model 40 to
Cape Cod Community College
To Improve their AMT Program & Add Needed AMTs to Aviation
Aviation must have a constant supply of talented, trained and qualified technicians. The forecasts of the future availability are not positive. There are efforts to try to rectify this shortage and there are some very creative initiatives to stimulate interest in this profession.
In addition to these macro campaigns, local action is helping. Mr. Randall Green, President of Safe Flight Instrument Corporation in Stratford, Connecticut is generously donating a 1972 Sabreliner Model 40 jet airplane to the Cape Cod Community College. Its new home will be CCCC’s Aviation Maintenance Tech Program hangar at Plymouth Municipal Airport.
The plane is powered by two turbo jet engines. Since FAA standards require that students be trained on completely operational turbo jet engines as part of their education, the Green contribution will create the requisite pedagogical tool.
Here’s the CCCC description of its AMT program:
In order to successfully complete the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program (AMT) and work in the field of aviation maintenance, certain physical capabilities are required throughout the program and in the industry. All AMT students must be able to satisfy the following standards without a reasonable accommodation.
- Communicate verbally in understandable English including the ability to hear and speak normally without electronic assistance.
- Must always wear hearing protection in areas of high noise levels.
- Contact the front desk and/or Instructor when tardy or late for class.
- Participate in classroom discussions and team projects during class including shop/lab time.
- See and accurately read all written assignments, texts, manuals, and other required materials.
- Have vision abilities including close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
- Must always wear eye protection.
- Ability to lift 30-50 pounds unassisted in a safe manner.
- Be able to sit, walk, and stand for extended periods of time.
- Be able to kneel, crouch, stoop, crawl, reach, twist, lying down, handle, finger, and feel.
- Ability to raise arms over one’s head.
- Use scaffolds, ladders, and aviation specific equipment.
- Use of hand, power tools and testing equipment.
- Have no disease or disability that does not allow the contact or use of required tools, chemicals, or equipment needed to perform essential duties and tasks.
- Work often outdoors or inside hangar in inclement weather conditions.
- Function safely, effectively and calmly.
- Prioritize and manage tasks simultaneously.
- Exhibit social skills necessary to interact with classmates, faculty and staff, visitors, and industry.
- Maintain personal hygiene consistent with program dress code guidelines.
- Display ethical attitudes and actions consistent with professional behavior of the Aircraft Mechanic’s Creed and FAA regulations.
- Display the social skills to behave with politeness, tact and sensitivity to others in all settings.
- Exhibit respect for cultural and ethnic differences of clients, peers and individuals in health care and classroom settings.
- Remain free from alcohol and/or chemical impairment in classroom and clinical settings at all times.
Labor market data shows a strong need for aviation industry education targeting occupations like aviation maintenance technicians, inspectors, engineering & operating technicians, rigging & system assemblers, powerplant technicians, aviation managers, and directors of maintenance. The 12 month program will increase the number of aviation technicians and address the regional workforce gaps.
Upon successful completion of the Aviation Maintenance Technology certificate, students are able to:
- Receive Powerplant Certificate.
- Sit for FAA license exam.
- Demonstrate the knowledge of aviation maintenance and increase opportunities to enter an aviation career field.
Mr. Green’s donation to CCCC will add to the pool of talented, trained, qualified AMTs.