Category: A&P School

Best Day Ever

In life, you can go with the safe option, and know that you’ll be able to predict how most of your future days will go. Or you can toss the safe option out the window, […]

As the Propeller Turns – Spring, 2014

This is one of my occasional series of posts about airplane mechanic school. You can read the other posts in the series here. Believe it or not, I’m over the hump. I’m 2.5 weeks away […]

Slow is Smooth and Smooth is Fast

Back in the 90s Jeffrey Mayer wrote If You Haven’t Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over? The title was based on a quote attributed […]

Happy Dreamversary, Me

One year and one day ago, I was just over a week out of Microsoft, and sitting in my first day of class in the Aviation Maintenance program at South Seattle Community College. I was […]

Aerospace Maintenance Competition

It’s over for this year. Four classmates and I competed as the only all-woman team at the annual Aerospace Maintenance Competition. It was our first time out. We competed against a roster of student teams […]

A Lot Can Happen in a Year

Last year at this time I had just said goodbye to Microsoft and was preparing to start airplane school. Today I’m competing in the Aerospace Maintenance Competition in Las Vegas. It’s kind of blowing my […]

Aerospace Maintenance Competition – Here I Come!

Next week I’m going to Vegas to participate in the Aerospace Maintenance Competition. It’s put on by various manufacturers and airlines as a way for them to do research about their products and methods while […]

Why You Should Wear Pink To Work on Airplanes (If That’s What You Want to Do)

In a few weeks I will be competing in the annual Aerospace Maintenance Competition. A year ago I didn’t even know such a thing existed. I’m nervous – I need to improve my skills in […]

As the Hangar Turns

Believe it or not, I’m nearing the halfway point of my airplane mechanic schooling. So far it has been an interesting ride. Here are some highlights from the past year. First quarter was almost all […]

More Postcards From the Hangar

Wow, time flies. Kind of like the airplanes at my school don’t. It’s hard for me to believe this, but I am one final exam away from completing my third quarter of airplane mechanic school. […]