The Aero Skills Metal Bashers Tour comes to Seattle, Friday March 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm. This is the final competition of Aero Skills inaugural tour and will be held the evening preceding the ATEC Annual Conference at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center.
The competitive event, sponsored by ATEC and CertTEC®, will be the eighth competition of the Metal Bashers Tour, created to raise awareness of aircraft trades opportunities and showcase the skills of aviation technicians. Jay Logie, President of Aircraft Technologies Group, developers of the event, said, “It’s great to have both ATEC and CertTEC® join ATG and Aviation NETWorX in sponsoring the Seattle Aero Skills venue. It is an excellent opportunity for aviation industry partners and the aero trade school community to see first hand and especially for aero trades students and journey people to compete in the Aero Skills ‘Top Gun’ competition.”
Technicians will compete in four skill-testing events highlighting quality, productivity, and teamwork. The 'Top Gun,' ‘Rivet Shoot’, ‘Clean Cut’ and ‘Out the Window’ events, performed on sections of an aircraft structure, require skills to quickly and cleanly carry out fundamental aircraft structure work. The winning performance is judged as the best work combined with the quickest time, measured against specifically rigorous standards and strict specifications from the aerospace industry.
The event is open to the general public, admission is free. All Annual Conference attendees are encouraged to attend.
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