Thursday, 27 September 2012


This week, the Girls have been involved in an IATA runway safety workshop, focusing on runway excursions and how to prevent them The Girls arrived at the conference and got put in groups to discuss scenarios on runway excursions and incursions, based on the exercise, the outcome analysis was that, runway excursions and incursions generally occur through a combination of factors such as planning, infrastructural, maintenance, meteorological and can it was observed that the runway excursion rate can be addressed in Africa through the implementation of multi disciplinary runway safety teams. The day after this, We run a safety training at the airfield for all staff and some selected visitors.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

A day of lot of drilling

We all chipped into the workshop this morning and started drilling holes in the wing skeleton in order to get it ready for skinning. The first year student group are designated 'sparrows' and the third year students 'seagulls'... The day started with the Seagulls teaching the sparrows the names of all the tools in the workshop and after about an hour, the sparrows were able to identify the different tools comfortably. As the day progressed, there was a lot of drilling, cleco work, de-burring, de-greasing and cortecking parts for mating and riveting.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Start of term

The Girls got ready early this morning for the start of term. The most important thing they learnt this morning was about Health and Safety at the work place since they are involved with the use of dangerous tools in the workshops. PPE(personal protective equipment), the different hazards at the work place and measures to prevent them.

Monday, 10 September 2012

School resumes tomorrow

Since school starts tomorrow for the AvTech Girls, in preparation, we have been busy setting up the new training centre ready for the start of term. The chairs, computer, projector and everything to make the training centre comfortable. Our sincere thanks goes to Francis Norman for supporting us achieve this joint MoM/Avtech facility.