Friday, 31 May 2013

Mowing between the rain drops...

We have been staying on top of mowing since we have been experiencing a lot of rain lately on the airfield.

The grass is able to change colour from brown to green overnight. When the rain is non-stop, it creates a lot of additional workload.

This workload enables the ladies to improve on their skills in the use of machinery; such as sit and ride mowers, lawnmowers, ,tractors, amongst others.

When cutting the airfield, we are ensuring that the cut lines are straight and keeping to specific pattern which makes sense, which does not cause distortion for pilots. This makes for an easier approach for all pilots and students learning to fly.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

So tell me.... what makes you happy?

In the academy, students are interviewed once every month to find out what their views about the progress on the airfield.

This month's one on one interview was very interesting because each student mentioned that, the things which makes them happy about the school is;
Family environment

We then compared the subject most liked were; flying in the actual cockpit
Workshop (servicing the engines, names of tools, building the planes....)

They expressed that, they like learning by doing because they gain more experience.

Monday, 27 May 2013

A new game at Kponge.. Wac-A-Brit.. ;-) ... A team building excercise

Team building is very important when it comes to working in the real world.
This week, the ladies were taught how to quarter-staff and the reason behind that exercise is to improve on their personal defense mechanism in the case of an attack
The team leaders who were Jonathan and Marcel demonstrated how this is done after which the ladies followed.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

How do you say CNC in French?

As we get ready for the coming of our machines into the new CNC centre, we are working on the gate for protection of equipment against rain and sunshine.

Everyone is working hard to meet the deadline since the project manager Marcel Stieber journeys back to the USA after a four month voluntary work with us at the airfield.

The new gates have been funded by Ben Serisen and a very big thanks goes to him. The ladies have been working hard between their classroom work and getting the gate ready.

Miss Safiatou who teaches them both French and mathematics is working hard with them in order to achieve these different tasks.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Schools back in session

Once again, school is back in session and as usual, the students are working positively towards achieving their diploma at end of this academic year. They will then go through a one year internship with WAASPS, who is offering these students guaranteed jobs upon successful completion of the course.

Each student is already able to work as a team, on their own and communicating with international groups.

This week, they helped in the development of the new AvTech offer and presentations for the next intake into the academy and removal and replacement of brake lines in a client's aircraft.