BRCC added a topic in Avid Model CEngine Cowl Exhaust DamageWe're at a point in the Non-Metallics class where we have a composite project. Since I dragged all the equipment out I decided to undertake repair of the engine cowling where the exhaust has been rubbing and burnt/cracked it. The builder added a blister to the cowl, but it wasn't large enough and not exactly placed correctly.
I removed the cowling and wrapped foam around the exhaust and then reinstalled the cowl. I carefully nipped away at the damaged area and estimated the clearance I would need. This shot was taken after some time spent at the downdraft table removing the paint, bondo, and heat shield from the inside. The extra space on the right was where the original blister was located.
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BRCC added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General HangarLSA Repairman CourseI'm happy to announce this year's dates and information for the Light Sport Repairman course offered by our college.
For general information, please refer to this link: https://sites.google.com/a/email.vccs.edu/brcc-aviation-maintenance/light-sport
Tuition costs are based on 5 credit hours and state of residence: http://www.brcc.edu/classes/tuition/tuition-rates/index.html
Registration began the 19th of March and response has been very strong. We have approximately seven seats still available. https://apply.vccs.edu/oa/launch.action
If you desire more information regarding registration process or administrative questions, please contact Melissa McElveen at (540) 453-2224 or 'McElveenM@brcc.edu'
If you have any questions regarding the program in general please feel free to contact me at (540) 453-2508 or 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
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BRCC added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General HangarRotax Service and Maintenance ClassesEvery year in the month of June Blue Ridge Community College hosts training for Rotax Service/Maintenance. Please see below for information.
Blue Ridge Community College (Weyers Cave, VA) will be offering courses in Rotax Service and Maintenance for 9-Series this summer. The Service Class will be held 5-6 June 2018and the Maintenance Class will be held 7-8 June 2018. The classes are taught by Dean Vogel from Lockwood Aviation. http://training.lockwood.aero/
Please call 540-453-2372 or 540-453-2215 to register for Rotax Service/Maintenance classes or use the links to sign up online:
- Rotax Service Training (https://brcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=8505&int_category_id=12&int_sub_category_id=90)
- Rotax Maintenance Training (https://brcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=8506&int_category_id=12&int_sub_category_id=90)
Note: the Service Training class is a prerequisite to take the Maintenance Training class.
We have a maximum of 16 seats in the Service class and 12 seats in the Maintenance class. NOTE: We need a minimum of 6 people signed up for each class no later than 04 May 2018 in order to hold the classes.
Classes are taught at the Weyers Cave campus and labs are held at our hangar located at the Shenandoah Regional Airport (SHD).
For further information or questions please feel free to contact me.
Instructional Assistant – AMT Program
Blue Ridge Community College
43 Aviation Circle, Suite 101
Hangar 4 East
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Office (540) 453-2508
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BRCC added a topic in Introduce yourselfBlue Ridge Community CollegeHello from Virginia! We're a small community college with an A&P program and a gentleman called a few weeks ago asking if we would be interested in an Avid Flyer. Honestly, my reaction wasn't exactly overly exuberant since storage is already at a premium with five aircraft tied out on the line and numerous fuselages, wings, and other large parts crammed in any available space. He went on to say the aircraft was complete and flying right up to the day his wife's grandfather pushed it into the downstairs family room approximately 17 years ago. That's nice, but still...then he said it came with a trailer and I was all ears!
We made plans to meet the next day to take a look at what he had and I have to say I was excited! I have been brainstorming with our public relations and other folks for ways to advertise our program and draw more young folks into the aviation field and this seemed to be the perfect platform! My plans are to paint it white with blue stripes and our college logo and then take it to high schools and aviation events in order to increase our presence.
Attached are a couple pictures that you may enjoy. Believe it or not, after sitting in a field outdoors for over 15 years all I had to do was put tires on the trailer and run new wires to the lights before loading the plane and bringing it back to the hangar. We washed it today and started making a list of items to replace. Although our intentions are to bring it up to airworthy standards, it will be used strictly as an instructional aid and never fly again.
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