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Thursday, July 9, 2015

PT6 turbo training

This week kicks off a new chapter for the MMS apprenticeship program. The development of the training for the PT6 Pratt-Whitney Canada turbo prop engine. We have been blessed with a PT6 training aid but needed some curriculum to go with that for the apprentices to learn about these growing popular power sources for missionary aviation.

After much hard work from many different people we have started our first training class. Apprentices Aaron Hammitt and Glen Evert along with our Director of training Bob Schwartz  are being introduced to the basics of PT6 engines this week and will be working on the training aid by the end of this week. Our own Mike Dunkley is leading this training. This represents a big milestone in MMS history. This will allow us to better "prepare people and planes for worldwide missionary service".

Mike is beginning his class with student familiarization      
Here they are learning the basic theory of operation       

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