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Avionics or aviation electronics is a highly lucrative field in its own right and is becoming increasingly more so with the passage of time.  Simply going through a long-term market outlook report as published by the well-known airplane manufacturer Boeing, would show the immense potential of applying for a dream career in Avionics – A dream that could reach fruition if you were to enroll in an avionics program in Denver.

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HVACs are considered an absolute necessity in maintaining a highly efficient climate control and refrigeration system in residential, commercial and industrial buildings of all kinds. These complex systems have to be regularly maintained by certified professionals trained in institutes that offer an HVAC program in Denver.

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This winter has been a cold one, and shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. There is a lot of advice and DIY tips that circulate around this time of year, but Robert Mullins, instructor of Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC) at Spartan College, has a few tricks of the trade to help safeguard your home from mother nature’s mishaps this winter.

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To get ready to study for an HVAC associate’s degree, there are a few things you’ll need to be familiar with. The process of refrigeration is one of them. We’ll go through the basics of refrigeration here to get you started.

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There are a number of renewable energy sources available, one of which is wind power. The methods used for harnessing the wind to generate electricity are fairly straightforward, though there are a few things you should know if you’re planning to get a degree that'll help you break into the industry, explore our AMT degree program. Here, we’ll go over a few of the basics of wind energy, including the methods for harvesting it, utilizing it, and developing it.

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The job of a nondestructive testing technician (NDT) is to uphold safety and reliability for a company, its people, and its products. Quality control procedures in energy, aerospace, transport, and manufacturing all use NDT methods. What an NDT does on a daily basis is test materials and parts used in structures and machinery.

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Working with aviation electronics is the primary task of an avionics technician. To be ready for a career in this area, first it might be helpful to know exactly what this job will entail.

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An airline pilot has one of the best jobs in the world. Besides a chance to travel the world and explore amazing foreign cultures, pilots can make a solid salary. First year salaries range from $25,000 to over $50,000 per year. Your annual salary could grow to nearly $200-300,000 if you work for a company for over 10-15 years. Retirement and benefit packages for pilots often exceed those found in other professions. Such high earnings and excellent perks are some of the best parts of being a pilot.

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Aviation is one of the most thrilling careers. It offers the chance to travel the world, to see famous landmarks, and to glimpse natural wonders that many people can only dream of. However, running maintenance on airplanes requires training, skill, hard work, and dedication. Here is what you should expect at aviation school.

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Airframe and powerplant mechanics handle the maintenance and repair of aircraft. If you’re looking into taking airframe and powerplant training courses, you might have a few questions about the field. The following facts may be of interest to you.

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Welcome new students! We are honored to have such an intelligent and eager group of students join us this year. Here are some photos from the August New Student Assembly -- and the students in their official uniforms for the very first time! We look forward to working with all of you!

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What a great end to the Summer and kick-off for our August start! The annual Welcome Week was a great success - we had lots of fun with our new students at the Sparrow Hawk Clubhouse in Tulsa, as well as a fun weekend at Andy B’s Bowling Center. Here are some great shots from our events this month:

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Tomorrow, April 8th, SpaceX will send a Dragon capsule, carried by a Falcon 9 rocket, with 4,400 pounds of supplies plus materials for over 250 new or ongoing science experiments to the International Space Station.

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Among the highlights of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was a signal jamming device designed to protect against unauthorized drones, according to this article from avweb.com. Developed by Airbus Defense and Space in response to difficulties in policing unauthorized drone flights - which in some cases have required the authorities to act - the system employs Smart Responsive Jamming Technology.

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“We like to think of [AMTs] as the guardians of airworthiness,” Ronald Donner, executive director of the AMT Society, said in an article for Flying Magazine. According to manufacturers, there will be a high demand for Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, otherwise known as AMTs, over the next 20 years as more airplanes are produced. Being an AMT opens many career opportunities in the aviation industry, but it’s crucial to obtain certification in both Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) to truly succeed.

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Piloting and Crisis Management

Imagine the plane you are piloting as the company and you serve as its CEO. It’s your duty to set strategy, maintain direction, establish a culture, and remain in control in all situations, especially crises. There are great benefits in learning crisis management, giving you experience and training to handle many predicaments encountered in the air. Pilot Kim Green goes over three major points as to why she’s thankful for crisis management training in an article for Fast Company.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have been a hot topic of debate in preceding years considering its personal uses and loose guidelines. However, a study known as the “Hudson Bay Project”, a combined effort between Canadian and US partners, has given the technology another area to benefit: scientific research. Focused on geese, researchers are using UAVs to look at the effects of their overabundant population in the tundra.shutterstock 130607222

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I started my training with Spartan College a little later than many others. I was already working in the field on P25 encrypted radio systems. When the company made cutbacks I evaluated what I wanted to do next. The decision to go to Spartan fit in with my interests and represented a good career progression for me. I wanted to work on airplanes and was interested in avionics and electronics. I obtained my associate degree in Avionics from Spartan.

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If you have been following the weather in the US for over the last 6 months, you might have noticed that it has been pretty unpredictable and on some occasions, downright violent. However, thanks to some brave and talented storm chasers, Americans can come up-close and personal with the destructive force of tornadoes and better understand how they develop. While a vast majority of the images are produced by photographers on the ground the ones that really take our breath away are the ones taken from helicopters and airplanes to give us a birds-eye view.

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