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Summer is here, and across the country, the weather is warming up. Every summer seems to get getting hotter, and some weather forecasters think it'll stay warm well into September and the early autumn. Many of the Spartan College HVAC associates degree students are busy prepping their homes, and their families' homes, for a hot summer. 

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Nondestructive Testing (NDT) plays an important role in assuring that structural and mechanical components perform their function in a safe and reliable manner. Upon graduating from an NDT College, NDT technicians define and implement tests that locate and characterize material conditions and flaws that might otherwise cause planes to crash, reactors to fail, trains to derail, pipelines to burst, and a variety of less visible, but equally troubling events.

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Contemplating your next education move? Which industries and schools are on your mind? Considering the aviation electronics industry might be a good option, because a career in this field is one of the most promising prospects these days. Although there are many avionics electronic schools, you should register yourself with a reputed avionics college 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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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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It’s been eighty years since one of aviation’s most colorful characters began his career as a racing pilot and aircraft manufacturer. In 1934, when he was twenty-eight, Howard Hughes nabbed his first racing trophy in a custom-modified Boeing 100A biplane. His next feats would be won in racers built by his own engineers at the Hughes Aircraft Company, with considerable input from Hughes himself.
Now mostly known for his late-life reclusiveness and eccentricity, Howard Hughes was a major figure in the early years of aviation as a pilot, manufacturer, and investor. This article, presented by Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma, reviews the highlights of Hughes’s aviation career.

 

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In Spartan College's review of aviation history for this week, we see a major space launch, the start of a new flying school, and a new milestone in jet aviation.

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Our Alumni Registration drive has selected its first iPad winner! Congratulations to Kevin Davis, who won the iPad drawing for April.

 

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This week in Spartan College's review of aviation history, the first American reached space, another American caused a ruckus after crashing his spy plane in Russia, and the first supersonic woman was born.

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Tulsa resident Henry Miller, a former student and employee of Spartan College, recently reached a major life milestone. He turned 100 years old. And after all he's seen and done over the last century, he had one wish for his celebration: a ride in a Spartan C-3 biplane.

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With our Spring Career Fair drawing closer, it's time to think about researching potential employers. Why spend time on company research? There are several good reasons why it's worth investigating companies.

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At the end of February, the Government Accountability Office published a 61-page report, “Aviation Workforce: Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots”. Created in response to a request from Congress, the GAO’s report investigated claims of an airline pilot shortage—either in-progress, or on its way. The report concluded that there is “mixed” evidence for a shortage of pilots.
However, that’s only when looking at the overall picture. Major carriers on national routes have no trouble finding pilots—at least for the time being. Meanwhile, at the regional level, it’s a different story.

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Get involved with your college and your community! Here's a rundown of student activities happening at Spartan College this week.

 

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There are many ways to be involved with the exciting world of aviation. If you can’t become a pilot, you can become a mechanic and take care of the machines that make flight possible. In this article, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology looks at some of the personality traits, skills, and training you’ll need to consider if you want to become an aircraft mechanic.

 

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It's the dreaded interview question. "So, what would you say are your weaknesses?" You don't want to ignore the question all together, but you also don't want to reply back with, "Well, I tend to miss deadlines a lot." Instead, you try to come up with an answer that sounds like a weakness but is really a strength, such as, "Sometimes I just work too hard -- I'm always coming in early and staying late."

 

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Love to fly and love to read? You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to books. Many gifted aviators have also been gifted writers. Fuel your passion for aviation by reading about the experiences of these pilots in the following seven books.

 

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