Jeffrey Hutchinson

Jeffrey Hutchinson testimonial
Year Graduated: 1981
Program: Aviation Maintenance Technology
Degree Earned: Diploma
Name of Employer: The Boeing Company
Location of Employer: Ridley Park PA
Job Title: Air Safety Investigator

Why did you select Spartan College and your program of study?
The reputation over local schools at the time "1979".

How did Spartan College successfully prepare you for your career?
By providing all the skills needed to start my aviation career.

Please describe your career path and how you got to where you are today (Including degrees earned).
I started as a sheet metal assembler, promoted to flight line mechanic within a year, worked several years in experimental fight test, earned a BS from Embry Riddle in Professional Aeronautics that helped me get to the position I have today along with my over 36 years of vertical lift aviation experience.

How has your education made a difference in your life?
By providing the basic background in aviation maintenance technology I was able to become a aviation professional.

What advice do you have for current students?
Liston to your instructors study hard pay close attention to detail, always be honest as integrity and ethical behavior are critical. Never hide a mistake, remember lives are at stake, if you didn't break something as a new mechanic you most likely did not do anything.

Please describe the ways that Spartan College faculty and staff impacted you.
All my instructors where professional, ethical, honest, and truly cared about my education. Spartan changed my life and enabled me to be come a aviation professional that I am very proud of and help change the way man flies with the V-22 Osprey.
How long have you worked with your current employer?
36 years

How did Spartan Prepare you for your day to day responsibilities? What tools and equipment do you use?
Spartan provide the foundation that enable me to have develop into a true aviation professional.

What have been some of the high points of your career?
Being part of a revolutionary aircraft the V-22 Osprey supporting the first operational U.S. Marine Squadron at MCAS New River N.C.

Please share any additional comments or information, including your future goals, professional involvement and community service activities.
I am currently the Air Safety Investigator for Boeing Vertical Lift also supporting the CH-47 Chinook Helicopters and the V-22 Osprey supporting the war fighter and saving lives.
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