Thirteen members, 3 guests from EAA Chapter 174, some of the Post 78 Advisors, and several parents were in attendance at our most recent meeting. During the meeting, a demonstration was held by two aviation mechanic/inspectors, Jason Pruitt and Adam Utter, from Sporty’s Pilot Shop.
After explaining to the Explorers what training is required to become aviation mechanics, they began to point out and describe different components of the Cessna 150.
Several Aviation Exploring members volunteered to drill out rivets and open panels to look into the aircraft under the supervision of Mr. Pruitt and Mr. Utter. This is only the beginning as the Aviation Explorers have been invited to participate in EAA Chapter 174’s monthly meeting to begin taking panels off the airplane so that it may become a teaching tool.
The next Aviation Exploring Post 78’s meeting is the Drone Build on Saturday, February 18, from 10:00am until 12:00pm at the Hawk building.
Reported by Post Secretary Micah