A dozen Wayne Community College students are ready to tackle the Federal Aviation Administration Airframe Mechanic exam.
The Aviation Systems Technology students completed all requirements and were awarded Airframe Certificates authorizing them to sit for the FAA Airframe Mechanic written exam.
They are Philip Allen of Garner, Robert Dillon of Four Oaks, Charles Fishel of Hope Mills, John Forney of Louisburg, Ibrahim Lagueb of Raleigh, Bradley List of Eastover, Chedrack Makoumbou of Raleigh, Marcos Neira-Nieda of Dudley, Thomas Richardson of Fuquay-Varina, Scott Sheck of Raeford, Jesse Sykes of Holly Springs, and Ivan Villa-Higuera of Dudley.
Only those who have proof of experience, which the college’s certificate provides, may take the exam. WCC is one of 170 FAA-certified Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools in the country.
“Upon passing the written exam, they will be able to take the oral and practical exams,” explained Aviation Systems Technology Instructor Mike Crumpler. “Once they successfully pass that experience, they will be issued a temporary Airframe certificate so that they may exercise their new privileges until their permanent cards arrive.”