AST - Aircraft Structures Tour AZ Standings

AST Top Gun Tucson

Junior Standings

RankingTechnician Name
1Josh Klugman

Out the Window

Ryan Geddes and Raphael Brunet

Clean Cut

Aaron Williams and Josh Estrada

Rivet Shoot

Ryan Geddes and Raphael Brunet

Josh Klugman, a competing student from PCC said,

“Thank you so much for putting on this competition. … I know the other competitors had a great time as well. I urge anyone interested in the aero trades, taking an A & P class or anyone who has just entered into the workforce as an A & P, to participate in these competitions. It's a fantastic way to make connections and meet great people; as well as having a fun time!”

Dave Raymond, faculty from PCC said,

“Thank you again for all your time and effort ……..The scene generally could have not been better. I felt that the stations in the contest were a great sampling of the requirements for a structures technician to maintain and master in our industry today. The rapid fire and manifolding of the project layouts made the transitions easy to follow for the contestants. The applicants reported feeling a sense of pride and excitement to be displaying their individual skill sets; while demonstrating what their academic pursuit has taught them so far. The blueprint contained some gotcha’s that even the seasoned veterans did not catch. Between the projects there were multiple stimulation of the peripheral and tactile sensory inputs to satisfy every type of learning style. The applicants reported that they in fact did not only compete, but they also learned additional skills by participating in the competition.” - Dave Raymond is also the Adjunct Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University