Duncan Aviation Career Day attracts 200

LINCOLN, Neb. — Duncan Aviation recently welcomed 200 students, parents, counselors and teachers to its aviation career day, Adjust Your Altitude. The program was designed to educate, inspire and ignite students’ passion for the aviation industry, company officials said.

Mike Mertens, Manager of Regulatory Compliance, leads a discussion with students during a tour of Hangar D during Duncan Aviation’s Career Day

Adjust Your Altitude gave high school students from Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas the opportunity to meet with education and aviation exhibitors, tour Duncan Aviation’s campus and participate in hands-on activities as they learned about working in the industry. Chariman Todd Duncan addressed the attendees and awarded $3,000 in scholarship giveaways.

“We were hoping to educate students about all of the unique career opportunities in aviation and pique their interest in the industry. Based on the overwhelmingly positive response we received, we met and exceeded that goal,” said Felicia Nichelson, coordinator of the Duncan Aviation career day planning committee.

Mike Volkmer, Interior Engineering, helps an Adjust Your Altitude participant in the Duncan Aviation training classroom.

Students met with vendors to network, ask questions, gather information and test their aircraft maintenance skills. Local representatives from 24 different vendors representing colleges and universities, tech schools, aviation exhibitors, aviation media, government agencies and military organizations attended.

More than 80 Duncan Aviation team members volunteered and contributed to the success of the day’s events.

Brian Woosley, Paint Team Leader, and Kurt Bohac, Paint Assistant Manager, field participants’ questions.

Duncan Aviation provides aircraft services, including major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint, interior and modification services and pre-owned aircraft sales and acquisitions.

Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Battle Creek, Michigan. Additional locations include a maintenance facility in Provo, Utah, more than 20 satellite avionics facilities and eight engine Rapid Response Team launch offices strategically located for worldwide support.

For more information: DuncanAviation.aero

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