June 1, 2022
The Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, Tennessee, was the host of our first ABS Maintenance Academy in 2022. Twenty three ABS member mechanics took the class over the first weekend in May. Mechanics were offered a first-class tour of the Museum on Friday afternoon and began their class Saturday morning. The class consisted of IAs and A&Ps wanting to learn more about the Beechcraft mechanical systems, landing gear, rigging, and what to look for when performing annuals as the primary focuses of the class. ABS Technical Advisors Bob Ripley and Curtis Boulware instructed the class, with special guest Continental Engines expert and senior BPPP instructor Chuck Cook speaking about Continental engines and fuel flow management. I attend all of the Maintenance Academies to welcome participants and run the event.