Broward College Student Wins First Place in National Aircraft Aero Skills Tournament

Fort Lauderdale, Fla (February 28, 2018) – The Aero Skills National Tournament, an aviation competition based on industry process and best practices, took place at the AIM Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday January 27, 2018.

Broward College student, David Burridge was among a dozen of the country’s premier Top Gun aircraft tradespeople who competed in the National Championship. Burridge placed first in the Junior Structures category, winning $5,000 and bragging rights. David was mentored by Professor Robert Lumley.

“Everyone who participated in the Aero Skills Tournament gained a great deal of practical knowledge and the experience left a tangible imprint on the students,” said Oscar Romo, President, Aerospace Maintenance Club, Broward College. “A huge congratulations to David who represented Broward College very well, winning first place in his category and peaking everyone's interest in sheetmetal fabrication.”

The Aero Skills National Tournament was set in an audience environment so that K-12 students and the general public could observe the technicians demonstrating their skills and hear about the numerous career options the aerospace industry.


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