Team Coast Guard meeting challenges at aviation competition

11th Coast Guard District NewsLAS VEGAS – Five members of the U.S. Coast Guard’s aviation community completed the second day of challenges in the AMTSociety’s Aviation Maintenance Skills Competition testing their teamwork, electronics knowledge and aviation mechanical knowledge against members of the Armed Forces and civilian world at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 8, 2012.

The Coast Guard team worked their way through an aircraft power troubleshooting event where they had to identify faults in an aviation power distribution system, another team replaced an auxiliary power unit in a timed event and a third event challenged contenders to replace safety wiring accurately and as quick as possible.

“We couldn’t have hoped to have gathered a better team,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Linder, an aviation maintenance technician based out of Air Station Humboldt Bay. “This entire group is so well rounded – they’re some of the best guys I’ve worked with.”

Today was the final day of challenges for the competitors and results and placing will be held tomorrow.

The AMTSociety’s skills competition while allowing a challenging competition between peers, allows for knowledge and skills that Aviation Maintenance Technicians and Aviation Electronics Technicians to be shared with one another. More information on the AMTSociety can be found at

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