Redstone College Earns Top Awards From National Aviation Competition

Student and faculty teams finish in the top rankings at 4th Annual AMT Society Maintenance Skills Competition in Las Vegas

BROOMFIELD, COLO. (March 21, 2011) – Redstone College, a Denver-based institution of higher learning, recently sent two teams to compete in the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Society’s Aviation Maintenance Skills Competition in Las Vegas. A total of 26 teams competed in the 4th annual event, which attracted international teams, domestic air carriers, military teams and six aviation maintenance schools.

Team Redstone, comprised of five students, placed first in the school division and fifth in the competition overall. Team Colorado, which included Redstone staff, placed first in the general aviation division and finished sixth overall. This is the third consecutive year Team Colorado won the general aviation category.

“We are very proud of the way our teams represented Redstone College throughout this competition,” said Mike Couling, Redstone College campus president. “This was the first year we sent a student team to this competition and we couldn’t be happier with the results. We are bursting with pride over their accomplishment, as well as the work of their instructors on Team Colorado, and we commend all of the competitors for their skilled and disciplined performance.”

Both teams participated in a three-day competition that included 12 separate troubleshooting and core competency skills events. Teams were judged on their ability to troubleshoot electrical systems, engine component removal and reinstallation, hydraulic system building, tube bending and safety wiring among others.

The AMT Society Maintenance Skills Competition gives teams of licensed aviation maintenance technicians, educators and students as well as personnel of the Armed Forces involved in the aircraft maintenance field the opportunity to test their combined abilities against those of their peers. According to the AMT Society, “This competition helps enable the constant upgrading of the standards to which today’s skilled technicians are held. The event also showcases the knowledge, skill and integrity that each and every technician, both current and future, possesses.”

Team Redstone and Team Colorado were both honored with plaques at the event’s awards ceremony following the competition.

About Redstone College
Founded in 1965 and located in Broomfield, Redstone College offers a variety of technical degree programs including Airframe and Powerplant (A&P), Advanced Electronics Technology and Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC /R). Redstone College programs are highly integrated to ensure students learn from instructors who have industry experience, receive hands-on practical training, industry networking opportunities, career placement assistance and tuition-free alumni retraining* and more. Since the school was founded, more than 15,000 students have graduated from the programs. For more information on Redstone College, visit

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