Aviation Maintenance Graduate | Joseph James Kamara

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Joseph Kamara, started working for Delta Airlines as a ramp agent. As a ramp agent Joseph was not only able to see the aircraft, he also supervised others to ensure that everything flowed smoothly. Josephs love for aviation only grew; soon he wanted to find a school where he could expand on what he had already learned and decided that Spartan College would do just that.

Joesph graduated Spartan in November 2016 and is on his way to obtaining an Airframe and Powerplant certification. As a proud father, he continues to set a great example for his children and believes that no matter how old you are, you can always improve your life.

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Armando Hernandez | Aviation Maintenace Technology | Spartan College Reviews

Spartan College graduate Armando Hernandez, started working for American Airlines as a customer service agent. He then became interested in aircraft maintenance while observing American Airlines maintenance technicians working on the flight line. Armando decided that attending Spartan College was the path that he needed to take to achieve his goal of becoming an Aviation Maintenance Technician.

Armando arrived Spartan not knowing anything about aircraft and now is on his way to obtaining an Airframe and Powerplant certification. Find out Armando’s Spartan College story in his testimony below.

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Aviation Maintenace Technology Review | Dennis Manzano | Spartan College

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology graduate Dennis Manzano, loved to work on cars and get his hands dirty. One day a friend of his told him about Spartan College and how he could work on airplanes the same way he works on cars. Even though Dennis doesn’t like to fly planes personally, his love of fixing things enabled him to flourish while at Spartan College.

These days Dennis has a career as an Aircraft Structural Mechanic for Northrop Grumman. Hear what Dennis has to say about his experience at Spartan in the his testimonal above.

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Bob Fiala | A&P and NDT Graduate

Bob Fiala, graduate from both Spartan’s A&P program and NDT program, found his passion in non destructive testing. From Spartan Bob was able to progress from a technician to an ASNT Level III then to an MT, PT, RT, VT, and UT examiner for the United States Navy.

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Instuctor Spotlight | Jerry Martin Jr. | Spartan College

With a decade of service in the United States Navy, Spartan College instuctor Jerry Martin Jr. was working on his car in his garage when he came across a commercial for Crimson. Now the rest is history.

In his inspiring testimonal, Mr. Martin tell us about his Spartan College experience, and his journey that brought him to his career in aviation now.

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Joel Brashear | Aviation Maintenance Technology Graduate

After high school Joel Brashear joined the US Air Force following in his grandfather’s footsteps. He later transitioned from active duty to school life and moved across the country 900 miles to attend Spartan. At Spartan Joel was the president of Spartan’s AMT Society and competed in the annual Aerospace Maintenance competition. In 2016, Joel received the James Rardon Aviation Maintenance Technician Student of the Year Award. This award recognizes the outstanding achievement of an Aviation Maintenance Technician student.

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Timothy Owen | Spartan College Flight Instructor

Growing up next to an airport in Louisiana, Spartan College flight school instructor had a dream to fly. Working in a bank after college, Timothy decided it was time to go out and pursue the career path of his dreams.

Starting at Spartan, he saw his own instructor move on through the training to become a pilot. His advice to those who want to become a pilot is to keep your nose in the books. Becoming a pilot isn’t just about flying, a lot goes into it. Hear what else Timothy has to say in is testimonal below.

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Ken Gidlow | Aviation Maintenance Review | Spartan College

With a career in transporting beginning at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, graduate Ken Gidlow went on to procure his FAA license as an Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic.

In his career Ken has gone on to work on B727 and DC-10 aircrafts and has worked as an Reliability Engineer stationed at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Today, Ken coordinates FAA Licensing with the NASA Commercial Resupply Services contracts for SpaceX, Orbital-ATK and Sierra Nevada Corp delivering cargo to and from the International Space Station.

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Ramiro Obledo | Aviation Maintenance Graduate

Former Marine Core mechanic Ramiro Obledo had a dream. His dream was to work on a large aircraft. Once completing his military service, Ramiro chose Spartan College because of the fast-paced, hands on approach that Spartan College provides its students.

Today, Ramiro has a career with SpaceX working as a Clean Line Technician. In the testimonial above, hear what Ramiro has to say about his experience and why he chose Spartan College.

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Patrick Dinsmore | Aviation Maintenance Technology Graduate

Spartan College Graduate Patrick Dinsmore, originally wanted to go to aviation school for Air Traffic Control, but settled on Aviation Maintenance after looking at schools and found Spartan’s high rankings and class time is split half with class time and shop time. 

Taking advantage of the Spartan community, Patrick was able to make many friends and connections while earning his degree. Today, Patrick now works with AAR and he recommends Spartan College because they prepare you right for the transition from school to career. Hear what he has to say in his testimonial below:

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