​Pablo separates some parts with a hack saw.

Inventory.  The first task of starting.  All parts must be inspected for shipping damage and every part must be checked off a master list of contents to ensure completeness of the kit.

At first it feels like your birthday opening presents, but gets serious quickly.

​Over 10,000 rivets.  We trust Van's Aircraft, we don't count them.

​Jorge cleco's the real thing for the first time.

The Real Deal!  16 student work hours later, the inventory is complete!  But there is still a little time left in the session to actually put some aircraft parts together tonight! 

​In the next page, the serious work begins.

Nick checks off inventory while Glenn Brasch looks on.

The students have now learned the basic techniques for working with aircraft aluminum. Time to get started on the real thing on 3/6/17!  

Sebastian told me:  "I can't believe I am holding a real airplane part."