Jorge cleco's the real thing for the first time.
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.
Sebastian told me: "I can't believe I am holding a real airplane part."
Over 10,000 rivets. We trust Van's Aircraft, we don't count them.
Nick checks off inventory while Glenn Brasch looks on.
Pablo separates some parts with a hack saw.
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!
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.