Aviation Maintenance Students Repairing 'Skin' of F-16 Fighter Jet
The aircraft is located outside the museum at its five-acre Heritage Park in Albuquerque. The F-16 needs major and minor skin repairs, which includes the removal of panels, followed by repairs of the panels or the installation of new panels. Several repair patches will be fabricated and formed to fit some damaged areas.
The students from CNM's Aviation Maintenance 2231 class will also remove and replace damaged fasteners. This Service Learning project allows the students to put the skills their learning at CNM to work in the field, while also serving the community through volunteer work.
Additionally, an in-class structured reflection and celebration will be held in their Advanced Technology Center classroom within the next few weeks, when the students will receive Service Learning Certificates of Completion.