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West Star Aviation has multiple A&P graduates from FAA OJT program

West Star has announced that multiple candidates have completed the FAA OJT (on-the-job training) program to receive their A&P certifications. West Star participates in and offers this 30-month program to upcoming technicians as a way to work in the field while also obtaining their certification. The apprentices must document all their training in a logbook to qualify over the 30-month term.

A total of four apprentices completed the current program with several more on their way to completion. The company congratulated and welcomed their most recent mechanics Dan Yates, Lance Schumacher, Brandon Shemonia and Molly Kircher.

“This has been a great program for West Star, as it aides us in acquiring new technicians which are already familiar with our facilities and offering them the opportunity to continue their career within an environment and culture they are already accustomed to,” said Eric Valdes, program director (ALN).

In addition to its primary facilities in East Alton, Ill.; Grand Junction, Colo.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Perryville, Mo.; West Star Aviation also maintains satellite facilities at Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago; Centennial Airport in Denver, Colo.; Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, Texas; and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, Minn. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton and Grand Junction facilities, as well as AOG/MRT services nationwide. For more information visit or call (800) 922-2421.

Recent graduates Molly Kircher, Lance Schumacher, Brandon Shemonia and Dan Yates, shown. (Submitted photo)

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