Epic Scholarship Experience
I wanted to thank everyone for the fantastic opportunity provided by FedEx and AWAM through the Run/Taxi Training Scholarship, which I completed last week. The word “epic” is not too strong a word to apply to my experience.
Steve Simmons was a wonderful instructor, and I learned a great deal during the training. On the last day, after I landed the 777 at Charles de Gaulle airport, Steve threw a simulated engine fire at me. As the saying goes, “you never rise to a crisis, you sink to the level of your training.” I rapidly ran through the checklist as I had been trained, completing each item quickly and in order. I feel confident that I would be able to react appropriately if I was ever to face such a situation in a live aircraft.
I hope FedEx will continue to offer this scholarship in the future. It is invaluable training for mechanics, and I greatly appreciate AWAM and FedEx for providing me this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
by: George Powell