Blackhawk Tech Aviation Maintenance Program at Risk

As many members and local pilots may know, the Blackhawk Technical College Aviation Maintenance program is being terminated after many decades. Several EAA Chapter 431 members are either graduates or former instructors of the program and many local A&P mechanics completed their training at the Rock County campus.

We received the following important message today from the Friends of BTC Aviation group regarding an upcoming BTC board meeting. Please read and make a point to attend.

Good Afternoon,

We have finally succeeded in getting a spot on the Blackhawk District Board’s agenda to so that we can publicly plead our case for rescinding the suspension of Blackhawk Technical College’s storied AMT program. The makeup of the Board has changed somewhat, which may be why the Board has accepted our request after all this time.

The November Board meeting will be held at the Beloit Center (600 Henry Road, Beloit – Henry Ave is off Hwy 51, the Beloit Center is part of the Eclipse Center complex,) at 6:00 pm on THURSDAY, 15 November.

We would very much appreciate your presence at this Board Meeting. Please pass this information along to EVERYONE you know – anyone interested in aviation, anyone who owns an aviation related business, veterans deciding on their private sector career, potential AMT students – EVERYONE. We want to pack the house! Please let me know if you can attend.

Pam Thomas

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