Company/Organization: Century Air
Mentor(s): Corinne, Andrew Dean, Jim Farley, David Lambert.
Topic of Internship
Aviation Management and Safety
As an FAA Part 141 Approved flight training center. With two training centers (flight and simulator), Century Air provides programs for private pilot through advanced professional career programs and pre-employment airline pilot training. In addition, Century is approved by most insurance companies to provide aircraft specific recurrent and initial training in a variety of aircraft; including Cessna, Beechcraft, Piper and TBM. Century Air is also a Cirrus Standardized Training Center providing initial and transitional flight training in the Cirrus aircraft as well as aircraft management and crew services for clients who own a personal aircraft and desire support for their transportation missions. Century Air is owned and operated by a retired American Airlines captain with over 50 years of aviation experience and over 30,000 flight hours. In operation since 1975, Century employs a team of professional flight instructors who are highly trained, experienced, and dedicated to providing the best training available in general aviation. With a knowledgeable and friendly staff of aircraft dispatchers and office personnel, Century Air is a full service training center offering the consumer an exceptional flight training opportunity. In addition, Century maintains a large fleet of training aircraft including Cessna, Cirrus and Piper aircraft.
Summary of Internship
As an intern at Century Air Flight School, located at the Essex County Airport in Fairfield, New Jersey, I am responsible for assisting the dispatcher on duty on inserting invoices with the billing department, maintaining chart inventory, making copies, sending/getting the mail, maintaining the stockroom, making syllabus, brochures among other activities as a dispatcher assistance. I spend most of the time at the Control Center where all the aircrafts are being dispatched, however there are times that I can be working on the ramp (outside on the runway) checking the airplanes or assisting an flight instructor and ground personnel. I have three mentors at my internship which are responsible on three different fields or aspect of the flight school; providing me with the opportunity to analyze and help from all the three different perspectives of the flight training. Professionalism, responsibility, and willingness are crucial on this internship it gives you a lot background information and spontaneous knowledge on an aviation environment. I am fortunate to be part of this group of people at Century Air; the airport environment is a magical realism that fulfills my passion towards aviation but additionally gives me the knowledge and excitement to be part of it.
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