The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) will host a grand opening of its 109,000-sq-ft Hampton Roads campus in Norfolk, Virginia, and is partnering with area secondary schools that will allow 11th and 12th graders to take courses and earn credit at AIM. Through the partnerships with Hampton City Schools’ Academies of Hampton and Norfolk Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education, students can earn up to 19 credit hours by the time they graduate that will transfer to AIM programs. They’ll also earn two FAA certifications in UAS piloting and general aviation.
"Aviation Institute of Maintenance is proud to make Norfolk home,” said campus executive director Ashley Oden. “We’ve been so warmly welcomed by the community in our new location and look forward to celebrating with our friends and neighbors as we cut the ribbon.”
The grand opening will be held on March 17. On a tour of the campus to be held during the grand opening, AIM will feature two of its newest airplane additions: a Cessna 421 and a Sabreliner 80. Hampton Academies and Women in Aviation-Southeastern Virginia chapter were responsible for the Sabreliner donation. As part of the partnership with Hampton Academies, AIM will provide awareness of aviation careers, hands-on training, and pathways to industry certifications for students, as well as additional training for Hampton Academies teachers.