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28 	 Member Profile by Christine Knauer
	 Baker Aviation offers early training in avionics,
aircraft maintenance

31 	 Before & After
Columbia Air Services of Groton, Connecticut
	

44 	 Member Profile by Christine Knauer
	 Avotek takes avionics training online
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Get the most for your college dollars
	
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	 Hands-on high school introduction to aviation careers

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Be an advocate for aviation

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