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Subseries ss1 - Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council core-curriculum materials for Aircraft Structural Repair Technician Program

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F01-s10-ss1

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Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council core-curriculum materials for Aircraft Structural Repair Technician Program

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  • 1993-1-1 - 1994-12-31 (Creation)

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0.4 m of textual records

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Name of creator

Vachon, Fernando (1912-2005)

Biographical history

Fernando Vachon was born June 13, 1912, in St. Marie Beauce, Quebec. He was the youngest of four brothers (Romeo, Irénée, Donat) known for their contributions to the history of aviation in Canada. From 1948 to 1977, he worked for Canadian Pacific Airlines (CP Air) in Vancouver as maintenance supervisor, quality control supervisor, instructor, and inspector. From 1979 to 1985, he taught Aircraft Maintenance at the Pacific Vocational Institute in Richmond. Vachon’s achievements include the invention of a system to enable the parking of ski-equipped aircraft in hangars with concrete floors, the design of a system to detect communication failures, and the construction of a hemodialysis machine. He died January 14, 2005, in Richmond.

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Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (1991-)

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This series consists of core-curriculum materials developed for the Aircraft Structural Repair Technician Program as a collaborative effort between BCIT and the Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC). These include multiple draft copies of course materials for the program prepared by Fernando Vachon in English and French. Also included are cover pages, templates of trial sheets, indexes of materials, and handwritten notes by Vachon. The final products, the Course Outline and Instructor Guide, are available in two binders. These are each divided into sixteen courses: Shop Safety, Corrosion Control, Tools and Equipment, Sealing, Fastener Installation, Corrosion Assessment, Structural Damage Assembly, Assembly, Sheet Metal Repairs, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Composite Repairs, Composite Fabrication, Fabric Covering, Wood Structures, Fluid Lines and Conduits, and Windows and Lenses.

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Accruals

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Files originally kept in separate envelopes labeled with course name and number by Vachon. Arranged numerically by course number by archivist.

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  • English
  • French

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S. Kelm, Professional Experience student, created 2015-04-23

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