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Kirt Billings

Deaf since childhood, Kirt Billings’ passion for aircraft mechanics helps him discover the sky’s the limit.

Then: A high school student who had lost his hearing as a young boy with a passion for aircraft mechanics. Metro Tech’s Airframe and Power Plant course helped Kirt

  • Learn by providing an interpreter who also understood the language of aviation and teachers who adjusted teaching styles to accommodate him.
  • Achieve the A&P certification.
  • Receive an internship at Tinker Air Force Base for hands-on learning.

Now: Kirt, the 151st deaf employee hired by Tinker Air Force Base, is now a full-time employee with plans to continue his education and work for NASA or the Boeing Company.

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