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Brette Simpson

Brette Simpson

Brette Simpson is a 2017 graduate of the Aviation Technologies program. She is currently a field mechanic at Helimax in Sacramento, CA that operates the CH-47D Chinook on fire contracts. Brette works in a 5-man maintenance crew that follows the helicopter wherever it goes, U.S. and overseas, maintaining it day and night. On a normal day, maintenance tasks lasts anywhere from 8 to 16 hours and she is also one of two mechanics that fly onboard in case there is a maintenance issue en route.