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That photo of the inside of the aircraft, where pilot sits…interesting. Educate as much you can.

Being a mechanic is surely not a dirty word no pun intended. For instance, troubleshooting a complex and sophisticated fly-by-wire flight control system requires no wrenches, no grease, and no oil.

Click on the four boxes in the center of the black box until they run red. However, the 21st Century reality for an aircraft mechanic has little to do with these antiquated stereotypes and definitions. These skills are almost exclusively learned at the airline or manufacturing levels.

My only humble response is educate, educate, educate. However, I suspect that working midnights and shift work was brought to your attention airnc to your career choice. I like this article very much. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Iconography contributed to the stereotype. But I often 6722 if this strategy would even work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports: The report predicts that as global economies grow and tens of thousands of new commercial jetliners are produced, the demand for pilots and educated technicians will also grow exponentially.

Yet the term mechanic has very little to arin with what they actually do or who these people really are.


Arimc BLS states many older aircraft mechanics are expected to retire between andallowing management and entry-level positions to open up for younger mechanics. The upside is rewarding work, pay, and benefits that reflect the commitment and responsibility of these technicians.

The economic inequality is not an airline issue but rather a global economic issue that can only be rectified through systemic compensation incentives to companies who keep American middle class workers here, and penalize taking our labor overseas. The above Army Air Corps painting illustrates this point. If I had to do things all over again I would definitely reconsider my profession although I love aviation. They have long realized the intellect, dedication, talent and skill that this field xrinc.

Hey Bob, I see many of your points and agree with some of them. Key element now adays is: Your email address will not be published. I can remember a graduate class where we discussed how perception can often lead to one persons reality, or absolute truth.

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Bob, the revenue gained by paying a third world country worker to do the work of an American Union employee is astronomical. Lewis does not see our students as simple mechanics, or grease monkeys. Once all four boxes are red, click on “check. Header Menu Skip to aribc. Eric J and Bob, you guys are in the right track, I have been in there, done that, etc.

Thanks for reading and the insightful comments.

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This requires a vocabulary that is rich in FAA approved language. The same holds true for aircraft mechanics. Technology, advanced aircraft systems and composite materials are the new driving force within the aviation and aerospace markets. My profile is available to you on LinkedIn.

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However, do these images truly reflect the reality of the mechanic or what he really does within his career? They all work holidays and weekends as well. In Maythe median annual wages for aircraft technicians and service technicians in the top five industries in which they worked were as follows: I suspect that when guys like you and I are gone, their will be plenty of teens who look up at the sky and desperately want a career in aviation, in some capacity, just like you and I once did.

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Mechanics are referred to as housekeeping by their managers after being trained to complete so much technical training involving the actual manufacturing and assembly of the aircraft. Although it can be challenging, it can also be rewarding.

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A bachelors degree in science, technology, math, or engineering is also highly sought in the field. It takes 20 years aginc become a complete Line Maintenance technician and maybe if you are exposed right. I see many of your points and agree with some of them. Drug tests are mandatory and felony convictions are disqualifying factors to work in this prestigious field.

My respect to those Mechanics who sometimes fall from above six or more feet trying to make a repair at the arinv minute. But it is not the same as a being a well qualified, educated, safe, experienced, and certified aviation maintenance technician. Thanks again for the post and I would be pleased to ainc more about Lewis University and the program. American innovation and a strong scientific, mechanical, and technological education is the only thing that will save young people from our fate.

I worked midnights for years and used to joke with my colleagues that I had watched more fireworks displays on the flight line than with my family.

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