Aviation Maintenance Technician
Is there still a future for aviation maintenance technicians?
Aviation has been a major part of my daily life as far back as I can remember.
I love to fly airplanes and everything about them.
My son caught the fever too!
Growing up he just liked fixing things. It didn't matter how long it took or how hard it was, he was going to fix it!
So, when he graduated from high school, off to Lansing Community College to get his A&P license.
Then a 4 year tour with the USAF working on those humongous C-5 Galaxy airplanes.
And still he fixes airplanes!
Confusion followed by depression followed by fear.
What will happen next? When? Is there anyplace still out there for me?
My son still fixes airplanes. Like people airplanes need maintenance to stay healthy.
Doesn't matter if they are sitting unused somewhere or just turning around for another leg. They all need attention.
They are calling you.
You played with model airplanes as a child. Probably crashed them too!
They needed a little help then - and probably still do.
If you like fixing things, being an aviation maintenance technician is a great career.
As an A&P (Airframe & Powerplant) mechanic you get to trouble shoot problems in aircraft, fix them and make sure the airplane, freight and passengers arrive at their destination safely.
Become An AMT:
There will be plenty of opportunities for Aviation Maintenance Technicians when things settle down and life gets back to normal.
My son Chad tells me that air travel continues to increase on a daily basis.
This is America! We will beat COVID-19 and anything else that comes after that.
So take heart!
We have a lot of resources on our website for AMTs and you can find them here: Aviation Maintenance Technician Training.
Also, you can find some on demand educational opportunites put on by the NBAA organization at the NBAA Virtual Maintenance Conference.
In the meantime keep your wings straight and level Hersch!
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