How do I become an airplane mechanic?
I've been a commercial pilot for the last two years, but I've come to the realization that I hate this lifestyle and I'm in despirate need of a change. That being said, I still love working at airports and I'm chaning jobs to ramp agent even while I type this. But that job doesn't always pay the best of wages so I'm going to need some real skill in a few years. So I'm considering becomeing an aircraft mechanic. I just don't know how to go about it.
Asked By: jadams984 - 5/19/2008
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To answer your question you have to go the Code of Federal Rules (CFRs) Title 49 Part 65 for the requirement. I have included them for you bottom line is you need 30-months of hands on training to meet the minimum requirements or attend a Part 147 aviation school and complete the entire course... More
Answered By: stacheair - 5/19/2008
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get a degree in Mechanical Engineering then work your way up.
Answered By: Alfonso S - 5/19/2008
You should enroll in your local airframe & powerplant mechanic course. They are run through technical schools and junior colleges. I would look them up online, they aren't hard to find. You can also just go down to a shop where the planes you fly are serviced and ask the mechanics where you should learn. You can... More
Answered By: Alloy Boy - 5/19/2008
w***************e? In the US the way to go is probably via an A & P (airframe & Powerplant) training school. This will qualify you to certify work on aircraft given the right amount of experience and training courses from a suitable maintenance company etc... More
Answered By: cambox - 5/19/2008
Most pilots are surprised to learn that while they can become a commercial pilot with only 250 hours of flight training, an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A&P) requires more than 2000 (TWO THOUSAND) hours of certified hands-on training before they can receive their full license, and then several months more aircraft... More
Answered By: JetDoc - 5/19/2008
go for aircraft maintainance engineering.it is a 3 years course.after the training you will get the liscense.
Answered By: roshith k - 5/20/2008
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