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Would being an American A&P mechanic working outside the country be a good idea?

I am in school getting my A&P, and I've been hearing its been turning into a not so good job here in the US. So Ive been thinking (correct me if I'm wrong) since an American A&P needs to sign off American planes in other countries, wouldn't other countries that have a lot of incoming airliners from America be looking for American A&P, and be more than happy to hire?

Asked By: kanderesraide - 9/10/2010
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I would get experience working a specific aircraft like the previous answerer suggested, do a few years at their facility and then look for overseas work. A fresh A&P out of school isn't appealing to many companies because there is a big difference between the real world and school. If you go to a company like... More
Answered By: Alloy Boy - 9/10/2010
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Many of those positions are sewed up for years to come with American A&Ps with their AI. You might be lucky enough to get to another country but I believe they are on "bid" for the next opening and they usually send someone who has senority and highly experienced... More
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Answered By: Freedom Wins IV - 9/10/2010
 
If you can work well with turbins, you may find employment in Libya.
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Answered By: billy_ray_sumbich - 9/10/2010
 
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