What is the name for the mechanic who designs the cockpit of an airplane?
Is this an avionics mechanic? I can't find a lot of info on this. I took flying lessons, about 20 hours, but never finished. I don't think it's something I would pursue as a career anymore, but I just love planes. I want to work on them so I was thinking of going to a trade school to be certified for this.
Asked By: matilda.asks - 6/26/2011
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The teams that design the cockpits are made up of several people. Mostly aerospace engineers, electrical engineers, and production managers. A mechanic doesn't design anything...he/she just works on aircraft systems. You won't be elligible to design unless you are an engineer, and a trade school will not do the job... More
Answered By: Mildred's people - 6/27/2011
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It probably isn't a mechanic that designs, it probably is an aerospace engineer that designs the interior of the cockpit, plus they'll have some input from season pilots so it will have an ease of use function, so the switches and gauges are set up for function as well as standardization. Now after the design process... More
Answered By: Zack - 6/26/2011
Don't listen to Zack, he's just a kid that wants to be a pilot. He got in trouble from his dad for impersonating one on here before... More
Answered By: Kissthepilot - 6/27/2011
Mechanics don't design, they fix. An engineer designed it.
Answered By: Warbird Pilot - 6/27/2011
Cockpits are designed by teams of engineers but perhaps the largest input to the design is made by human factors engineers whose job is to make the man machine interface as easy as possible for the pilot... More
Answered By: Howard L - 6/27/2011
The previous replies are incorrect to some degree. Engineers may have designed the cockpit, but avionic technicians end up redesigning the cockpit of many general aviation aircraft... More
Answered By: John R - 6/27/2011
Scientists dream it up, engineers design it, Technicians make it work! I've seen more screwed up install designs than I care to remember. We have a saying in the USAF about aircraft maintenance, "Used a high school diploma to fix what a college degree just f***ed up."
Answered By: Pilsner Man - 6/27/2011
You can get your Airframe and Powerplant mechanic ratings at a trade school. The school will teach you how to fix the various parts of aircraft, from engines to airframes to hydraulic systems. To work on avionics you need to go to school for avionics, and i believe there are some junior colleges that offer this... More
Answered By: Alloy Boy - 6/27/2011
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