Is being afraid of heights and being a aircraft mechanic a bad mix?
Let me clarify by what i mean, If im on a plane (or inside anything high up) im not afraid at all, if im on a ladder im nervous, anything higher and im freaking. Are you constantly climbing and fixing the engines or is it detached and brought to the ground? I'm trying to decide on career path and am between this and Auto mechanic, which i am way more into planes. Also any info on good aircraft schools near bay area california would be appreciated. thanks
Asked By: Michael - 2/28/2013
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I spent 40 years in airline maintenance. A lot of that time was on stands and ladders, and in inclement weather. To change the elevator actuator on a 727, you have to work on a convex surface, that's usually slippery, without hand holds and 40 feet off the ground. To change the anti-collision light on a Convair 340/... More
Answered By: Charles B - 2/28/2013
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you'll get used to working on stands. depending on the issue, and engine may be maint on the plane or at depot level... More
Answered By: Holey Mufflers - 2/28/2013
I used to be deathly afraid of heights. Somehow managed to get a job installing burglar alarms for businesses. This involved getting on extension ladders a lot... More
Answered By: Wayne - 2/28/2013
Yes, you WILL have to climb ladders and use high stands and scissor lifts to work on airplanes. If you have a serious problem with heights, then you have two choices... Either get over it, or choose another career.
Answered By: JetDoc - 2/28/2013
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