How to Get Aviation Repair Career Training

Aviation repair workers engage in a broad range of duties that includes aircraft mechanical repair work, preventative maintenance work as well as aircraft inspections. The work environment for those in aviation repair can be either indoors within aircraft hangers and work stations or outside in the areas where aircraft are kept. Opportunities for aviation repair jobs can be found at both large airlines as well as smaller commuter airports. Educational requirements for aviation repair positions entail extensive training and for some positions such as maintenance work, certification and licensure is required.

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    Conduct some research on aviation repair career training to learn more about the trade to see if it is the right choice for you. Positions within this field require that workers have a strong mechanical aptitude.
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    Evaluate your ability to work with complex machinery and to accurately diagnose and repair mechanical systems. Aviation repair positions involve working with advanced electronics and technical manuals.
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    Decide if you want to get training within a specialized area of aviation repair. Aviation repair workers can focus their training on areas such as airframe mechanics, avionics equipment repair, or hydraulics and electrical systems repair, to mention a few.
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    Realize that if you decide to become a preventative maintenance mechanic in the aircraft industry, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that workers are to be licensed and certified.
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    Choose an educational training program that is approved and certified by the FAA. The FAA's website offers information, resources and guides for those exploring the possibility of an aviation repair career.
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    Weigh the various aviation repair career training program options available to you. Some training programs can be completed in 12 months. There are also associate's and bachelor's degree programs available if you want to pursue a more in-depth level of training and education.
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    Recognize that those schools that are certified by the FAA must provide their students with instruction and training amounting to a minimum of 1,900 class hours. Good programs will include hands-on training similar to the actual work performed out in the field when performing aircraft repairs.
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    Pick several aviation repair career training programs that meet your career goals. Research each program further to learn more about the options available.
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    Narrow your choices down to a select few aviation repair career training programs. Depending on admission requirements and openings, you may want to apply to more than one school.
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    Complete the application forms for admission to the aviation repair career training programs that you are interested in. Upon successful acceptance, you will then be prepared to commence your studies in the field of aviation repair training.
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    Include coursework in subjects such as computer science, mathematics, electronics and mechanical drawing to broaden the depth of your learning as it directly relates to the principles of aviation mechanics. Strong writing and reading skills are equally important.
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    Develop your skills and advance your knowledge in the field of aviation repair training and you will soon be on your way to a new career.

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