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Old 07-28-2008, 09:33 PM
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Any aerospace mechanics?

I'm looking at going to school.




I HAVE to get out of tool and die. 4 years of machine work and I already feel like hurling myself off a cliff.


How's this industry?

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Old 07-28-2008, 11:28 PM
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I thought it was good there for a while...until the airlines started cutting back on the amount of flights.
Still...it wouldn't hurt to check the on-line job sites.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:37 AM
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Ever given any thought to joining the Air National Guard? You can pick any number of aircraft maintenance specialties and let them put you through school, then do your A&P license through your unit. Several guys at my unit have done so. It's a cheap way to go about getting your license, though it can take a little while to accomplish... plus you get paid (a bit, anyway) while doing it. Just a thought!
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:44 PM
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Ever given any thought to joining the Air National Guard? You can pick any number of aircraft maintenance specialties and let them put you through school, then do your A&P license through your unit. Several guys at my unit have done so. It's a cheap way to go about getting your license, though it can take a little while to accomplish... plus you get paid (a bit, anyway) while doing it. Just a thought!
Is there a "bootcamp" associated with this?


I wont be able to make it through. I have BHJS in every major joint (so much so, I cant even do push-ups)
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:21 PM
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Is there a "bootcamp" associated with this?


I wont be able to make it through. I have BHJS in every major joint (so much so, I cant even do push-ups)
Yep, that would be a problem. You might inquire about civilian technician slots within the military, though I think those will all require experience. I'm not privy to any of those specifics, I am afraid; sorry!
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I'm not in that particular business myself, but I know a few guys who work for Boeing. They all got their start in the Navy.

You might look into Embry-Riddle.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:30 AM
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You might look into Embry-Riddle.
Thatís where I got my A&P license, as well as a few of my degrees.
Not the cheapest route by any means. But, arguably the best.

If youíre really serious about it. And with todayís ever-tightening industry.
It may be nice to have that name associated with your ticket(s).
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:07 PM
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I'm not in that particular business myself, but I know a few guys who work for Boeing. They all got their start in the Navy.

You might look into Embry-Riddle.

I was thinking more local.


This school is going to be over 20k for a year and a half full-time...


I need a job that's mechanical (keep my hands busy) and isnt machine work/tool&die (both industries are dead...)
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I went to auto mech school for a couple of years, got tired of fixing rusty junk and went off to Northrop University to get an A&P license. They had some reputation for being demanding and it was a challenge but interesting every day. Met alot of guys working on their second career. Northrop is gone now, don't know if its buyer is any good. Embry Riddle had a good reputation then, still does now. I worked hard for decent grades, got called in for an interview with a place that had hired Northrop grads before. Twenty four years later I still haven't fixed a plane. Some of my stuff is orbiting earth, some is in the Indian Ocean,(oops), some is in a junkyard on Mars, (dang it!). The name on the degree will open doors for years to come.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:49 PM
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I toured the school.



I'm gonna start in January.

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