The pilot is not the only person who keeps you safe during a flight. Aircraft and avionics technicians maintain and repair everything from radar to landing gear.
Avionics technicians specialize in navigation, radio, radar systems, and other electronic and computer instruments and controls. Aircraft technicians check for wear and tear, using x-ray or magnetic equipment to look for cracks and punctures invisible to the human eye.
Aircraft and avionics technicians inspect and repair airplanes and helicopters.
Most aircraft technicians are certified by the FAA as airframe-and-powerplant mechanics, or A&P mechanics. They can work on any part of a plane except the instruments.
Very responsible, patient, and thorough. A lot is riding on that landing gear, and you’ll want your work to be the best it can be.
“I am a craftsperson. Working on parts that sometimes cost hundreds of thousands of dollars justifies the time and care that it takes for me to be proud of my work.” -- Eric, Aviation Maintenance Technician