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What Aviation Careers Are There?  
User currently offlineTtad From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 9 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

What aviation careers and jobs can a young person aspire to?

As part of a larger project to encourage kids to consider aviation as a career I'd like to assemble and publish a list of careers and jobs in aviation. There are the obvious jobs (pilot, aircraft mechanic) but there are many more important aviation related jobs that are not as visible or well known.

Pilot, Co-Pilot, Flight-Engineer.
Aircraft Mechanic
Airport Manager
FAA Air Traffic Controller
Airline ground crew
Airport support personnel.
Aviation magazine writer or editor.
Aerial photography
Aircraft insurance.
Aircraft designer and aeronautical engineer designing new airplanes.
Aircraft assembly at a airplane factory

Thanks,

Todd

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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

One idea I can give you is:

In an old Airliner World issue there was an article on the BA team that sorted out the new Calgary service. It was a recent issue, and I found it really interesting. Personally I think the list you have there is very comprehensive, but you forgot F/A. Speaking as a "kid" of sorts, I aspire to be a pilot Big grin.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 1):
In an old Airliner World issue there was an article on the BA team that sorted out the new Calgary service. It was a recent issue, and I found it really interesting.

So which is it? An old issue or recent issue?  Wink I have the same copy, bought it last month, so it was a recent issue.

Quoting Ttad (Thread starter):
What aviation careers and jobs can a young person aspire to?

There are many other careers in the aviation field that one can aspire to ....

Catering services
Airport design
Airline CEO/management
Airline consultants



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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 2):
which is it? An old issue or recent issue? I have the same copy, bought it last month, so it was a recent issue.

I meant old as in not on the shelves :P


User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 990 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

Quoting Ttad (Thread starter):
Pilot, Co-Pilot, Flight-Engineer.
Aircraft Mechanic
Airport Manager
FAA Air Traffic Controller
Airline ground crew
Airport support personnel.
Aviation magazine writer or editor.
Aerial photography
Aircraft insurance.
Aircraft designer and aeronautical engineer designing new airplanes.
Aircraft assembly at a airplane factory

Airliners.net webmaster  Wink



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User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2471 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2552 times:

I would love to have a copy of the list because I would like to get into the aviation industry and I am not sure in what area.
Thanks,
Andre


User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2308 posts, RR: 38
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2549 times:

Id Say add Flight Attendant and Airport Designer. (I have a friend who works for an airport design firm).

Also, Airways-Facilities Technicians. (These are the guys who fix everything from the printers at the FAA facilities all the way up to radar installations etc.)

ATCT



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User currently offlineTtad From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Thanks for the suggestions. These are all good. How could I forget about Flight Instructor, Test Pilot, and all those jobs a small airports. Oh yeah.. Banner towing, professional stunt pilot, or a employee at EAA, AOPA, etc.
I just thought of Air Marshall & TSA.

One point I will want to make is that not all avaition related jobs involve actually flying. Many jobs in avation are safe on the ground... except for the Airliners.net webmaster job...  Wink

Todd


User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

I really don't think any kid is going to aspire to be an office worker for an airline, they all want to be pilots.

User currently offlineDeskflier From Sweden, joined Jan 2007, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

Meteorologist, most of those serve the airline industry, air forces, and so on. Many work at airports, so they only talk with pilots and air traffic controllers.


How can anyone not fly, when we live at a time when we can fly?
User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

You forgot Air Traffic Controller

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