Air2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7132 times:
First, you learn how to spell "technician".
OK, all depends on what you want to do. If you want to work on the actual aircraft, your best bet is to get an A&P and then take the FCC test. Not that the FCC test has anything to do with aircraft (at least it didn't 16 years ago).
Some airlines allow avionics technicians to work on aircraft without A&P tickets, but that is usually a hangar environment and the airline has a repair stationlicense, so you are working under their ticket. To work the line you normally need an A&P.
The shop environment is entirely different. I don't know much about it, never worked shops, always line.
Bahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1982 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7083 times:
Airgxs, sorry for the misspelling
Military is not an option. I was inquiring for a family member who I think will make a nice addition to the family business. He is too old for military. The goal is eventually to have an avionics shop in addition to the flight school/pilot shop.
MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 7064 times:
His best bet would be to go to a vo-tech for Industrial Electronics, take and pass the FCC General Radiotelephone License test and, if possible, take a few courses from the avionics manufacturers you would be working with.
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Avioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7029 times:
Hey, I'm married again too so it can't be so bad.
There are a considerable number of schools with avionics curricula.
As for going to a vo-tech academy I'd have to advise against it. The rules (FAR's) are not the same as for the air conditioning industry.
There is something to be said for the lobotomy idea, though...
I do know of a couple of community colleges and state run schools that have pretty good curriculums and I know of a couple of others that I'll never hire from again.
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One may educate the ignorance from the unknowing but stupid is forever. Boswell; ca: 1533