>>>More of the same. (see above) So many AMTs and AMEs seem to be ashamed of what they are (in my opinion) when there is absolutely no basis for it.
Not me, nor have I really met anybody who was. Not to say there are those who rather be doing something else, but ashamed, no.
It sounds to me you
are ashamed of AMT's or maybe AMT's should be ashamed of themselves, which is your right.
>>>AMTs maintain airplanes. Pilots fly them.
Pretty obvious observation. I haven't met a mechanic who thought otherwise.
>>>This very board (A.net Tech/Ops) is full of comments from pilots about very technical subjects that AMTs are far more qualified to answer but have their comments disregarded in favour of the pilot "god" of aviation's statement.
It appears to me you have a problem with pilots, not us.
Pilots are as much entitled to their .02 cents on this board regarding technical aspects as you or I.
>>>Many AMTs like to hint that they are "engineers". Here in Canada when someone asks an AME what he does for a living, the answer is often "aircraft engineer". They somehow forget to mention the "M" for maintenance word. Not a rub. Not an insult. Just an observation.
My personal choice is A&P Mechanic or Aircraft Mechanic
>>>" It’s a damn good thing that airplane design and certification standards are as stringent and complete as they are.
>>>There. That's the whole thing. Is it putting down AMTs? I don't think so.
I think perhaps you don't realize that you are (like a person unaware he has rancid breath) or perhaps you do.
I happen to think you are quite elitist. On the one hand you feel compelled to put aircraft mechanics in their place and on the other hand resent pilots horning in on your "Own Private Idaho".
Your mistake is thinking your position (whatever that is) entitles you to some sort of preeminence. Therefore to make a point you sometimes feel compelled to make a federal issue using the most trivial or obscure data.
>>>It is my personal policy, here in the great world of the internet, not to answer many questions that would help pinpoint my identity.
Well either you're some sort of CEO, secret agent or the Canadian aviation industry encompasses 14 people where your ID
can be logically deduced.
In regards to a latter posting of aviation accidents. In this board usually people with no connection to aviation resort to such methods to prove a point. Usually it's those hobby aviationists doing that. Usually because one could retort by raising design and engineering issues that have cause tragedys as well.
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