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Pilot Hoo

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I’m not sure how I missed this my apologies.


I think aviation maintenance and related professions are excellent paths. I work routinely with mechanics and I am very impressed by their work. If the graduate in question is mechanically inclined (which today you should read tech inclined) I say he/she will be exposed to very cool cutting edge stuff and have good career opportunities. I feel I am treated well by my employer or at least as well as anyone in corporate America. Depending on the employer, benefits are excellent, pay is very good, and the opportunity to work in a variety of regions is excellent, even transferable. Aviation is dynamic and not for the faint of heart but I think we are smarter industry post 911 and have moved into a more sustainable post de-regulation model. But it’s far from perfect. Downturns are a reality and largely inevitable. Much of your personal insulation to that is luck and timing. Not something to turn anyone away just a reality that one should know going in. Good luck. I absolutely love my job and most in the greater aviation industry are equally committed across varying paths.

Another fascinating and highly in demand field is air traffic control.

[Post edited by Pilot Hoo at 05/13/2021 5:41PM]

(In response to this post by HburgCav)

Posted: 05/13/2021 at 5:39PM



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