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Aircraft Loadmaster


Minimum Education Requirement:
high school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


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Aircraft Loadmaster

Career Description

Whether carrying passengers or cargo, your job as an Aircraft Loadmaster is to make sure the contents of the aircraft you loaded and escorted arrives safely. As an Aircraft Loadmaster apprentice, you'll travel to all areas of the world ensuring that cargo is properly loaded and secured and passengers are comfortable and safe. You'll even be involved in parachute drops of cargo to specific locations. After all, aircraft can go anywhere, and so can their cargo.

Career Tasks

  • Perform duties during extensive trips to all areas of the world
  • Responsible for supervising the loading and unloading of cargo, vehicles and people on the airplane
  • Mathematically preplan the correct placement of the load on the airplane to ensure it can safely fly
  • Responsible for restraining the load using airplane equipment and chains or straps to prevent the load from moving during flying operations
  • Perform scanning duties to detect problems with the airplane or cargo during ground and flying operations
  • Involved in air delivery operations using parachutes to deliver supplies, equipment and people
  • Advise the pilot on any problems you have and give them recommended solutions

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Aircraft
  • Electronics
  • Science
  • Logistics
  • Mathematics


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Aircraft Loadmaster technical training:

School location: Lackland AFB [TX]

Length of course: 34 days

College degree earned: Aviation Operations

College credits earned: 12