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Avionics Systems


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


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Avionics Systems

Career Description

Keeping our fighting planes ready for combat takes the combined efforts of more people than you can imagine. As an Avionics Systems specialist, you'll be responsible for maintaining and repairing multiple onboard systems such as attack control, flight control, communications and navigation. You'll need to have exacting attention for details as perfection can be the difference when a mission's success is on the line.

Career Tasks

  • Perform maintenance on the F-15, F-16, A-10, RQ-1, CV-22 or U-2 aircraft
  • Troubleshoot malfunctions, inspect, remove, install and check out aviation electronic systems with emphasis on in-depth troubleshooting
  • Work on air attack control, radar, laser instruments, flight control, communication and navigation

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Aircraft
  • Electronics and Electrical


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 Avionics Systems technical training:

School locations: Keesler AFB [MS], Sheppard AFB [TX]

Length of course: varies

College degree earned: Avionics Systems Technology

College credits earned: varies