THE POWER BEHIND OUR PLANES
No plane ever leaves the ground without thoroughly being inspected to ensure it’s in top flying condition. It’s the responsibility of our Flight Engineers to inspect and operate the mechanical systems of all aircraft. Their job requires a high degree of skill and attention to detail so that pilots can complete their missions and return home safely.
- Regulate aircraft systems such as: electrical, fuel, pneumatic, and hydraulics
- Compute aircraft weight & balance and calculate aircraft performance data
- Report abnormal conditions to pilots and provide corrective actions
- Determine engine fuel consumption using airspeed and atmospheric data
High school diploma. Courses in mechanics, mathematics, physics, computer principles, typing, speech, and English are desirable but not required.
- Successfully complete a Class III Flight Physical
- Height between 64 and 77 inches
- Normal depth perception
- Successful completion of a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
- Completion of 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 39
TRAINING & EDUCATION
How do we transform you from a raw recruit into an expert Airman in this field? From hands-on experience to college credit toward a degree, the path begins here.
BASIC MILITARY TRAINING
TECH SCHOOL LOCATION
JBSA Lackland AFB, TX; Fairchild AFB, WA
STATUS UPON COMPLETION
Enlisted Airman with credits earned towards an Aviation Operations Community College of the Air Force degree.
- INTERESTS & SKILLS
- Science & Technology
TAKE A BREAK
Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.