An Elementary Guide on How to Become an Aircraft Mechanic

An Elementary Guide on How to Become an Aircraft Mechanic

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An aircraft mechanic is a person who diagnoses, inspects and repairs the different systems on a plane for any potential issue.  An aircraft mechanic must meet strict certification guidelines set by the CAAP and must also be highly specialized. Based on CAAP regulations, for you to apply for certification and become an aircraft mechanic, it is important to meet the following requirements on how to become an aircraft mechanic:

  • Must be 18 years and above.
  • Must be able to speak, read and understand English.
  • You must pass these tests: a written examination, an oral test and a practical test.
  • You must have graduated from a Maintenance Technical School that has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

The above are aircraft mechanic requirements. You must be able to solve and examine complex mechanical issues with little supervision for you to become highly successful in the field of aircraft maintenance. Logic and mathematics play a significant part in the job, as you must be able to articulate and test weaknesses within all areas of the plane’s engineering. Apart from that, an aircraft mechanic is supposed to have great hand-eye coordination skills and also outstanding finger dexterity. You can work in hangars or directly out in the airfields.

Aircraft mechanic course in the Philippines are offered in different schools. You should do extensive research in order to find out more about an aircraft mechanic school.  Make sure the school is well known and also has a good reputation before enrolling. Aircraft mechanic schools will charge varied amount of fees. In light of this, you should carefully check the fee structure and see if you can afford it.

It is important for you to join an aircraft mechanic school with enough facilities. Additionally, the tutors must be highly qualified so that you can obtain the necessary education. You can consult comrades who have graduated from an aircraft school for more details about the courses being offered.

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