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Re: HA! I'm an A&P too ;^) (archive)

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Posted by B. Wheaton on August 19, 2001 at 11:38:05:

In Reply to: Re: HA! I'm an A&P too ;^) posted by Eric on August 19, 2001 at 03:44:27:

Well, to put it simply, it's like being an automotive mechanic, except a LOT cleaner. It's also easier on your back because you don't spend hours bent over an engine bay. Oh and when you're working on $30-100 million dollar aircraft, you tend to put a lot of thought an effort into trying not to screw anything up. Mistakes are very costly and can also put lives at stake!

I once heard a rumor that BMW and Mercedes would give fat bonuses to A&P mechanics to come work for them. A&Ps are the very highly trained in precision maintenance and extreme attention to detail, which makes us desireable to high-end auto makers. I almost went to work for the local BMW dealer back home but decided I didn't want to turn wrenches for the rest of my life and joined the Air Force as an electronics technician, which led me to systems administration and engineering.

Brandon Wheaton
1989 E30 M3

how did you like it? I'd like to get some info from people that have actually worked as an a&p.

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