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Helicopter Mechanic Training

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Schools that train helicopter mechanics open many doors for professional advancement. Helicopters are extremely flexible, agile and fascinating machines. They are ideal choices for military use, short trips, and leisure?but only if there is enough money in your wallet to cover the expense!

They are utilized by:

  • police
  • customs and excise
  • fire crews
  • coastguards
  • mountain rescue
  • newspaper reporting teams
  • and even tourist attractions.

All aircraft require maintenance, including these helicopters. You will most likely learn about engines, hydraulics, electronics, braking systems, and powerplants in helicopter mechanic school. Having a high school education in the subjects of English, computing, math, physics, metalwork, technical drawing, and chemistry can be an extremely helpful foundation for your education.

Two mechanics at a helicopter

However, many people (to save money), learn as they go along, and study to be a helicopter mechanic simultaneously. You must pass FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) exams if you want to be authorized to perform unsupervised work on helicopters. This method of operating can have drawbacks. Your supervisors may not be trained in teaching; so, there may be gaps in your knowledge, that could let you down at exam time. An approved helicopter mechanic school is a better way to invest your time, effort, commitment, and concentration, thus, resulting in the added assurance of being fully qualified. It is far easier to prove, when searching for work, that you have the relevant qualifications and have achieved a certain standard. For the ones with formal training, the prospects for jobs are expected to be the best by The Bureau of Labor. The predictions are that smaller airlines, that provide commuter services, will provide the most employment opportunities. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians.)

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