Which rating helps more in becoming a civilian aircraft mechanic?

Aviation Machinist's Mate or Aviation Structural Mechanic.

I have no prior experience. I am tired of the business world and want to try something different, gain a great experience while learning a trade and gaining a new career.


I am looking into the NAVY.

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  • 7 years ago
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    Familiarize yourself with the FAA's mission statement: "We're not happy until YOU'RE not happy"

    While being an A&P has its rewards, there is also a lot of paperwork and rules and regulations.

    Here is some info on safety wire: http://www.avweb.com/news/maint/191176-1.html

    It is one of THEE most important skills to know.

    Also, attend a fly-in. The two most notable are Sun n' fun in Florida

    And the biggest one is Oshkosh in Wisconsin. (July 29-Aug 4‎)


    Source(s): A&P Mechanic
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