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. asked in Cars & TransportationAircraft · 2 months ago

Can one person be all an airline pilot, an aircraft mechanic and aerospace engineer and be really good in all three?

12 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Sure..And you can be a dentist, brain surgeon and NFL player too.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    This is a breakdown of the Air Force explosives ordnance trade which was my job for 38 years

    The Armament Trade is responsible for the ongoing handling & maintenance of Armament systems, weapons and equipment at either Flightline or workshop level.

    Accordingly, within normal employment and supervisory guidelines, Armament Technicians are employed on duties which include aircraft Flightline handling and replenishment; inspection, removal and installation of aircraft components under normal supervision at all levels of maintenance; employment in Armament workshops; disassembly and reassembly of aircraft components; preparation and use of aircraft support equipment; manufacture and repair of Armament based electrical looms; identification and demanding of aircraft spares;

    Marshalling of Aircraft towing Aircraft refuelling Aircraft rearming weapons

    preparation and packaging of Armament & technical equipment for transportation and amendment and maintenance of technical publications; inspection, maintenance, servicing, repair test and fault diagnosis of electronic and mechanical armament components and systems, associated explosive ordnance and other weaponry.

    You will be responsible for maintaining the aircraft weapon systems from the computers on board the aircraft through to the actual missile or bomb. As part of a team, you will also prepare, load and handle various aircraft weapons such as practice bombs, aircraft gun systems, unguided and guided bombs, air to air missiles, anti ship missiles and torpedoes.

    You'll also maintain ejection seats and aircraft fire extinguishing systems. With further training, you will learn how to become a Demolition Operator to safely dispose of unexploded or unserviceable ordnance and pyrotechnics. Demolition Operators can also go on to undertake more specialised training in Improvised Explosive Device Disposal and Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

    I taught all of the above and in the RAF was nuclear weapons trained. And still cannot spell 

    I was in Ammo Prep (Bomb Dump) i prepaired the Bombs towed the Trolleys to the Flight Line assisted in fitting them to the Aircraft Towing the Empty Trolleys back to the ammo Prep and making up more Bombs. and that was only 4 of us supplying 6 Aircraft per sortie that was 6 aircraft every Hour from 0900 hrs to 1600 unless we were doing Night Bombing then it would be from 1700 to 2300 Hrs.

    a LAME

      To become a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in Australia you must be over 21 yrs of age and have had at least 4 yrs experience in aircraft maintenance or aircraft component maintenance. You must also have had at least 2 yrs experience in the category that the licence is for. A category is classed as Airframe (AF), Engine (Eng) or Electrical, Instrument and Radio (EI&R).

    so Yes we can be good at all trades

    I used to teach soldering, Computers RAAF aircraft Computer Explosives Inspection EOD and IED

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Most of the early aircraft pioneers were exactly THAT.

    They engineered, built and flew their own designs

    - Glenn Curtis

    - the Wright bros.

    - Howard Hughes

    - Sikorsky

    -  Clyde Cessna

    - Victor Roos

    - Burt Rutan

     The list is endless.

     And a number of airline pilots build their own aircraft from kits so they are quite familiar with the mechanics of aircraft. If I were to visit my local airport this morning I'd likely see at least 3-4 of these aircraft belonging to AIR CANADA pilots


    -- He is a corporate jet, helicopter, light single and twin turboprop qualified pilot. He's too busy running several successful businesses and becoming a multi-millionaire to be an airline pilot though

    -- he designs his own aircraft including an air speed record one and a super STOL one.

    -- he builds his own airplanes (14 to date with a 15th one in the works)

  • Zack
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not at the same time.

    Being an airline pilot is very time consuming. Airline pilots won't have any time to work at one of those other jobs, let alone both. A person might be able to work as both an aerospace engineer and aircraft mechanic, but they wouldn't be "really good" at both jobs if they had both jobs at the same point in their life.

  • Dick
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It requires too much intellect and dedication to be a really GOOD engineer or aircraft mechanic. Those glorified (air)bus drivers will never make the grade.

  • TedEx
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Ever hear the expression,"""jack of  all trades, master of none.""???"""

  • 2 months ago

    I would have to go with a "yes"!

    A pilot who is a good aerospace engineer would be over qualified to fly for an airline.

    A airline pilot had better be real good at being a aircraft mechanic- they are expected to walk the craft down and spot what is unsafe or not fixed right.

    I sure would not want to get on a commercial aircraft if the pilot was incompetent when it came to understanding aeronautics and or the mechanics of the aircraft.

  • 2 months ago

    I have a cousin who is a long-time excellent pilot (although not an airline pilot), a aircraft mechanic (built and works on his own plane), and is an aeronautical engineer who works for a major aircraft company.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If you are an airline pilot, your ego probably keeps you from being really good at anything.

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