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Flight Engineering Technicians

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Work Environment

Flight engineering technicians live and work on air bases or aboard ships in all areas of the world. They fly in hot and cold climates and in all types of weather.

  • Military Status

    Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $91,815

Overview

Flight engineering technicians perform aircraft inspections, including aircrew visual inspection, aircraft maintenance, and preflight, through-flight, and postflight inspections. They perform aircrew administration, flight/ground training, internal/external cargo movement, medical evacuations, and passenger transport. They also serve as crew members aboard military aircraft.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Flight engineering technicians develop skills through classroom instruction and on-the-job experience in aircraft inspection and flight operations.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Interest in working with mechanical systems and equipment
  • Skill in using wiring diagrams and maintenance manuals
  • Strong desire to fly

Related Civilian Careers

  • Airline Pilots, Copilots and Flight Engineers, Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors