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Inspects, maintains, modifies, tests, and repairs propellers, turboprop and turboshaft engines, jet engines, small gas turbine engines, and engine ground support equipment (SE).
With Air Force jets, the United States can have a significant aggressive, defensive or humanitarian force anywhere in the world in 30 minutes. It's an ability and responsibility that relies on having planes ready to go at a moment's notice. As an Aerospace Propulsion specialist, you'll ensure our engines are in first-rate operational condition. You'll know the engines inside and out and work on the flight line, in a shop or in a test facility. You'll also work where the jets are, whether that's in the United States or abroad.
Diagnose engine problems, including the fuel, oil, electrical and engine airflow systems
Remove defective components and install serviceable machinery
Perform test runs on repaired engines
Relevant Interests & Skills
Maintenance and Repair
Working with Your Hands
Working with Aircraft
After eight-and-a-half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Aerospace Propulsion technical training:
School location: Sheppard AFB [TX]
Length of course: 53–61 days (varies)
College degree earned: Aviation Maintenance Technology
College credits earned: 17–25 (varies)
Tom Clancy wrote:To give you a better picture of how exact these engines are made, look at a human hair. While it may look pretty thin to you, it would barely fit between many of the moving parts in a jet engine. That's what I mean by tight tolerances! Now, let's spin some of those parts at thousands of revolutions per minute and expose a few of them to temperatures so high that most metal alloys would melt instantly.
kori wrote:I guess my everyday life will be pretty dependent on what I get stuck on.
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