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A&P MECHS ONLY!

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by tostidos, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Jan 17, 2011 at 5:23 AM
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    tostidos

    tostidos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys A & P mechanic here and was wondering how many others are out there in the maintenace side of the aviation industry. Knowing how rough and changing the industry can be (laid off once already and 22) thought maybe we could start a little community here! let me know what you guys think.

    CESSNA CITATION XL/S/+, 650, 680, 750
    PREDATOR WARRIOR/WARRIOR ALPHA
     
  2. Jan 17, 2011 at 5:34 AM
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    rbeezy

    rbeezy Well-Known Member

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    A&P certified from Sierra Academy of Aeronautics in Oakland. worked at SFO for 3 years until i got fired lol
     
  3. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:43 AM
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    cohrmundt

    cohrmundt Well-Known Member

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    4.88 nitro gears, Detroit rear, Projector headlights, Relentless Fab custom bumpers and sliders, 6" Pro Comp suspension, all pro leafs, 37x13.5x17 toyo open country tires, method racing wheels, Flowmaster exhaust w/cutout, DTLT headers, K&N CAI, URD MAF calibrator, grillcraft grill with 30" and 20" led bars behind, windshield mounted 50" led bar, Infinity 6x9 speakers, Custom box w/MTX 7500 10"sub, MTX 1200 watt amp, blue led gauge cluster and radio mod, URD short shifter, fiberwerx fenders
    Im in school right now to get my A&P license, and to get my avionics certification, if that counts at all:D
     
  4. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:47 AM
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    KalamaKid

    KalamaKid Well-Known Member

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    same shit as everyone else
    A&P here!
     
  5. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:56 AM
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    highflyinmechanic

    highflyinmechanic Well-Known Member

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    A&P mech here, work for Gulfstream. Work on mainly GV and G550 models.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2011 at 2:36 AM
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    tostidos

    tostidos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Got a budy that works at gulfstream in Atlanta too seems like a great place to work.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2011 at 3:00 AM
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    A7XTaco

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    You don't want to know...
    Former Spartan student here.

    Walked away from aviation and never looked back.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2011 at 3:29 AM
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    brians05taco

    brians05taco Well-Known Member

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    lifted, bedcover,BHLM, grill, etc...
    sheetmetal mechanic here
     
  9. Jan 28, 2011 at 4:29 AM
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    tostidos

    tostidos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    HAHA! wise man, Im walking the thin line with it now luclkily I have a job I would be stupid to walk away from for the time being so ill stick it out till this teet is dry.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Sant0s

    Sant0s Well-Known Member

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    not a A&P but im a Aircraft Mechanic
    8 years Aviation Struct. Mech. in the Navy
    F14 Tomcats
    F18 A-D Hornets
    F18 E/F Super hornets

    now working on C130 with the Air Forice

    11 years now total in aviation and working now as a Aeronautical welder for a one of the big three Aerospace companies. so far ive been lucky!
     
  11. Mar 8, 2011 at 1:21 AM
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    edcal

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    Icon Coil Overs/AAL, Bilstein 5100's, 285/75/16's on MT Classic Locks, 4runner Hood Scoop Mod, Yakima Roof Rack w/BVG Roof Basket, Alpine iDA-X100 Head Unit, iCom V8000 w/Comet SBB25 Antenna, Dual LED Dust Lights, DeChromed, DeBadged, small cosmetic mods like Clear Corner Lights, Painted Tail Lights, Mesh Grille, Tinted Windows & LineX Bed
    Avionics Technician at Gulfstream Long Beach, CA.
     
  12. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    Skymech

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    Bilstein 5100 front and back w/OME 884 Coils Front AAL back, ToyTec 1" Diff Drop, Back to the stock exhaust (flowmaster's muffler rusted apart) AFE Cool Box Intake, Bestop Supertop bedcover, LED Light Mod on all external & inside dome and map , Kenwood eXcelon+ JL Audio Stereo w/XM and iPod interface. AMSOIL through out
    Avionics w/A&P here. Over 20 years in the industry.
    AA, Northrop Grumman, Kallita, United, and then ATA until they went belly up.
    Now with AAR in Indy. At least its work
     
  13. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Korydel

    Korydel Scroats Ma Goats

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    BHLM BLK out Grill SockMonkey decal TSB AAL Stubby Antenna Debadged In channel window visors 4in Nurf Bars 5100's @2.5
    Not A&P, But Airframes/Hydraulics Mech in the Marine Corps on Ch-53E for four years. Your still young and could join the military if u wanted. Then hit one of the commissioning routes to be come an officer. But if you have a degree already you could commission as an officer. Your not going to get rich in the military, but the pay and benefits are good in our economy. Best of luck.
     
  14. May 28, 2011 at 1:58 AM
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    BenMara

    BenMara That Asian RedNeck

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    TRD Blower, Ham Radio
    Im an A&P but havent seen any good jobs, so im doing assembly on the 787 project, boy does it sux, but its a job for now.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    Ez2typethis

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    My 2010 4x4 TRD sport: Bilstein 5100's in the front set at 1.5" to level, TRD Supercharger, TRD Cat back, TRS retrofit, Satoshi grill, Redlinetuning hood struts, Socked ***SOLD***
    A&P Helicopter guy

    Industry has been kind to me so far, knock on wood!!!

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  16. Jun 12, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    nice underwear!
     
  17. Jun 25, 2011 at 4:08 AM
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    PMK

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    White, debadged, Mudflaps removed, ICON 2.5 in front, 2.0 in rear, all 4 corners have reservoirs, Spidertrax wheel spacers all around, BAMF bolt on sliders, Avid lightbar, oem transmission cooler converted to power steering cooler, aftermarket transmission cooler eliminating all oem transmission cooler stuff, remote mounted spin on transmission fluid filter TrueTrac rear differential, rear diff housing vented and filtered into left side bed box, URD MAF calibrator, Volant intake scoop into oem airbox, second filter removed, airbox internals smoothed, blended and polished throttle body, NST intake manifold spacer, Wet Okolee set covers, WeatherTech Digital Fit mats, inexpensive JVC single DIN, Scangage, AVS Stepshield door sill protectors
    30 plus years as an A&P.

    Been good / been bad. Currently good. Most times no regrets, have gotten to work on some great projects over the years.

    There's money to be made, BS to deal with, hopefully they never go to what EASA does.

    The Gulfstream boys, one says Long Beach, assuming the other guy is Savannah.

    PK
     
  18. Jun 25, 2011 at 4:19 AM
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    zano

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    OEM black tube steps, weathergaurd floor mats & wind deflectors, trimmed mud gaurds
    got my A&P cert. in 2002 from colorado aerotech/westwood college of aviation, never used the license, pay is much better in industrial maintenance...
     
  19. Jun 25, 2011 at 4:40 AM
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    phatdrew

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    2" lift, 17" pro comp wheels, 285x70x17 micky t's, billet grill
    No a & p yet but I've been in the Air Force now for almost 6 years as a Hydraulics Specialist. I have worked the MH-53 Pavelow, MC-130P, MC-130H, MC-130E and I am currently assigned in Dover, De working the C-5B and C-5M.
     
  20. Jul 5, 2011 at 5:06 AM
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    11SuperwhiteTRD

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    AFE cai, MBRP cat back, TonnoPro hard folding cover, Weather Tech's
    No a&p yet.. planning on taking the class this fall.. still in the marines as ch53e avi. anybody got any suggestions of quals or certs to get that would make me more qualified for when i get out in 1.5 years?
     
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