A Proud AME

Posted on December 14, 2007 @ 3:56 am

I build various aircraft electrical system parts for a living. I have always been interested in airplanes, but I knew that flying was out of the question, due to my deathly fear of heights. So, I decided to become an Airline Mechanical Engineer.

Avionics is such a worthwhile business to be in because people will always have the need for air travel. I feel that my job of making sure that the aircraft’s electrical system is running effectively is just as important as the job of the pilot to fly the aircraft.

One day, while I was in the office waiting for a delivery of fasteners and other aircraft parts, one of the pilots started asking me questions about the electrical mechanics of the landing gear on the particular plane he was to fly that afternoon. I think that was the first time I realized how important my job really was. There was not one person on that plane who could do what I do and that made me take pride in my job.

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