The proper care and maintenance of Aircraft and aviation elements is an important job specialty in the Air Force. Working to keep a variety of Air Force assets in operational use is a job that takes a lot of diligent and expert training. The Air Force Structural Aviation repair team is the crew that works to keep different airframes and aircraft in operational and top flying condition. It is the job of the Structural Aviation specialist to make sure each aircraft is ready to fly, and safe. They work to inspect aircraft, helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. They make troubleshooting inspects as well as regularly scheduled maintenance work to ensure that aircraft are ready at a moments notice to fly their assigned missions.
Aviation and the proper care of aircraft is a surprisingly important job task in the Air Force. It’s the job of the Aviation Structural Repair team to make sure that the airframes and aircraft are in top running condition. Its their job to make sure that the aircraft is ready to fly, and safe. The members of the Air Force Structural Aviation Repair team deal with a number of different issues to make sure that aircraft are mechanically sound and in safe operating condition. Some of the responsibilities that a Aviation Structural repair person may have include applying and mixing fiberglass resin and fiberglass materials, replacing and repairing structural aircraft components including longerons, bulkheads, beams, stingers and aircraft skin, and making parts for the structure, shaping metal and forming blocks, shrinking, stretching and other metal forming techniques. Working as an Air Force Structural Aviation Repair specialist will involve making both temporary and permanent repairs to the fuselages of enclosures, plastic transparent windows, and other parts of Air Force Aircraft. You will mix primers and paints, and apply various different substances to various areas of a aircraft, and work to balance control surfaces of fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. You will work on items such as flags and ailerons, and deal with scheduled and impromptu inspections as you work to perform your maintenance and repair duty. You will start with training for 9 weeks at basic training, where you will learn about enlisted Air Force life.
Further training for the position of Air Force Aviation Structural Repair will continue after Basic training in technical school at a training facility in Texas. You will attend 14 weeks of training where you will be trained to work on aluminum, fiberglass, composite and other types of aircraft materials.