Electronics and Avionics work in the Air Force is a job that has a lot of high stress and that is very fast paced. It is a job with a lot of responsibility, and you will work with different aircraft, including U-2, F-15, and other types of military aircraft. You will deal with different troubleshooting and field equipment checks, and work to test, remove, inspect and fix different avionics equipment when it breaks down. The enlisted Air Force Avionics repair person is a crucial team member in the Air Force aviation team.
Part of your job will be to insure that weapons are able to be delivered on time on task and to meet mission parameters. You will be trained in diagnosis and troubleshooting, as well as how to use state of the art modern Air force test equipment. Your position as an Air Force Avionics Specialist will focus on in depth troubleshooting, and having the ability to fix issues not normally seen at the first glance. You will drill and become proficient, learning by experience and by additional training you will receive from other members of your aircrew team. These special systems give the pilot the ability to reach his destination safely and on time, deliver his weapons, and then to return home safely. The navigation and weapons systems are vital on the Air Force aviation aircraft, especially on the U-2 and the F-15, two aircraft that are often used for reconnaissance work. Following technical school, you will be stationed as part of an aircrew, at an Air Force Base somewhere in the United States or Overseas. You will become a systems expert on the aircraft that the Air Force trains you on. Air Force technical school will take place for you at one of two locations, you will be trained at either Kessler AFB in Mississippi, or Sheppard AFB in Texas. You will be responsible to inspecting and maintaining various weapons systems and navigational systems that support these aircraft. Your work and maintenance skills will be used to help provide defense and attack capability, as well as important information to the pilot and crew regarding the mission and the location of the aircraft, as well as the location number and position of the enemy.
Training will start with boot camp, and then you will advance to individual advance training for your specialty. You will be given advanced skills to allow you to perform all necessary flight aircraft maintenance tasks required of your job.