Military Flight Engineering Technicians

Military Career

General Information

Description

Flight engineering technicians perform aircraft inspections, including aircrew visual inspection, aircraft maintenance, and preflight, through-flight, and postflight inspections. They perform aircrew administration, flight/ground training, internal/external cargo movement, medical evacuations, and passenger transport. They also serve as crew members aboard military aircraft.

Work Environment

Flight engineering technicians live and work on air bases or aboard ships in all areas of the world. They fly in hot and cold climates and in all types of weather.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Flight Engineering Technicians in the Military

22,080

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Salary

Average Salary

$52,998

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Education

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Flight engineering technicians develop skills through classroom instruction and on-the-job experience in aircraft inspection and flight operations. Training content may include: Operation of aircraft systemsPre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight inspection of aircraft engines, structures, and systemsPreparation of records and logsIn-flight refuelingBasic weight and balanceEmergency procedures including evacuation

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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