american airplanes Essay

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Abigail Graham Airframe and power plant technicians
The best career path to take is an airframe and power plant technician. The first people to create and design an aircraft were the wright brothers. Which was the first powered flight in 1903. Although the wright brothers were bicycle builders. After them, aircraft technology has become more complex, so we have had the need increased for highly trained aviation technicians. There are many steps and requirements to become a technician. As I said earlier the wright brothers were the first people to build and fly an aircraft in 1903. Orville one of the wright brothers piloted the aircraft 20 feet above a windy beach in north Carolina. The flight lasted about 12 seconds. A couple more flight were made that day by his brother Wilbur with a record of 59 seconds over a distance of 852 feet. The kept trying to make it better in their bicycle shop in Dayton ,Ohio in the year 1896. Finally they made more than 700 successful flights. So the next step they took was to build an engine that was both light enough and durable enough for their requirements. In the cold wintery December they flew their new developed aircraft and change the course of history (“The wright brothers first flight”). There are many requirements to becoming an airframe and power plant technician According to the FAA. Requirements for a US. Citizen “You must be at least 18 years old and able to read, write, speak, and understand English. You must have 18 months of practical experience with either power plants or airframes, or 30 months of practical experience working on both at the same time. As an alternative to this experience requirement, you can graduate from an FAA-Approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School. You must pass three types of tests, Three written examinations, an oral test, a practical test.” Now requirements for a non US. Citizen “Demonstrate you need a mechanic certificate to maintain U.S.-registered civil aircraft and you are neither a U.S. citizen nor a resident alien. Show the examiner your passport. Provide a detailed statement from your employer saying what specific types of maintenance you preformed on each aircraft, and how long you performed it. Provide a letter from the foreign…