Got my A&P!

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  1. Velius

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    Hey everybody,

    Just got certified as an A&P mechanic today! I'm veeeeery happy. I'll be getting a 1 dollar raise at my current job as well as a greater job availability range in the aviation industry. Add my associate's degree in aviation maintenance and my age (I'm 20), and I say I'm off to a good start.

    For the A&P's out there, how long have you been in this industry? Got any advice?

    Thanks 8)
     
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    Congrats!!! As you're going to hear, now you have a license to learn. I've had an airframe license since 1978 and mt powerplant since 1980 - 30 years in aviation and every time I work on an airplane I learn something new. Welcome to a stressful but greatly rewarding career if you stay focused and take the good with the bad. Personally I have no regrets.

    Again, Congratulations and welcome to a very special freternity!
     
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    Well done Velius, good on yer mate!:D
     
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    Congrats Velius, good job.:D
     
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    Thanks everybody! :D
     
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    Well done. Good luck to you.
     
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    Fantastic!!!!! Good for you.
     
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    Congratulations! There are several of us around here.

    I got my A&P back in 2005. I had already been working on aircraft (helicopters in the Army) since 2000 before I went and got my A&P though.

    As Joe has pointed out though, the learning never ends. The day you stop learning is the day you need to stop working on aircraft in my opinion. Too dangerous then...
     
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    When my class was about to graduate one of my instructors gave us all a little last minute lecture. He said when we graduate we will know this much <holds out fingers to measure "this much">. And in 40 years we will know this much <fingers parted a micrometer>.
     
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