• Question: I can fix my bike. How do I get started on fixing planes.

    Asked by Brandon C to Daniel on 10 Jun 2019.
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      Daniel Wye answered on 10 Jun 2019:

      Great work on getting involved in engineering maintenance already! Whilst planes and bikes are very different machines, there are a lot of logical thinking skills you will have learned whilst fixing your bike that will help if you decide to work in aircraft maintenance. Personally, I think the best route into this is through an apprenticeship, it will give you hands on experience at the same time as gaining qualifications and you also get paid to do it!! There are lots of companies that offer apprenticeships and it depends on where you live in the country as to which ones are available for you – I’d suggest looking at which companies operate at local airfields/airports and contact them directly.