|Delcastle Technical High School|
Students in Aviation Technology learn to inspect, repair, service, and overhaul aircraft. Attention is given to scheduled maintenance following a timetable based upon the number of hours flown and to specialization in repair work. The program is based upon the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for the aviation mechanic license. To be federally licensed, a student must pass the FAA written, oral, and practical examinations. The field of aviation requires a person of high professional standards willing to accept responsibility for human lives that depend on his/her professional expertise. Essential skills include coordinating work with others; operating equipment; using tools; maintaining, inspecting, repairing, and installing parts; following written and oral instructions; keeping records; analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating data; exhibiting attention to detail; and working with computers.
Employment opportunities available after high school graduation:
Aviation Parts Distribution/Procurement Technician, Aviation Field Technician, Ground Service Technician, Reclamation Worker, Helicopter Technician, Overhaul Technician, Flight Test Technician, Aircraft Rigging/Controls Technician, Aircraft Pressure Sealer and Tester, Aircraft Structure Technician, Aircraft Accessories/Component Repairer, Air Frame Technician, Power Plant Technician.