On this episode, Air Force SSgt Kyle Gott shares a lot of great information on the 2A7X3 - Aircraft Structural Maintenance AFSC.
SSgt Gott is well known on YouTube within the aspiring Airman community. If you’ve ever done research on the US Air Force on YouTube, then it is likely that you’ve come across one of his videos. You’ll want to make sure you check his channel out! Check out the link below.
Some of the biggest things that I took away:
1. Aircraft Structural Maintenance is more than just working with metals. It’s all about putting the “Lego” pieces together (build the aircraft).
2. If you want to paint aircraft, then this is the AFSC that you want. If you’re a “gear-head” then this is right up your alley.
3. Even though you would think it, you don’t learn to weld in this AFSC.
4. Attention to detail is a must for this AFSC. If you make a mistake, it could lead to lives being lost.
Here’s a little overview of the AFSC:
Duties. Designs, repairs, modifies and fabricates aircraft, metal, plastic, composite, advanced composite, low observables, and bonded structural parts and components. Applies preservative treatments to aircraft, missiles, and support equipment (SE).
1. You’ll need at least a 47 mechanical score on the ASVAB.
2. There are roughly 2221 people within the AFSC, with 2097 males (94.42%) and 124 females (5.58%).
3. Tech School is 76 classroom days Pensacola Naval Air Station (NAS), FL.
4. Lastly, you’ll earn credits toward a CCAF degree in Aircraft Structural Maintenance Technology.
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