The Air Force maintains a fleet of Turbo Propeller Aircraft, and the personnel that they maintain to work on them are highly trained. Serving as an Air Force Turbo prop Repair Specialist you will work on a variety of different Air Force Aircraft systems, and sub systems.
You will be responsible for installing, modifying and assembling various turboprop and propulsion systems that are found on the aircraft for the Air Force. The Air Force Turboprop and Propulsion specialist receives state of the art training in the most advanced types of propulsion and turboprop aircraft anywhere in the world. You will be responsible for daily inspections on various aircraft, as well as the service and maintenance of these aircraft.
You will learn how to break down and service these systems, and provide a technology troubleshoot when one of these systems has a malfunction. Training for an Aerospace and turboprop specialist begins with Air Force boot camp, and then individual advanced training. You will be shown how to remove the propeller from aircraft, and how to then step-by-step service the engine and it’s various sub systems. You will learn how to identify parts that need replacement and then how to physically replace them yourself. You will be shown how to work on both propeller driven aircraft, as well as advanced jet propulsion systems.
You will learn how to time and synchronize the propellers on multi engine aircraft so they perform properly. This will range from a complete disassembly that is performed in the field, to an in shop complete dismantling of an aircrafts turboprop system. As you rise in rank you will be given increasing responsibility including supervision of younger and more inexperienced junior airmen and personnel. Civilian careers in aviation are also a reality, the training you receive from the Air Force will set you in good stead for a variety of civilian careers including flight mechanic, flight engineer, and pilot or co pilot of a civilian airplane or a member of a civilian commercial air crew. You will assist in training crewmembers, you will be responsible for assisting in their training and education as you help make them into proficient aircrew members. After boot camp you will travel to Shepard Air Base in Texas, where you will spend 11 weeks learning advanced turbo propeller theory.
After you are trained you will work on propulsion systems and aircraft, and some of the most technically advanced aircraft in the world.