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The aerospace field is expanding, with new entrants in both space exploration and commercial aviation. Have a look from the cockpit, browse military aircraft, or study to be a pilot.
NASA
The Milky Way
Rock Comet Tail
Harvest Moon
Noctilucent Clouds
Comet Meteor Shower
What Exploded Over Russia
Super Moon
Transit Of Venus
Light On Black Holes
Earth’s Mysteries
Earth's Magnetosphere
High-energy Cosmic Rays
NASA's Sounding Rockets
Strong Magnetic Fields
The Space Station
Encounters With Jupiter
The Blue Marble
Encounter With Enceladus
Perseid Meteors
Earth’s Magnetic Field
Land On A Comet
The Ozone Layer
One Year To Pluto
Auroras Underfoot
Halley's Comet
Mars Landing
Partial Eclipse
A Star With Spiral Arms
Radiation Belt Storm Probes
Smallest Terrestrial Planet


SpaceX
Launches
Starlink Mission
Crs-18 Mission
Crew Demo-1 Mission
Spaceflight Smallsat Express
Iridium-6/grace-fo Mission
Intelsat Launch Webcast
Spacex Crs-6 Launch
Falcon 9 Satellite Launch
Mission Highlights: Spacex's Dragon
Zuma | Landing Footage
Falcon Heavy Animation
Spacex Interplanetary Transport
Falcon 9 Timelapse
CRS-6 First Stage Tracking Cam
F9r First Flight Test
Grasshopper 24-story Hover
Space Shuttle Endeavour
Shuttle Endeavour Flyby
Spacex: Advanced Testing
Merlin Engine Firing


Astronomy
The Moon
Solar System
Jupiter
Mars
Saturn
Views Of The Moon
Apollo 12 Landing Site
Inner Solar System
Atlas 5 Launch
Titan Tours
Auroras On Jupiter
The Other Side
Martian Atmosphere
Goddard Goes To Mars
Mars Landing Sites
Geological Activity - Moon
Spacesuits, Tools
Martian Methane
Moon Sheds Earth’s Impact
Asteroid Sample Return Mission
Moon – Reiner Gamma
Earth
Hubble Images
Cosmos
Opportunity Rover
Spacecraft
Orbital View
Flyover: Planets And Moons
Our Solar System's Moons
NASA's Cassini
Documentary


Military Aircraft
Canard Aircraft
C-130 Hercules Aircraft
Portable Magnetic Aircraft
Powerful F-22 Raptor
Unusual Aircraft
Aircraft Hydraulics Systems
Black Widows
F-15 Nellis
Royal Thai Air Force C-130
Future Military Aircraft
Military Aircraft
Maintenance On Harrier Aircraft
Russia Offers Barter
Electromagnetic Launch
Boeing C-17 Globemaster
Mushshak Aircraft
Osprey Landing On Aircraft Carrier
The Largest Aircraft
Russian Military Aircraft
Aircraft Of The Luftwaffe
Fighter Jets Action
AEW Aircraft
Low Flying Aircraft


F-22 Raptor
The F-22 Raptor
Aircraft Landing At Nellis
F-22 Raptor Return
F-22 Weapons Testing
F22 Refueling - 128th Air Refueling
Aerial Flyby Slide Show With Navy
F-22 Raptor Hawaii
Night Aerial Refueling
Sentry Savannah
F-22 Heritage Flyby
F-22 Raptor Takeoff


Aircraft Carriers
Aircraft Carrier
X-47b Carrier Launch
X-47 Cat Launch
The Aircraft Carrier
F/a-18 Landing
F-35c Lands And Launches
F/a-18 And Ea-18 Takeoffs
B-1 Bomber Flyovers
X-47b Catapults Into History
X-47b Carrier Arrested Landing
Air Power Demo
X-47b Launch Aerial View
F-35c At-sea Landing Trials
X-47b Wave Off
F-35 Carrier Landing Tests
Carrier Air Wing Five Fly-off


Aircraft Mechanics
Piston Engines
Ignition Systems
Power Augmentation
Gas Turbine Engines
Combustion Chamber
Bleeding Air from Lines
Turbine Engine Lubrication
Circuit Protection
Generator
Alternators
Airframes
Hydraulics
Landing Gear
Wheelbrakes
Propellers
Vacuum System


Engines
Single Engine Aircraft
Largest Piston Aircraft Engines
Franklin Aircraft Engines
Radial Vs. Rotary | Aircraft Engines
Early Aircraft Engines
Aircraft Engine Conversion
Aero-tv: Viking Aircraft Engines
Aircraft Engine
Aircraft Engine Sounds
Old Aircraft Engines
Rolls Royce Merlin Engine
BMW Aircraft Engine
Viking Aircraft Engine
Aircraft Engine
Experimental Subaru Rotax 915
Kitfox With Rotec Radial
Aircraft Engines
Saab 340 - Twin-engine Aircraft
Volkswagen Aircraft Engine
Subaru Aircraft Engine Conversion
Aircraft Engine Restoration


Pilots - Cockpit View
Alejandra Pilots The Superjet
Khadija Pilots Boeing 747
Cockpit Views
Laufey Flies The Boeing 757
Maria In Greenland
Hot Weather & Heavy Aircraft
Captain Sophie Pilots Etihad A380
Ladies Piloting
Piloting Boeing 737
Piloting The Embraer 195
Airbus A320 Cockpit Landing
SAS 737-700 Low Landing
Airbus A319 Cockpit Sunset Landing
Boeing 737-800 Cockpit Landing
K7 Glider Cockpit Approach And Landing
Cyprus A320-232 Cockpit Landing
Volotea Airbus | Windy Low Landing
Vim Airlines A319-low Landing
737 Low Landings And Close Takeoffs
Emirates A340 Takeoff
Cyprus A321-231 Landing


Instruments
Pressure Altimeter
Air Data Computer
Gyro-magnetic Compass
Artificial Horizon
Inertial Navigation
Mass & Balance
Load
Operational Procedures
Special Procedures
Aircraft Performance
Single Engine
Multi Engine


Light Aircraft & Models
10 Aircraft You Can Fly
American Legend Cub, Titan 180 Hp
Aircraft Models
Military Aircraft
Gliders Onboard Cockpit
K13 Glider Sunset Winch Launch
K13 Glider
K7 Glider Soaring Flight
Helicopter Loops, Rolls
Ultralight Full Flight From The Beach
Avocet Av24 Airplane - Built
Homemade Ultralight Airplane
Light Sport Aircraft
Aerobatic Aircraft
Subsonex Sport Jet
Premier Aircraft F-16
Duuc Aircraft
Full Size Aerobatic Aircraft
Experimental Aircraft
Badland Aircraft, F1, F2 Flyer
Aircraft Modules Beginner
Lightweight Aircraft
Ultralight Aircraft
Landing A Drone Aircraft
Viking Honda Experimental Aircraft
Solar Powered Plane / Drone
Mr Steele's Gear Aircraft
A380 1/400 Scale Model
Flying Car Inventions
Aircraft Model Collection
Homebuilt Ultralight Aircraft
3D Printed Aerial Video


Vintage Aircraft
Norman Goddard Glider
High Flight - Lockheed F-104
Japanese Zero Fighter
Air-to-air Refueling
NASA Boeing 747
Wing To Wing
U.S. Air Force
Boeing B-29 Aircraft Factory
Pan American Clipper
Lt. Col. Everest Tests The Heat
P-38's Flying Over Alaska
History Of Aviation
Leyland Bryan's Flying Car
The Wright Brothers
Military Planes Of The Past
Sparrow Missile Downs Boeing B-17
Convair B-36 Peacemaker
The Bell X-2 Starbuster
X-15 Space Record
The Bell X-1 Xs-1 Sound Barrier
Years Of Military Aviation
Curtiss-wright Xp-55 Ascender
Boeing Sea Ranger Test Flight
X-1a Flight Test 1954
X-1a Flight Tests


Flight Principles
Lift
Wake
Drag - Power
Stalling - Factors
Climbing
Circuit Approach/landing
Trimming Controls
Stability - Longitudinal
Controls - Directional
Flight Mechanics -
High Speed Flight
Limitations


Navigation
Small Circle
Earth Magnetism - Deviation
Navigation Computers
The Wind Face
Topographical Maps
Conversion Angle
Seasons, Declination
Grid Navigation
Communications
Approach Control
Pressure Systems
Lower Winds
Clouds And Precipitation
Aircraft Icing


Osprey
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
V-22 Osprey Landing
V-22 Osprey Operations
Farnborough Airshow
Osprey Check Flight
Long Range Flight
Just Ospreys
Osprey Flyover - Quantico
Camp Pendleton
Osprey And Harrier Night Ops


F-35
F-35 Lightning Ii Joint Strike Fighter
Lockheed F-35 Luke Afb 2012
Lockheed Martin F-35c First Flight
F-35 Landing And Departing Miramar
F-35b First Aerial Weapons Release 2012
F-35 Hot Pit Refuel Mcas Miramar
F-35 Year In Review 2012
F-35 Dambusters
F-35 Lightning Ii Miramar
F-35 Flight Operations
F-35b Fleet Integration
F-35b Operations


A-10 Thunderbolt
The A-10 Thunderbolt
A-10 Warthog Live Fire
A-10 Warthog Search And Rescue
A-10 Warthog Nose Paint
Nellis Departures
A-10 Maintenance
Refueling Over Afghanistan
Langley Billy Mitchell
F-16 And A-10 Aerial Refueling
A-10 Flight Operations


Aerospace Education

Aerospace engineers must have a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering or another field of engineering or science related to aerospace systems. Aerospace engineers who work on projects that are related to national defense may need a security clearance. U.S. citizenship may be required for certain types and levels of clearances. Aerospace engineers now spend more of their time in an office environment than they have in the past, because modern aircraft design requires the use of sophisticated computer equipment and software design tools, modeling, and simulations for tests, evaluation, and training.

Bachelor's degree programs include classroom, laboratory, and field studies in subjects such as general engineering principles, propulsion, stability and control, structures, mechanics, and aerodynamics, which is the study of how air interacts with moving objects. At some universities, a student can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree upon completion. A graduate degree will allow an engineer to work as an instructor at a university or to do research and development. Programs in aerospace engineering are accredited by ABET.


A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one's career. An initial certifying exam, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, can be taken after earning a bachelor's degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering. Each state issues its own licenses, although most states recognize licensure from other states, as long as the licensing state's requirements meet or exceed their own.

Aircraft Mechanics

Aircraft mechanics diagnose mechanical or electrical problems, while avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft. Many mechanics are generalists and work on many different types of aircraft, such as jets, piston-driven airplanes, and helicopters. Others specialize in one section, such as the engine, hydraulic system, or electrical system. Airframe and Powerplant (A and P) mechanics are certified generalist mechanics who can independently perform many maintenance and alteration tasks on aircraft. A and P mechanics repair and maintain most parts of an aircraft, including the engines, landing gear, brakes, and air-conditioning system.

Maintenance schedules for aircraft may be based on hours flown, days since the last inspection, trips flown, or a combination of these factors. Maintenance also may need to be done at other times to address specific issues recognized by mechanics or manufacturers. Mechanics use precision instruments to measure wear and identify defects. They may use x-rays or magnetic or ultrasonic inspection equipment to discover cracks that cannot be seen on a plane's exterior. They check for corrosion, distortion, and cracks in the aircraft's main body, wings, and tail. They then repair the metal, fabric, wood, or composite materials that make up the airframe and skin.

Avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft. Airplanes require reliable parts and maintenance in order to fly safely. To keep an airplane in operating condition, aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians perform scheduled maintenance, make repairs, and complete inspections. They must follow detailed regulations set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that dictate maintenance schedules for different operations.


Aircraft Mechanics - Education

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians typically enter the occupation after attending a Part 147 FAA-approved aviation maintenance technician school. These schools award a certificate of completion that the FAA recognizes as an alternative to the experience requirements stated in regulations. The schools also grant holders the right to take the relevant FAA exams. Mechanics must be at least 18 years of age, be fluent in English, and have 30 months of experience to qualify for the A or the P rating.

Completion of a program at a Part 147 FAA-approved aviation maintenance technician school can substitute for the experience requirement and shorten the time requirements for becoming eligible to take the FAA exams. To keep their certification, mechanics must have completed relevant repair or maintenance work within the previous 24 months. The Inspection Authorization (IA) is available to mechanics who have had an A and P rating for at least 3 years and meet other requirements. IA mechanics are able to review and approve many major repairs and alterations.

The FAA requires that aircraft maintenance be done either by a certified mechanic with the appropriate ratings or authorizations or under the supervision of such a mechanic. The FAA offers separate certifications for bodywork and engine work, but employers may prefer to hire mechanics who have both Airframe and Powerplant (A and P) ratings. The A and P ratings generally certify that aviation mechanics meet basic knowledge and ability standards.

Avionics technicians typically are certified through a repair station for the specific work they perform on aircraft, or they hold the Airframe rating to work on an aircraft's electronic and flight instrument systems. An Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification is available through the National Center for Aerospace Transportation Technologies (NCATT). It certifies that aviation mechanics have a basic level of knowledge in the subject area, but it is not required by the FAA for any specific tasks. Avionics technicians who work on communications equipment may need to have the proper radiotelephone operator certification issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Aerospace & Aircraft Engineering Jobs

Aerospace engineers held about 69,600 jobs in 2017. The median annual wage for aerospace engineers was $109,650 in May 2017. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $69,150, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $160,290. Engineers who direct projects must often work extra hours to monitor progress, to ensure that designs meet requirements, to determine how to measure aircraft performance, to see that production meets design standards, and to ensure that deadlines are met.

Employment of aerospace engineers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2017 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Aircraft are being redesigned to cause less noise pollution and have better fuel efficiency, which will help sustain demand for research and development. Also, new developments in small satellites, such as cubesats, which are used for many purposes such as communications or gathering data, are now coming into greater commercial viability. Aerospace engineers will be well positioned to benefit from their increased use. The growing commercial viability of unmanned aerial systems will also help drive growth of the occupation.

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians held about 132,000 jobs in 2017. The median annual wage for aircraft mechanics and service technicians was $60,170 in May 2017. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $35,960, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $87,880. Overall employment of aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2017 to 2026. Mechanics and technicians work in hangars, in repair stations, or on airfields, which can be dangerous work. They must meet strict deadlines while following safety standards. Mechanics may work outside on the airfield, or in climate-controlled shops and hangars.


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(up to)
10 Year Salary
(up to)
Aerospace Engineers$89,260$124,550
Aircraft Mechanics$39,300$71,780
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Architects$69,760$104,970
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Chemists$66,040$106,310
Civil Engineers$72,120$104,420
Electrical Engineers$78,900$115,240
Environmental Engineers$72,590$106,230
Graphic Design$49,300$58,000
Industrial Engineering$70,630$100,980
Maintenance Technician$63,230$73,810
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Mechanical Engineers$63,230$94,690
.NET Developer$88,620$108,000
Network Analysts$65,230$91,550
Robotics $82,160$92,550
Solar Energy$81,050$104,930
Software Development$79,920$95,250
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