The Army may be the ground operations unit of the military, but they still need to get to their assignments by air transport. The soldiers who specialize in aviation careers are responsible for seeing to it that the soldiers and their equipment get to their destinations safely and that the equipment is kept in operational condition.
APACHE Attack Helicopter Systems Repairer An APACHE Attack Helicopter Systems Repairer is responsible for operating and maintaining automatic test equipment and repairing electronic equipment, circuit boards and modules and preparing forms and records for APACHE Attack Helicopters. The candidates must pass the 9 week basic training course followed by 39 weeks of advanced individual training where they learn how to inspect and repair the electronics and equipment of the APACHE.
Aircraft Electrician An Aircraft Electrician in the Army is responsible for diagnosing electrical problems, and repairing, installing, adjusting, testing, cleaning, preserving and storing aircraft instrument systems. The candidates must pass the 9 week basic training course followed by 19 weeks of advanced individual training where they learn Electrical theory, proper procedures for troubleshooting and how to maintain the electrical systems.
Aircraft Structural Repairer A n Aircraft Structural Repairer is responsible for repairing and replacing the structural parts of the aircraft such as the stingers, longerons, bulkheads, beams and aircraft skin, fabricating the different parts by different metal forming methods, mixing and applying fiberglass, repairing plastic windows and enclosures, balancing the controls of fixed wing aircraft, mixing and applying the primers, paints and corrosion control treatments to the metal parts of the airplanes, keeping the required materials in stock, how to store flammable and hazardous materials, use and maintain tools and prepare forms and keep records. The candidates must pass the 9 week basic training course followed by 15 weeks of advanced individual training.
Air Traffic Control Operator An Air Traffic Control Operator is responsible for tracking planes and giving the pilots landing and take off instructions. The candidates must pass the 9 week basic training course followed by 14 weeks of advanced individual training where they learn Air traffic control management, operational, communications, take off, landing, ground control and radar procedures and aircraft recognition.
Parachute Rigger A Parachute Rigger in the Army is responsible for inventorying and maintaining all airdrop equipment, rigging supplies, equipment and vehicles that are going to be airdropped, assembling the airdrop platform, cushioning materials, cargo and personnel parachutes and packing cargo, extraction and pearsonnel parachutes. The candidates must pass the 9 week basic training course followed by 16 weeks of advanced individual training where they learn parachute rigging techniques, how to repaair inflatable rafts and other forms of survival equipment, maintaining oxygen and air sea rescue equipment.