From bucking bars and grease guns to laptops and iPads, the role of the aircraft maintenance technician has evolved dramatically in recent years, and is today a high-skill, high-tech and highly respected profession. As the industry commemorates Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day across the U.S. on May 24, this episode of NBAA’s Flight Plan podcast offers perspectives from four AMTs on an in-demand, forward-looking career.
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Patrick Delahoussaye – president, Pioneer Aviation Management (retired)
Andrew Kiehl – vice president, fleet maintenance, Executive Jet Management
Lynze Price – aircraft technician, Amway
Nathan Winkle – founder and president, Thoroughbred Aviation
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