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What types of math will you be faced against as an aviation mechanic?

Asked Osceola, Arkansas

I'm planning on starting college classes to become an aviation mechanic & just wanted to know what types of math would I encounter? It's not really my strong-suit & I know that for a fact... #math #aviation #college #engineering

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Greg’s Answer

Updated Dallas, Texas

If you are looking at being an A&P (Airframe & Powerplant) aviation mechanic then the math required will be much less than if you are looking at being an Aerospace Engineer. Probably strong Algebra versus Calculus for AE's. A&P's are in demand because the global aviation industry is expanding so fast.

Good luck!

Greg recommends the following next steps:

  • Here's an A&P job description: https://www.naa.edu/programs/what_is_an_ap_mechanic/
  • Boeing publishes a future demand outlook report that's considered very accurate - https://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/pilot-technician-outlook/

Kevin’s Answer

Updated London, England, United Kingdom

Hi. In the UK maths and further maths are a good match with engineering subjects. Mechanics, Algebras, materials properties, flow patterns etc.

Kevin recommends the following next steps:

  • Review the course requirements. Many have a baseline level for the first year to get everyone on the same page.