How Do You Test the World’s Fastest Jet Engines?
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How Do You Test the World’s Fastest Jet Engines?

This is an Air Force Hush House. Yet, despite its name, it’s anything but quiet. Noise is a big problem. Your ears can’t take it. You can feel it in your chest. Here in the Hush House, aerospace propulsion technicians like Michael Smith have the important job of testing jet engines. It’s their responsibility to […]

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What Happens When an Aircraft Catches Fire?
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What Happens When an Aircraft Catches Fire?

How do you fight a fire when it’s in motion? The challenges faced by Air Force firefighters are unlike any other job in the world. Their response times must be instantaneous and the challenges, whether spatial, chemical, or kinetic, are numerous. The only thing all aircraft fires have in common is their immense stakes. That’s […]

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Occupational Video – Aircraft Maintenance Engineer/Technician
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Occupational Video – Aircraft Maintenance Engineer/Technician

(♪♪♪) Do you like helicopters? How about jets and propeller driven airplanes? Do you have mechanical aptitude, good hand-eye coordination, and the ability to work in high places, often under pressure? If that’s you then you might get a lift out of working as an aircraft maintenance technician, or aircraft maintenance engineer. Aircraft maintenance technicians […]

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