Opportunities in Aerospace Careers

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In OPPORTUNITIES IN aEROSPACE CAREERS, you'll find: Expert advice on how to prepare for success in this high-tech, fast-paced fieldSalary statistics for positions at all levels of education and experienceResources for researching your ideal career and contacting key employersEssential information on the many options for rewarding military and civilian aerospace careersThese indispensable guides will tell you everything you need to know in order to make an intelligent and informed decision about your career - and ...
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Overview

In OPPORTUNITIES IN aEROSPACE CAREERS, you'll find: Expert advice on how to prepare for success in this high-tech, fast-paced fieldSalary statistics for positions at all levels of education and experienceResources for researching your ideal career and contacting key employersEssential information on the many options for rewarding military and civilian aerospace careersThese indispensable guides will tell you everything you need to know in order to make an intelligent and informed decision about your career - and your future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780844245799
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: Opportunities in... Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 205
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 7.59 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Acknowledgments for the Revised Edition xiii
1. The Blue Frontier: Definition and History of Aerospace 1
Education versus training
History of flight
2. Careers with the Airlines 7
Airline organizational structure
Airline pilot
Maintenance technician
Reservation sales agent
Flight attendant
Avionics technician
Other airline positions
Canadian airlines
3. Airports and Airfields 45
Airport manager
Fixed-base operator
Other airport careers
4. Engineering Research and Development 59
R&D specialist
Technical change
5. General Aviation 65
Divisions of general aviation
Business aircraft use
Executive flying
Commercial aviation
Personal aviation
Instructional flying
Airplane sales
Other general aviation flying
6. Government Aviation 85
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Air traffic control
FAA operations and maintenance inspection
Engineering and testing
Civil aviation security
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Other FAA positions
State aeronautics agencies
7. Aerospace Industries 107
Manufacturing of major-carrier aircraft
General aviation manufacturing
Employment with other manufacturers of aircraft
Aircraft engine manufacturers
Military and space manufacturing
8. Military Aerospace 125
United States Air Force
United States Navy
United States Marine Corps
United States Army
United States Coast Guard
Military salaries and benefits
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
9. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 143
NASA's occupation classification system
Technical support positions
NASA astronaut selection and training
Future in space
Major NASA locations in the United States
10. Postsecondary Aviation Programs 159
Structure of postsecondary aviation
FAA airway science program
Internship and cooperative education
Aerospace problems to be solved
Youth activities
Summary comments on aerospace careers
Appendix A Global and Major Airline Corporate Addresses 167
Appendix B Recommended Reading 171
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