You Can’t Fly Without Us – The World of Aviation Maintenance

A short documentary overview of the aviation maintenance industry. Meet the men and women who keep the world safely in flight. (HD)

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Hey guys, just wanted to share how my everyday life as a student of BCIT is. This video will pretty much show you what to expect and what things we do on a daily basis.

This is the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Category M Program.

One of the struggles before I got accepted into the school, was not knowing what to expect in the everyday life as a student. This is common especially for internationally students and for newly landed immigrants.

Hope this video helps you out. If you have any questions, drop it down below. I also suggest visiting BCIT’s website and dropping in for the info sessions as well.

ALSO! Please let me know if you like these kind of videos. If I have time to do them every week, I’d be more willing to do it. Comment down below!

As always, thanks for watching!


26 thoughts on “You Can’t Fly Without Us – The World of Aviation Maintenance

  • July 10, 2017 at 10:23 am

    How much does a aircraft mechanic make starting in Chicago?  I wanna be a line mechanic at the gates?

  • July 10, 2017 at 11:19 am

    If your definition of aircraft maintenance is overhaul of removed parts, then this clip is accurate. But if you are wanting to know info about line maintenance of aircraft, this clip is just blowing its own horn, and has nothing to do with the technicians who actually install, test and sign off the parts these guys work on. I am not critical of their work, but the final installation of parts is the job of the Line Maintenance Technician.

  • July 10, 2017 at 11:57 am

    You must be joking. EVERYBODY….and I mean EVERYBODY literally hates aircraft mechanics. The passengers hate aircraft mechanics because they will make their flight late. Pilots hate aircraft mechanics because of some bug during the flight and also for making their flights late or grounded. The company TELLS us to our face….."The company views maintenance as a loss center." The company slashes wages and benefits. Kicks mechanics in the teeth. Steals our pensions. In the middle of negotiating our contract they turn from the negotiating table and say "Hey pilots, your contract has a year to go, but here is another 13% on top of your already back breaking salaries."  The company would rather literally throw money away than to pay it's mechanics a decent wage. It's a corporate psychosis. They HATE aircraft mechanics with a purple passion.

  • July 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Hello! My name is Dmitry, I'm from Russia. At the beginning of 1016 I get a Green Card. In Russia, I have 25 years working in various positions for maintenance and repair of aircraft and helicopters in military aviation. Please let me know, if I can claim a position in the US? What do you need? Thank you.

  • July 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Hi my name is hari.I am from India.i have completed P.G in aircraft maintenance in U.K.I want to get a job in aircraft field.can you get any idea on this please help mail id is and my contact number is 09989800542.
    Please contact me.

  • July 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I'm studying to become an aircraft maintenance engineer and THIS is what I want to do in my life 🙂 Keep it safe 😉

  • July 10, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks for the vids bro, more informative than Bcit's webpage – hope they reimburse your school fees for this👍

  • July 10, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    helo pulo this video is so much informativ i also want to join bcit for same program an i am an international student in canada so pls tell me all informations about requirements for bcit i am asking this thing from you because u had experience as a student of bcit pls help me out

  • July 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    kamusta 😂

  • July 10, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    please give me ur mailing address

  • July 10, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    bro please can i have a brief conversation about aeronautical engineering … have deep intrest about it. but i dnt have any seniors to ask . please help me from
    . #NEPAL

  • July 10, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    This is so inspiring!,Thanks to your vlog👌👌👌

  • July 10, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Great video ! By the way, is it difficult to find an aircraft maintenance job for international student in Canada ? I heard that we need to be intern for 18 months after graduated to be eligible for license exam, isn't it?

  • July 10, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    dude this is awesome. im doing ame @ centennial college at ontario. we do have beech 18, king air, 3 pipers (seminole, apache, aztec), bell 206, bell 47, cessna 182, two 150, 172. wish we have a bigger one.

  • July 10, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Hey i love your vlog im a filipino im a girl and im having a thought of getting AME do you have any tips because im a hell of nervous right now if i would to pursue that path but im really interested. Hope to get an advice for someone who have experience😊

  • July 10, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Malaki po ba ang sweldo ng aircraft mechanic?

  • July 10, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    nice blog and very informative I also wanted to join bcit can u be able to guide me..

  • July 10, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Just wondering. Did you take the avionics technology program first then the AME after?

  • July 10, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Cool video bro. Thanks for sharing. It makes me want to go back to college and finish my BS AMT Course. 🙂

  • July 10, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Great Video. I am a junior in high school and am looking at becoming a aviation mechanic. Would you recommend the job and can you give me any tips on what I need to know or do and if I should tour and job shadow a aviation mechanic?

  • July 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Hey Poul! I'm a susbscriber of yours and I've always been amused by aviation. I am also from the Philippines and I came to Canada in 2011. I am now 33yo and I am planning to pursue my dream to become an AME or fly a plane. I am kinda hesitant to do it just because of the things that I've been hearing and was told that it would be too late for me because I am old, old in the sense that I would have to start all over again as I didn't have any background in engineering(I'm a BSCS grad). Would you be able to tell if it would still be worth it for me to pursue a career in aviation? watcha think? Thanks and more power to your channel!

  • July 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    thanks a lot for this video! its been very helpful and helped calm my nerves a bit. I start the AME program in less than 2 weeks and have been going crazy trying to figure out what I should be most focused on study wise before classes start. all BCIT told me was to have my textbooks by first day of class and to show up at 8am >.<
    I know I should expect a fair amount of math in the overall program but I was wondering how focussed they were going to be on it in level one? I'm super excited about the course overall but it takes me a little bit to catch on to the math concepts

  • July 10, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    This is awesome stuff!! Another Vancouver engineer vlogger 🙂

  • July 10, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    this is getting motivated for school

  • July 10, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Wow! You remind me of me in the past. I moved to Vancouver when i was 16, went back to PI after 3 yrs. to visit and i also went to BCIT and took AME. The BCIT campus was by the river at the south terminal and very close to the runway. Unfortunately when i graduated the job availability is very limited, this is back in 1992. I am a registered nurse now in California…. looking at your video gives me the creeps because it is like watching someone in my previous life. Oh by the way i even visited the Boeing factory in Everett when i was in school….. weird. Now lets see if you will become a nurse in the future.

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