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Target Aircraft Technician

Service, repair, and overhaul drone target aircrafts and aircraft engines.

What does a Target Aircraft Technician do?

Services, repairs, and overhauls drone target aircraft and aircraft engines: Repairs, replaces, and assembles parts, such as wings, cowlings, stabilizers, and propeller assembly, using power tools and handtools to rebuild or replace airframe or airframe components. Replaces worn or damaged parts, such as spark plugs, parachute, and battery, using handtools. Tests aircraft engine operation. Places aircraft on launching device, including catapult launcher. Installs JATO or other launching propellant. Starts aircraft, using portable starting equipment. Adjusts carburetor to regulate fuel mixture to attain optimum engine performance. Performs preflight inspection of target aircraft. Inspects launching device prior to each launch. Diagnoses electronic malfunctions. Repairs and replaces defective parts and wiring.