"Imagine making $2,000 a week while flying anywhere you want for free..."

Here is the truth about working as an aircraft mechanic

"Whenever someone asks me about being an aircraft mechanic, I tell them about your website."

- Ben M.

“I’m glad I found your website before I went to A&P school.”

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“I was going into aviation for the money, but I didn’t know much about the details. You laid everything out in the open.”

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“The school I was looking at was going to be around $28,000. You saved me a lot of money.”

- Mateo

“I can't wait to get started then I should have my A&P certs in a few months.”

- Allen S.

“Thanks for giving me that information on those MROs. I should be starting my first job next week.”

- Warren R.

“Thanks for helping my son decide on his choice of aviation as a career.”

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"I was nervous being a woman and all, but I know being an aircraft mechanic is what I want to do. Thanks for everything..."

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“I didn’t know if I should choose an FCC license or A&P license. Now I know what I need to do.”

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"I got the list of helicopter courses you sent, so hopefully I can get into one soon."

- Chris

"Most of the stuff I've read online is just crap but you definitely know your stuff."

- Daniel O.

"I started work a couple months ago and hope to get my a&p this time next year."

- Travis A.

"I didn't know that this career was the way it is. I still think I'm going to attend college for an aviation degree, I just have to decide on another choice."

- Michelle D.

“I was thinking about going to an A&P prep school, but now I’ve changed my mind.”

- Ron B.

“You really really helped me! I have always wanted to work on airplanes!”

- Charles A.

"I appreciate all of the info about the A&P program you sent me."

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“I've been thinking about becoming an avionics technican but I didn't know where to start before I found your site.”

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“Thanks for sharing the truth about working in aviation.”

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“I'm still in high school but I'm going to start as soon as I graduate. I can't wait to start working on airplanes!”

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"I think anyone that wants to find out about this career will be in for a big surprise, I know I was."

- Troy P.

“I was interested in getting my A&P License. Thanks for the great info!”

- Julio N.

“Your video on the A&P license was extremely helpful.”

- Sherise K.

“Hey Stan thanks again for helping me out.”

- Wes

"I wish I'd have found your site before I enrolled in my A&P course..."

- Martin E.

“I am an avionics technician. Thanks for the help and good work.”

- Cedric L.

"My A&P instructor told me about your video. He showed us the video in class and we all just looked at each other."

- Ufar H.

“As an aviation professional, I can honestly say that you captured the field of aircraft maintenance perfectly.”

-David K.

“I’m trying to have The Aircraft Mechanic approved for my A&P general course. I want all my students to read it.”

- Kenneth B.
  A&P Instructor

“Anyone interested in working on airplanes or going to school for it has to read your book.”

- Craig L.

"The Aircraft Mechanic was the perfect resource for me."

- Dominic

“I’ve done a lot of research on working in aviation, and I’ve never seen anything as informative as The Aircraft Mechanic.”

- Bryant T.

"My students always love reading about your experiences as much as I love teaching about them."

- Darryl Murtaugh
  A&P Instructor

"I just got my copy today and I've already learned more than when I was searching online. This is exactly what I was looking for."

- Tony G.

"Your stuff is really awesome, man. I wish there were more people like you in the world, not afraid to tell the truth and not just out to make a buck."

- Leon G.

"Whenever my A&P Instructor made our class read the chapter about dangers in The Aircraft Mechanic everyone in the class became silent."

- Danivak W.

“I was trying to decide if I wanted to go to school for an aviation degree, and I couldn’t have done it without this info.”

- Christy W.

"With The Aircraft Mechanic, Stan King has opened the gates of truth on the aircraft mechanic career field, and it is only going to continue as more and more aviation students and professionals hear the title being discussed in classrooms and on hangar floors."

- Aircraft Weekly

“Your book is better than all of the combined aviation career info available online. Man, I’m glad I found your website.”

- Stephen M.

“I just wanted to say thank you for saving me tons of money on my degree of choice. Your book made everything perfectly clear.”

- Dan O.

“Every aircraft technician should read your book.”

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“Thanks for telling your story. I don’t have any more questions if I should get my A&P or not.”

- Mike M.

"Mr. King is causing quite a stir with his new book, The Aircraft Mechanic. Having sold nearly 100,000 copies worldwide, it is evident that this information is sorely needed. More than two dozen A&P Instructors say they now use The Aircraft Mechanic as a teaching tool."

- USA Today

"I start next week as a structure technician at (company name removed) here in Florida. I would never know how to do this without your help."

- Bill E.

You have to know...

  • Do aircraft mechanics really make a lot of money?

  • Do you have to go to college?

  • Do you need a license or some type of certification?

  • Is aircraft maintenance a good career?

Every day people just like you are making money in the field of aviation. Some years I made over $100,000 working on airplanes. An aviation career can be very rewarding, but there's a lot of information about this career that is kept hidden.

My name is Stan King. I worked as an aircraft mechanic for many, many years. The field of aircraft maintenance is growing every day. There were nearly ninety million airplane departures in 2016 and it is estimated that by the number of departures will have doubled.

Do aircraft mechanics really make a lot of money?

The simple answer is that you can make a lot of money as an aircraft mechanic in certain situations. However, is it really the high-paying career that you probably think it is?

Most aircraft mechanics can make a lot of money compared to some careers, but only if the right steps are taken.

Many people get into aviation thinking they will make a lot of money, but there's much more to working as an aircraft mechanic than all of the money that can be made.

If you know the right steps you can make a lot of money.

"I wish I'd have found your site before I enrolled in my A&P course..."

- Martin E.

Do you have to go to college?

This is one of the biggest misconceptions about this career. Most people automatically assume that you have to go to college.

A common mistake people make is thinking that they have to go to school or college to work on airplanes. Many times you don't, and there are other ways you can get the necessary training you need to advance in the career.

Not everyone working on airplanes is making $80,000 a year, and the ones that are making that much money are a mixture of people with and without college degrees.

Do you need a license or some type of certification?

Not everyone working in aviation has a license! People always assume that if you work on multimillion dollar airplanes you HAVE to have some kind of license or something, right? Wrong!!

However, even though you don't absolutely have to have a license, you DO have to have a license in some situations. The question is: Is it really worth the time and effort to go to school for an aviation degree?

You may or may not have heard about the Airframe and Powerplant License, or the "A&P License". I will discuss this type of license below, and whether or not it is as valuable as the schools want you to think it is.

Even though the colleges will never tell you this, you might not need a license to work on airplanes.

"I'm trying to have The Aircraft Mechanic approved for my A&P general course. I want all my students to read it."

- Kenneth B.
A&P Instructor

What is an A&P License?

The A&P License is issued to qualified aviation technicians that have the proper training and meet all of the requirements set by the FAA. The true value of the A&P License is usually inflated and made to seem bigger than it really is by the airlines and colleges.

A mechanic who holds an A&P License is certified to inspect, perform, or supervise maintenance of aircraft and aircraft systems. A&P mechanics are certified to accomplish their duties on both commercial and private aircraft.

Do you really need an A&P License? Is an A&P License a good investment?

If you are planning on jumping into a school for an A&P License because you think it's a wise decision, or because that's what the school has talked you into, think again.

Are you planning to get an A&P License?

I will tell you the truth:

  • What the A&P prep schools won't tell you...

  • What the community colleges won't tell you...

  • The real value of the A&P License...

Is the money you are going to invest in a school to earn an aviation degree worth the time, effort, and stress it takes to earn it?

I'm going to show you how to get a FREE A&P License

Did you know an A&P License can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000 or more..?

There are certain methods you can use to get an A&P License without paying a penny. Most people don't have a clue that these methods exist. Why pay thousands of dollars to get something when you can get it for free? And why don't the schools mention these powerful methods??

When you see these methods you will really understand why the colleges and schools anger me. They could easily give this information away, but instead they hide it from you.

How do some mechanics make $100,000 or more working in aviation?

There are people in the aviaiton field making large amounts of money. There are only a few ways that this level of income can be achieved but it is possible.

People don't know any of the details about airplanes. Most people are clueless when it comes to all of the systems and components that make them fly. All they know is that they trust their lives to these complex machines that cost millions of dollars.

Because of these reasons, most people automatically assume that the mechanics that work on these machines HAVE to make A LOT OF MONEY.

Once you know the truth about this career and the money that can be made, I can almost guarantee that your whole perception of the aviation career field will be turned upside down.

Where do you start?

Well, I can tell you that you don't start by reading a course outline from an aviation school or technical college.

I can honestly say that you have already started at the best place possible, which is right here.

If you are interested in this career you have found the best resource available to make sure you know all the facts.

Is aircraft maintenance a good career?

Aircraft maintenance is constantly listed in top ten or top twenty career lists by popular websites like MonsterJobs, Yahoo! Jobs, and Forbes. It can be a great career, but only if you know all the details.

Aircraft maintenance is not for everyone. If I had a dollar for every new mechanic that quit within six months after starting the job, I would have tens of thousands of extra dollars in my bank account.

Most of these mechanics had already spent tens of thousands of dollars and years in college to get an aviation degree. Most quit because they didn't like the job for one reason or another. Most had been pulled in by a college or technical school, and they thought that the career would be much different than it actually is.

Don't guess if an aviation career is right for you.

Is this career right for you?

Just because you can make $70,000 - $100,000 + a year doesn't mean the career is for you.

This career is certainly much better than some careers, but you need to make sure without a doubt that this career is right for you BEFORE you invest your time and money into it.

Why I Wrote The Aircraft Mechanic...

I decided to share my story and tell the truth about the field of aviation so you don't have to worry about whether or not working in aviation is the right career for you.

"Wow, you work on airplanes! You must make a lot of money!"

"Should I got to school for an A&P license?"

"What's it like working on airplanes?"

As a professional working in aviation, I heard things like this almost every day. I also found myself answering these questions almost every day.

I soon learned why I was answering these same questions over and over, again and again. The answers simply weren't available. There were no books, videos, or online resources that provided a clear answer to any of these questions.

Nothing really explained anything about the field of aircraft maintenance, how to become an aircraft mechanic, or what it's like working as one.

I wanted to answer these questions so you will have a clear understanding about airplane mechanics and aviation. I want you to know what it's really like working in aviation.

"I have been working in aviation for nearly 25 years, and I have been an A&P Instructor for nearly 8 years of that time. Your book is a very valuable teaching tool, and it makes my job a lot easier. My students always love reading about your experiences as much as I love teaching about them.

The Aircraft Mechanic is worth it’s weight in gold. I noticed a couple of other A&P Instructors leaving comments so I thought I would send you this testimonial along with a picture of myself to use on your site. That picture is a few years old, so I don’t quite look like that anymore! However, my testimonial still stands as strong now as ever.

Your hard work is very appreciated Mr. King, and I am very grateful that you chose to write The Aircraft Mechanic. I believe I have read that you might release a follow-up book? Please keep me informed if you plan to write another book. I’ll be your first customer."


- Darryl Murtaugh
  A&P Instructor

What will The Aircraft Mechanic do for you?

Over 33,000 people just like you have used The Aircraft Mechanic to find out if this career is right for them.

Some have become aircraft mechanics making $100,000 or more per year, while some have decided that the career is not right for them BEFORE spending thousands of dollars and wasting years of their life.

You will know:
  • How to make the most money

  • How to get a FREE A&P License

  • Everything you need to know about being an aircraft mechanic

The aviation industry needs you, and they know exactly how to get you in the door anyway they can by lying to you and telling you what you want to hear. Don't be a blind sheep!

Don't spend your time, money, and energy to get into this career without knowing all of the facts!

"Stan King,

As a retired FAA Safety Inspector, I have to say that your book was a pleasure to read. It was very refreshing to see a different point of view. I do believe that you are offering newcomers a valuable tool if they are really ready to get into the aviation career field. As a licensed A&P Mechanic and a pilot, I can honestly say I wish there were more books like The Aircraft Mechanic available, and I think that every aircraft technician should have a copy. Thank you for your contribution to the aviation career field.

- Don Eastman, Oklahoma City, OK

  FAA Aviation Safety Inspector, Retired

"Mr. King,

I just started on my A&P License at a college. I was able to set up an agreement with the maintenance facility so I don't have to use a student loan. I really can't believe that I am going to school for no money. I have already told some of the other students here about your course, but most of them have already started paying tuition.

There are a couple of other students that are using the same method as me because they also have your book. I just wanted to tell you how truly thankful I am that you took the time to help aviation students like myself."

- Miguel Escobar, Peru

  A&P Student

"My first job is with a small airline in New York, where I'll be making $27 per hour straight pay, $40.50 overtime pay. I'm also attending flight classes to obtain my commercial pilots license. I know I wouldn't have made this decision without reading The Aircraft Mechanic, and I know that I could have found myself as a low-paid mechanic somewhere without your guidance."

- James Murphy

  A&P Mechanic

Choosing a career is a big step. Don't blindly jump into this career without knowing all the facts!

I will tell you everything you need to know about the aircraft maintenance career field.

I want you to know the truth about this career. I will lay everything out on the table, and I will go over everything honestly.

I want you to have a good-paying, enjoyable career.

You'll be more prepared than most of the instructors in the schools if you decide to go into aviation.

All of the secrets of working in aviation are revealed in The Aircraft Mechanic.

There is nothing else like this out there!

"Your book really, really helped me! I have always wanted to work on airplanes."

- Charles A.

After reading The Aircraft Mechanic you will be able to make a solid descision on whether or not a career in aviation is right for you.

Don't even think about a career in aviation before you read this book.

Don't blindly waste your money on an expensive college or prep course. Don't take a chance in aviation without knowing all of the details provided in The Aircraft Mechanic.

"Every aircraft technician and anyone that is interested in aircraft or aviation, or anyone who even flies on planes should be forced to read this book."

    - Chris Vohnham, A&P Instructor

If you don't want to know the dirty secrets about working in aviation, then don't read this book.

"I was trying to decide if I wanted to go to school for an aviation degree, and I couldn't have done it without this info."

- Christy W.

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This book helped me make some real money
By Mendeza on November 22, 2015
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I’m 21 and have always worked dead end jobs since I graduated high school. For the past year I been a roofer which is really hard work for low pay. I never went to college and was looking for something that would pay me some good money and fast. After reading this book and following the steps I got on with a company building airplane seats making around $1,000 a week. I make even more if I work over my normal time. And the work is really easy much easy than putting on roofs. The best thing is I didn’t have to go to school. All I can say is I thank God I found this book.

I bought this book to get a free A&P certificate.
By Mason O. on June 5, 2016
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The only reason I bought this book was to get a free A&P certificate. I had researched a few A&P schools and that’s when I found The Aircraft Mechanic. I was skeptical at first because I didn’t know this was possible, but I bought the book based on all the good reviews.

Fast forward a year... Using the methods in the book I found a spot with a company here in Florida where I’ve been working as an A&P mechanic. Sometimes the days can be long, but the other mechanics are friendly and helpful and I’m making some really good money. I should have my A&P certificate in 4 or 5 more months, which is the best part.

If you are looking to get your A&P certificate, I recommend you read this book. It will help you and save you some money.

Read this before you go to school to be an aircraft mechanic
By Jaimeson Ward on May 12, 2016
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I have been looking at different aviation schools for around a month but there weren’t any around where I live. I found out one of my local community colleges has an aviation program and I was about to sign up. The problem is it costs a lot of money even for a little community college and I just don’t have that kind of money and I don’t want to have student loans. I’ve already done that once and wasted money.

Luckily I found this book online a few weeks ago and it has been really helpful. I didn’t know that you can get into this line of work without even going to college or an aviation school. If you like me and thinking about going to school for aircraft maintenance, read this book first.

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You will learn about every aspect of the aircraft maintenance career:

How to make the most money

How to get started without wasting thousands of dollars in college

Everything about the A&P License

If you need an A&P License

The dangers of working in this career

If the career is right for you

And much, much more!

Really helpful
By Ryan V. on July 29, 2014
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I was looking for information on how to get into this line of work because I heard you can make good money AND I was tired of working for peanuts driving a forklift and I knew I had to get out of there. I found this book on google when I was looking into joining the military because I thought that was the way to become a plane mechanic. I had no idea you can become a mechanic without the military or going to college but you can. Going by this book I found out what to do to get a job. I just started at my first job where I’m learning to work on small passenger planes and I really like the work so far and the pays really good to. It’s much better than my old boring job that’s for sure!

Perfect Resource If You’re Thinking About This Career
By P. Huffman on April 16, 2018
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I had already decided to go to an A&P (Airframe & Powerplant) school to get my A&P license and become an aircraft mechanic, but luckily I found The Aircraft Mechanic book before I signed up. An A&P license is what the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) issues to people who are trained to be aircraft mechanics. I thought you had to have an A&P before you can get into this career, but that isn’t always the case.

It turns out you can get a job and start making money first, and then get the certification later. This was good news for me because I really didn’t have the money to pay for the school and I didn’t want to take out any student loans. Using this book I was able to find a program at an MRO in Georgia (where I live). I’m 4 months into the program right now, and when I’m finished I can get my sign offs and get my A&P. All I had to do was buy a toolbox and some tools which all cost about $200.

I’m so glad I didn’t end up with a $15,000 student loan or a bunch of credit card debt. Read this book if you’re thinking about getting your A&P, it will help you get started.

Great book if you thinking about getting into this
By Michelle Fuentes on December 30, 2017
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First let me say I’ve been in retail since I graduated high school in 2011. I had planned to go to college, but so far I haven’t been able to go. I have a male cousin that has been working as a mechanic for a long time and he told me about this book. The main thing I was worried about was being a girl because I knew their are not that many where my cousin works. Well, apparently there are a good number of girls that work as mechanics so that’s good if you’re a girl like me:)

Back to this book it’s a great resource and has helped me learn a lot about being an airplane mechanic. I haven’t found a job yet, but I have emailed a few places and there are some spots available. I plan to quit my current job at Wal-Mart and start with a company in Florida by the end of the summer. If you are thinking about going to school read this book first because you don’t have to go to college which surprised me.

Why this information has never been made available

If you only knew the facts you would instantly see why nothing like this has ever been released!

Fact #1: The schools need to make money!

They will tell you anything and everything to get you in the door. Why? To teach you, right? Wrong! Most people think that schools exist to teach people about specific subjects. What they fail to realize is that schools exist to make money. They make money by teaching people stuff. The schools make this career out to be a great opportunity so they can charge you tens of thousands of dollars. Colleges are businesses.

Fact #2: The airlines need to make money!

Just as the colleges and technical schools don't exist to educate you but to make money, so it is with the airlines. Airlines don't exist to fly people to their destinations safely. They exist to make money. They make money by flying people to their destinations safely (sometimes)... If the truth about aviation maintenance was truly exposed, there would be an uproar!

Fact #3: The whole aviation industry is controlled by Greedy corporations.

This does not mean that you cannot have a good career working in aviation, it means that greedy corporations in aviation are no different than greedy corporations in any other field. They exist to make money, and they will use you and pay you as little as they can because you won't know any better.

Fact #4: Maintenance companies like DUMMIES!

Maintenance companies and airlines love it when fresh, dumb aviation mechanics come right out of college looking for a job. They know that most of these mechanics don't have a clue about the real world of aviation maintenance, because the colleges don't tell them about it. If you want to have a high-paying, enjoyable career in the field of aviation maintenance you have to go way beyond what the schools and maintenance companies will ever tell you. Don't be a dummy!

Fact #5: Only some will have a high-paying career in aviation.

You can make good money and have a good career in aviation, but it is not for everyone. If you think that you can go to school, get a degree, and have a high-paying career, you are wrong.

Fact #6: Most aircraft mechanics think they have a good career because they don't know any better.

Noone wants to have regrets. If a person goes to college and gets a degree, they want that degree to mean something. They want to know that they accomplished something. Most aircraft mechanics, whether they acquired a degree or not, will defend their profession because they don't want to admit that they made a mistake.

The sad part is, they could probably make a lot more money if they only knew how.

What the schools and the airlines won't tell you...

The schools are only concerned with getting you through the door, so you can start paying them tuition. I've seen this happen with so many people and it really angers me. I'm just trying to help you make the right decision about your future. I can help you make the right choices because of my extensive knowledge of this industry.

The airlines and maintenance companies work with the technical schools and colleges to bring in new employees for the lowest price possible. The schools make tons of money, and the airlines and maintenance companies have all the new low-paid mechanics they need.

Do you think that an A&P license is a valuable tool? I can tell you what you want to know. If you think you know what it's like working in the field of aviation, think again. Many new aircraft mechanics still ask me a lot of questions like these:

"I have my A&P but I don't have any experience yet, so what are my best options?"

"How can I make more money working as an aircraft mechanic?"

"What can I do if I can't get my A&P License?"

I have seen many new mechanics fresh out of A&P school that didn't know what to do after they finished school. They had used nearly two years of their lives and a lot of money on a career that they blindly walked into. They didn't know the right steps once they started working in aviation and that's why they would ask me questions all the time.

All of this is covered in The Aircraft Mechanic.

You will know more about the field of aircraft maintenance than a lot of people already working in the industry.

"I have been interested in working on airplanes since I was a little kid in the Philippines. I bought your book around a year ago and soon after started at an airline to get my A&P License. I would have enrolled in a college that had been contacting me if I wouldn't have read The Aircraft Mechanic.

So far everything you talked about has been true. I'm very glad I had the chance to read your book before going to college."

- R. Alcomendas, Philippines
  A&P Mechanic / Student

"Mr. Stan King,

I saw a review of your book on YouTube and I couldn't resist! I'm glad I found you! I have began my training as a pilot in Hawaii, and I am loving it! I would love to go flying with you some day. It's beautiful out here, and I will be making more money than I ever dreamed! I was just about to enroll at a college here for an aviation degree when I found your book. I can't imagine what I would have done or where I would be if I hadn't. I just wanted to drop you a message and say thanks!"

- Rick Marshall, Hawaii
  Pilot in training

"There are not a lot of resources in India for learning about working in aviation. I was afraid that The Aircraft Mechanic would not help me over here, but it has become the best resource that I had read before deciding not to go to A&P school. I am going to start contracting at a large airport in Mumbai in a few months. I am looking forward to my new career. I didn't think this was possible. Your book has opened many doors for me and my family."

- Q. Badanikai, India
  Aircraft Mechanic


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good book on working on airplanes
By John Allan on July 24, 2017
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I just got out of high school but for the last 2 years I been working for my uncle company doing framing work on houses and other stuff like apartments and condos. I dont no anything about working on airplanes so I got this book to help me figure out everything. Its pretty good and have helped me to figure out what I need to do so I will probably have ajob in a couple months working with this place in Texas. this book gave me the info I needed or I would not no what to do.

Good Christmas Gift
By Christine Reagan on January 16, 2018
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I bought The Aircraft Mechanic for my son because he was talking about working on helicopters. He really enjoyed the book. I know because he kept talking about what the book said to do and blah blah blah and if he talks about something I know he really likes it. He just graduated high school this month and in August he starts working. If someone in your family is talking about doing this work then this book is a good gift.

This is the best book about being an aviation mechanic I have found.
By Michael Brennan on May 5, 2014
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I have been an A&P mechanic for nearly 7 years now, and I bought this book out of curiosity. I wanted to see what it was about. After I read it, my first thought was that I have never seen another book like it. There just aren’t that many books out there about this career.

In the first few chapters the author (Stan King) describes what it was like for him becoming an aviation mechanic. He also discusses how others can become mechanics and what they can expect to go through. I really enjoyed reading his story and some of it is pretty funny. Being a mechanic myself, I can definitely relate to a lot of what he says.

The rest of the book deals with what it’s like actually working as a mechanic in this career. He really went into a lot of detail and I felt like he was spot on. He talks about the salary of aviation mechanics, the positives and negatives of the career, the dangers, etc. He did a good job describing all of the different aspects. He also did a great job going over the FAA A&P certificate. The only negative I’d say is that I did disagree with him on a few issues, but like he says in the book everyone’s situation is different. Other than those minor gripes, the information is pretty solid.

Overall, I’d recommend anyone to read this book if they’re thinking about getting into aviation. It will probably save you some time instead of trying to randomly find stuff on the internet. I’ve been a mechanic for almost 7 years and even I learned a few things, which surprised me.

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Excellent resource if you’re thinking about this career
By Mike D. on October 11, 2017
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I read The Aircraft Mechanic many years ago while I was working as a loader in a wharehouse. Now I work as a full-time mechanic for a cargo company. I’ve been an A&P mechanic for over 5 years, and it all started with this book.

The steps the author lays out are the key. There are a bunch of mechanic jobs out there but you can’t just go and get one. The author tells you exactly how to become a mechanic without having a degree or license.

Whenever someone asks me about getting into aviaiton maintenance, I always tell them to read this book first because it really is a great resource and will help you avoid many mistakes.

Very helpful if you want an A&P license
By ghost_face_23 on March 3, 2015
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I’ve always wanted to work on airplanes and bought this book because it said I could get my A&P license for free without going to college. Both the book and video were really helpful explaining what I need to do to get my license, and I’m planning to begin in the next couple of weeks. The book and video lays all of the steps out and they were easy to follow, so hopfeully I can get my A&P soon and start working as an A&P mechanic. I can’t wait!

Excellent introduction to the profession.
By Jasen Neal on September 20, 2018
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There is a lot of information in this book, and it really shows what the aviation maintenance industry is like and how to get into it. The book is also easy to follow. The author really does a good job of breaking things down, such as how the industry works, what it’s like working as a mechanic, and what kind of training is needed and how to get it for free.

Even if you just want to find out if you would like this type of work, the book will tell you all the details you need to know. There’s a lot of really useful info, and by the time you’re finished reading it you will know all about what it’s like working as a mechanic.

If you have questions or you are thinking about becoming an aircraft mechanic you should read this book.

The Aircraft Mechanic
By Glock19x2 on August 28, 2015
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I bought this book pretty much for one reason, and that was to find out how to make the most money as an aircraft mechanic. I was surprised to find so much info in the book, because honestly I wasn't really expecting to get much out of it. I now know there are ways to make a lot of money and how to do it. The info the author shares is very valuable to someone like me that wants to make the most money. The author makes his points very clear, but sometimes I wish he would talk more about helicopters. Still, I give it five stars all the way.

Buy this book before you even think of becoming a mechanic.
By Smartnsober on November 18, 2013
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I read this book fast (easy read for 200+ pages), very helpful and directly to the point. The video that came in the package was also good and packed with information. Makes you realize there's a lot to think about any career but especially aircraft related careers. Gave a lot of other info that hadn't even occurred to me. There was quite a bit of information about this industry and how to make the most money.

A&P Recommended
By Calvin Bradshaw on October 22, 2015
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I ordered the aircraft mechanic after reading all of the comments and reviews from A&P instructors. If you don't know what an A&P instructor is, they're the guys (and gals) that teach you how to get the aviation license called an A&P license. Before I got the aircraft mechanic I thought that everyone had to have a degree or a license to be an aircraft mechanic. I had no idea that I could get a job as an aircraft mechanic without going to school. I actually found a maintenance company right near my house that allowed me to interview for a job and now I'm working there fulltime. If it wasn't for this book I would never have even known to look for a job. The methods the author gives to skip college and get to the career probably saved me $1,000 of dollars. If you are looking into this career you should read this book.

great book, very useful!
By Morgan H. on April 19, 2013
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This book is great for those who are in the process of choosing career path. It explains the big picture very well for those who have no clue about what is it like to be a aircraft mechanic and to be in the aviation field.

The fact that this is written by a professional who has years of experiences makes a big difference. I don't need to google information piece by piece and judge with no basis whether that information and advice is still valid any more.

There is still a lot more to know before making the decision whether or not to pursue the aircraft mechanic route. And using this book as a general guide really helps!

Good info on the career
By Bobby R. on August 17, 2013
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I bought this book because we're reading it in college, and it is for the most part detailed and accurate. My instructor in my A&P course is mostly using the last half of the book where the author talks about the dangers of the career and the positives and negatives. Our instructor really doesn't have to explain anything, he just uses examples from the book. Also, the author often uses "straight talk" much of the time, so everything is clear and it's easy to follow along with all the subjects. However, sometimes because of this the book can be a little bland. Otherwise, the book is very informative, has a lot of examples of situations an aircraft mechanic will face, and has a lot of details about the career as a whole.

Overall, a great book for an aviation class. The only downside is that it could have been longer. But the other material that comes with the book like the video on the A&P certificate makes up for it.

Great book!
By Justin Cody on July 19, 2019
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I was stuck at a dead-end minimum wage crappy job and got this book hoping it would get me somewhere I could make some real money. I was afraid that it would cost a lot of money to go to school but he tells you how to get a job as an mechanic without going to school at all. This book could be the best $ I ever spent.


The Aircraft Mechanic

Interview With an A&P

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Full Support From Me, Stan King

"As an A&P instructor with over 35 years of experience, I have to say that you did an excellent job with The Aircraft Mechanic. You covered everything about the career and it was a pleasure to read.

I especially enjoyed reading the first section of the book about how you became an aircraft mechanic. You went through quite a lot during your career, and I think it will be very eye-opening to other people who are thinking about this career.

Already I have recommended the book to a few people who are interested in becoming A&Ps. I’m also planning to give a copy to my grandson for Christmas.

Best Regards,"

- Randall T.
A&P Instructor

"I became an A&P mechanic almost three years ago after reading your book and I’ve been a contractor for over two years now. I’m bringing home over $8,000 a month now with my current gig."

- Chad Fuller

"I was about to sign up for an aviation college it would’ve cost me around $25,000 total. Thank God I found your site.

In January I started working for a company as a composites technician. I love doing the work and the money is great too. Can’t thank you enough for your advice. Take care,"

- Javier B.

"Mr. King, just wanted to send you a quick message and tell you how much The Aircraft Mechanic has helped me and my family.

After following your advice I just hired in with a company that’s paying me almost $1300 each week. I’ll be able to make even more once I’ve been here a little longer. I really can’t thank you enough for sharing your info. Thank you!"

- Marcos R.

"Stan, thanks so much for helping me. I finally started with a maintenance facility here in California and so far everything is going really good.

I’m making $31.50 an hour on overtime and there’s always plenty of overtime. The work is actually not nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be.

I can’t believe I actually have a job I like for a change lol. Anyways, thanks again for all your help."

- Tammy P.

"Mr King, I wanted to follow up with you about my situation. 2 weeks ago I began my training at (Company name removed) to get my A&P certificate.

I really really appreciate your help with this and I can’t wait until I have my license and can start traveling. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Thanks again!"

- Lashawn A.

"I’ve been working at an MRO for almost five months now. It’s not the biggest company, but on average I’m taking home $1,200 a week.

My plan is to keep working here for another year or two, then find a company to work for so I can be near the beach. I can't thank you enough for all of your great advice!"

- Dalton S.

"I’ve been working on cars for 3 years and decided I needed a change. I ordered your book a couple of weeks ago and finished reading it today. I wanted to send you this email and say thanks for all the info.

You did a great job explaining everything about this job. I’m going to read through it again and then call some places. Thanks for putting your book out."

- Armando Vasquez


The Aircraft Mechanic

Interview With an A&P

Interview With a Structures Mechanic

How to Get a Free A&P License Video

Full Support From Me, Stan King

"I’m so glad I found your website! I finished reading your book a few days ago and can’t wait to get started. I’m also glad you you talked about women in this career, because that was something I was kind of worried about.

I’ve always liked working on cars and motorcycles, and now I’m ready to make some good money working on planes. Thanks for writing your book!"

- M. Samson

"Mr. King, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to send that information. I know you are probably very busy.

I just finished reading The Aircraft Mechanic again for a second time, and I’m almost ready to begin looking for an open spot. I don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t have your book as a guide.

Thank you for all of your help,"

- Johnny E.

"Hi there Mr. Stan King! I have been meaning to write to you for a long time. I read your book The Aircraft Mechanic almost five years ago, and now I’m happy to say I’m an Avionics Technician for a large company making over $90,000 a year.

The pay is excellent and I can finally give my family the life we deserve. And it all started with reading your book.

Thank you for writing your book and helping me and others learn about this career. I’m hoping one day I can meet you!"

- Sean Trayborn

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Get this book if you think it's too hard to be an aircraft mechanic
By Michael Broadstreet on May 10, 2018
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I've always loved airplanes and helicopters since I was a little kid. It's always been in the back of my mind that one day I might like to be an aircraft mechanic. The problem is, I'm not and never have been mechanically inclined type of person. In fact every time I try to take something apart I usually end up breaking it or making it worse.

I got the aircraft mechanic because the author claimed that anyone could become an aircraft mechanic if you followed the steps outlined in the book. The book does show you how to get into the career without having any experience and with just a basic set of tools. The author doesn't sugar coat anything about working as an aircraft mechanic, and I'm still trying to decide if it's the right career for me. But at least now I know that I can become an aircraft mechanic if i want to. I'm going to read the book again to make sure I let all of the info sink in.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes airplanes helicopters, or any type of aircraft and is thinking about becoming a mechanic.

Good book
By dinodino on November 7, 2017
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After sitting down with the book for a couple of hours I quickly realized that its exactly what it says it is. The book and all the stuff that comes with it is to show you exactly what it takes to become an aircraft mechanic and what it's like working as an aircraft mechanic, nothing less nothing more. I really appreciate the detail the author put into the chapters about aircraft mechanic salary. The chapter about the A&P license is worth the price of the book alone. And the video about the A&P license that comes in the package was also really helpful to me.

One of the biggest mistakes I almost made
By Keith Zeimdro on March 28, 2013
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I bought this book in the summer of 2012. I was almost ready to enroll at a community college to get my A&P license when I found this book and decided to see if it could tell me anything I didn't already know. Honestly, when I first started reading the book I regretted spending the money because I had already made up my mind to go to college for this. I almost immediately asked for a refund and after I got my money back I pretty much forgot about the book. I didn't even bother opening the other book an reading it or even watching the video. Fastforward two months later. Summer was almost up and I was getting closer and closer still trying to figure out if I wanted to go to school for an aviation degree and more importantly to get my license. I had decided to do some more research online and everywhere I turned I kept running into The Aircraft Mechanic. Since I still had my copy I thought well I'll give it a second chance. Well I guess sometimes things just have to grow on you because as soon as I started reading it again I couldn't believe that I had thrown it away so quick the first time.

Stan Kings story put me right in the mind of actually working as a mechanic and being into the situations he was describing. It really opened my eyes to what I was about to get into if I went to college and got into the career. I was always thinking about the money I could make but this book gave me so much to think about. Did I really want to do it? On top of that I finally watched the video and even though the title of the video is "How to get a free a&p license" it didn't really sink in that I could actually get a free a&p license until I learned the methods he describes. I decided not to go to college and I found a MRO right near my hometown of Florida where I could gain experience and test the career out before taking out student loans to go to the community college.

All I can say is thank you Mr. King for helping me through a tough decision. This is REQUIRED reading if you are even thinking about becoming an aircraft mechanic.

Excellent book about an aviation maintenance career
By Chris Banyard on January 4, 2014
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I’ve been in aviation maintenance for nearly 10 years. My wife got me The Aircraft Mechanic books and video for Christmas this year just a week ago. I have to say, it’s a damn good read. Even though I am a mechanic myself, the book still made me think differently about a few things. And he’s right on the money (no pun intended) with how much you can make in this career. This is the best book about working as an aircraft mechanic that I have read.

Only aircraft mechanic book I could find...
By Kevin R. on June 5, 2019
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Get this if you want a great book about becoming a certified aircraft mechanic. It's like "How Stuff Works" on steroids. . I've read this book and have found information I couldn't find on the Internet because I didn't know what to search for. The instructions in this book have inspired confidence in me to begin my career as an aircraft mechanic, knowing exactly what to look out for and what to expect. If you like airplanes and want to work on them this book covers all the topics. If you care about money and making a lot of it, those topics are discussed too.

The aircraft mechanic has just about everything I hoped it would have. 4.5 stars due to some terminology explanations I thought could have been worded better, so 5 stars with rounding.

How to become an aircraft mechanic
By Eric Neasse on July 19, 2014
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Can you become an aircraft mechanic? Most people want to because of the money. I know you can make a lot of money, because I have. I’ve had paychecks that were almost $3,000 for one week.

However, to become an aircraft mechanic there is a lot you need to know and this book covers it all.

It helps you find out how you can become a mechanic where you can work, etc. It lets you know that being an aircraft mechanic is not that hard, but not always super easy either, but at the same time it can be highly rewarding.

It also covers the education aspect. What you need, how to prepare for your career, etc.

For anyone who wants to pursue this career this book is a must read.

Good for people that want a new career.
By Kathy Merrere on January 19, 2018
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I just started looking online about going to aircraft mechanic school and knew nothing about aircraft maintenance. I admit that I don't know anything about aviation or airplanes or helicopters, but I like to work with my hands and am very mechanically inclined. I already had ordered a book called The Aviation Mechanic Handbook by Dale Crane, which contains information about actually maintaining aircraft. Although that is also a great book, it really didn't teach me anything about this job. The Aircraft Mechanic has given me exactly what i was looking for which was information about what it's like working as an aircraft mechanic, whereas other books I've seen talk about how to work on aircraft.

I now have much more knowledge about the whole career. It's very easy to read, contains good real-world examples, and mine came with the "How to get a free A&P license" video. This video about getting the A&P license was good because it actually shows you real aircraft mechanics working in hangars and on different kinds of jets. If you're getting into the aviation field and don't know anything, this might be the book to have.

I liked this book
By JoGo on July 11, 2013
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This book is called the "truth about working in aviation" - if you like airplanes or helicopters and want to work on them pick this book up now! You will really enjoy it.

My husband loved it!
By Monica Owens on January 15, 2020
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I purchased this course for my husband last month for Christmas. I got the deluxe edition course which came with "The Aircraft Mechanic", a video called "How to Get An A&P License", and a second book called "Interview With An A&P Mechanic." Now my husband doesn't read that much but he had been talking about going back to school so he could learn how to work on airplanes. He was working as a hvac contractor for the past five years. I can tell when my husband really like something and when he is just pretending to like something and I could tell that he really liked reading this book. He was so happy when I gave it to him and he talked about it for weeks. These books are a great gift especially if you or your husband/ wife likes to work on things that require mechanic skills.

helped me a lot
By drummer378 on October 19, 2015
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This book is great! It will show you what it's like to be a aircraft mechanic and tell you exactly how to do it. A great read!

Great information
By F. Johnson on July 30, 2013
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I'm 20 years old and started my training as an aircraft mechanic within two months after reading The Aircraft Mechanic. When I first wanted to get into aircraft maintenance I thought it would be too hard to get into the career but this book showed me how without going to school. The bottom line is that the stuff he teaches you works like the different ways you can become an aircraft mechanic in the free A&P license video. This video comes with the book and let's you see real aircraft mechanics and you get to see the types of jobs you will be doing. It was a relief to know that I wouldn't have to pay a bunch of money to get in the career. I give it five stars. The information is priceless.

A great book for learning about aircraft mechanics
By Jordon Fiels on January 27, 2012
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This book is a great place to start if you are thinking about becoming an aircraft mechanic. The chapter about pay salary is worth the price of the book alone. This book doesn't go into heavy specifics about actual maintenance but it gives you a great understanding of the details of working as an aircraft mechanic. Would be a great book for anyone who like me is wanting to get into the aviation industry or just wanting to know how the aviation maintenance industry works.

By Piston Ninja on December 8, 2013
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Well I have been working on cars for 8 years, started with my uncle who was an ASE Master Tech when i was 10 helping in his shop and went from there. the only reason I bought this book was the fact that I'm thinking about going back to school to get my degree in Aviation and and this book was recommended by my friend's brother as he is an aircraft mechanic at a small airport in Washington DC. At first I skimmed through the book and then kind of forgot about it. I started reading it again a few days ago and now I have to admit after looking this book over its very helpful at just how good its written in terms of breaking down the career and also the fact that it explains in depth where everyone can understand with out the author talking down to the reader. It's just a simple and good book that I would recommend to all people interested in aircraft maintenance, future students, as well as the average person. This book would be great just for someone that is thinking about going to an aircraft mechanic school. The video about how to get a free A&P license is great and after reading you will know how the system works and you can save $ by 1) not having to spend all that $ in school and 2) gaining the experience you need while getting your license. I recommend this book to everyone and I am sure glad I found it.

Great Resource For Future A/C Technicians
By Damien Jacobe on May 29, 2014
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I agree with most of the other reviewers when I think about this book. I have read the book 2 times, each time picking up more and more information that I missed the first time around. I was extremely excited when I first saw it because as other reviewers have mentioned, it really is the only book of its kind. This book / course could easily be sold for double the price. It's pretty cheap for all the info you get. I've read that some A&P instructors have started using some chapters out of the book in their classes. Also, this is not just a book it's 2 books and a video on how to get an A&P certificate without going to college. In the video you get to see aircraft mechanics in work and it is really informative. I thought the 2nd book was okay not great, but I did learn a lot.

My only gripe with this book is that the beginning of the book is a little boring. It still can be really funny as he talks about becoming an aircraft mechanic. The way the book is written is kind of like a reference manual where I think it would have been more enjoyable if he would of loosened up a bit when writing it.

I say to definitely check this book out if you are thinking about this career.

My review of The Aircraft Mechanic
By Martin D. on February 9, 2018
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I just received the Aircraft Mechanic around 3 days ago and I have to say that I couldn't put it down until I was finished reading every chapter. I have been interested in aviation and thinking about a career for a little over a year. I have read a lot of the jeppson books and others. I have also read almost every blog and website on the subject. Most of the sites are the same limited info over and over and the books I have are study guides for students already in the field. This book is the only original book I could find that's aimed at people like me who want to learn about the career.

I'm going to try and describe the book without making this review super long. The book starts off with the account of Stan king's career. He describes how exactly he got into aviation and all of the things he went through. I think this part of the book is necessary to really appreciate the later chapters. Positives of this section of the book: Explains what a lot of new mechanics will go through and how to avoid some of the pitfalls. Tells how some of the aviation companies and maintenance facilities will use new mechanics and how to not let that happen. Negatives: The writing style is structured strangely. You can tell it's Stan kings first book but remember this isn't supposed to be a story like the lord of the rings. Still he does a nice job and you can understand what he's talking about clearly.

After learning what it's like to be a new a/c mechanic and how the industry works, the book then goes into a lot of detail about what it's like working as an a/c mechanic. This was really great info for me and really gave me all the info I had been looking for. Some of the chapters include "Positives & Negatives" "The A&P License" "Choosing The Career" and "Pay Scales". The positives of these chapters: Told me everything I needed to know about having a career as an aircraft mechanic. The chapter about Pay was great. Also the chapter about contracting as an a/c mech was very helpful. Negatives: I wish it would have been longer, even though there's tons of info in the book.

Overall an honest and humble look at the career packed with info. I felt the book could be a little longer especially the chapters about the work environment, and the dangers chapter which was one of my favorite chapters. This was the only book I was able to find on this subject. You shouldn't have any questions after reading this book because this book will answer all of the questions you have. If you are thinking about this career as I am this book is a must read. Five stars.

Is being an aircraft mechanic right for you?
By Mastodan on August 11, 2014
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Stan King does a terrific job of telling it like it is in the aircraft maintenance profession.

Nothing in this book is sugarcoated.

If your not sure wheather a career in aviation is for you or not, this book may very well help you to find that answer. It explains what you can expect and why it is so rewarding for the right people.

I particularly liked the description of how the aviation maintenance industry works, and how it effects your career

Good book!
By R. Cumbers on June 3, 2016
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When I first got this book on my birthday from my dad I didn’t really get into it. He got it because I had told him I was thinking about going to college for something in aviation. Eventually I picked it up and started to read and I was quite impressed. I always thought aircraft mechanics worked in some kind of secret laboratories or something like that. In other words, I didn’t know anything about this career. There are many chapters that talk about things I never even knew about this career, and the author goes into some great detail about different subjects. If you don’t know if you’d like to be an aircraft mechanic then read this book!

At first I was skeptical, now I'm a fan.
By David Grange on December 1, 2012
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I was originally skeptical when I ordered my copy of The Aircraft Mechanic. Part of my skepticism was the "truth about working in aviation" banner on the front cover.

However, after reading the book a couple of times over a couple of months and really thinking deeply about the content, and finding myself not only referring back to it, but also recommending it to friends, I now realize the banner isn't a claim, but is a credible statement. The amount of information detailed inside, along with plenty of topics makes this an ideal handbook to read.

The book's length is perfect; it's not too long and not too short. Some books I order seem like they're 1,000 pages long, and who has time to read 1,000 pages? The Aircraft Mechanic is quick and to the point. The information is neatly organized and it makes it easy to locate the information you are after.

This book is a great resource that brings everything together in one place to teach you about becoming an aircraft mechanic.

what I needed
By bball95 on June 22, 2014
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my fathers friend recommended this book to me after we started talking and I told him I was thinking about going to school for my ap license. I just turned 19 and I really didn't know anything about the career. Reading The aircraft mechanic really helped me out because it gave me all the details about and what the careers really about. I was thinking that being an aircraft mechanic would be something completely different than the way it is described in the book. I think Stan king did a great job discussing the career. You will like this book if you are thinking about being an aircraft mechanic.

The aircraft mechanic
By Wrencher Mob on November 19, 2018
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I have been an aircraft mechanic for nearly ten years. I picked this book up not expecting to really learn anything but more just to see what all the fuss was about and hoping to get a good enjoyable read. All I can say is that I was NOT expecting to learn as much as I did. Even after being a mechanic for almost a decade I still picked up a lot of info. For example, I have a new sense of awareness about the jobs I do and the other mechanics I work around. Stuff I guess I'd just gotten used to over the years. I highly recommend the ac mechanic to others looking into this career.

A really good guide to becoming a aircraft mechanic
By Eric on February 25, 2013
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The content in the Aircraft MEchanic is super helpful, raising questions and making you think about the career in ways that most people probably wouldn't. The book makes you ask yourself if you really would like this career. A lot of the chapters deal with talking about what it's like to pick up tools and work on an airplane. The chapters about how this career compares to other careers really made me think. This book was really different from what I thought it wold be. I thought it was just going to go over some basic stuff and maybe show some pictures of airplanes but it has a lot more than that. As a bonus, the film about getting an airframe and powerplant certificate was worth the price alone. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in working on airplanes.

You can truly learn a lot from this book
By Velena Osin on April 19, 2017
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I have read a lot of articles and blogs about aircraft mechanics without much luck finding any useful info. Most of these blogs and forums tell you very basic information. For example here's what a website says about becoming an aircraft mechanic: "If you are interested in becoming an aircraft technician you should have a solid interest in aircraft and aviation in general." REALLY? WOW, WHO WOULD'VE THOUGHT?

After reading that kind of basic information online over and over The Aircraft Mechanic was a fresh sight. Although the book title is kinda cheesy, you will be pleasantly surprised by tons of useful info. Most importantly it is fun to read, what a break..! Also, I didn't realize that when I purchased the book it came with a second book and a video about the A&P license. If you don't know what that it is, it is the Airframe and Powerplant license, and you will need this information if you are planning to get into this career.

You will find out most of what you need to know with these books and the video. I would recommend that you buy the digital version so you can keep all the notes. Enjoy!

Good for an overview
By JetTech9 on March 4, 2014
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Much of this book contains information that is practical and useful. The last half of the book in particular has great information that can be very helpful if you want to know about the aviation maintenance field. Other parts of the book, however, will really only help people that are considering becoming an aircraft mechanic. There aren't any other books like this that have made it to print as far as I can tell, and you really wouldn't need another book. This one contains almost everything you need to know. In my opinion, the last half of the book should have been longer and the first half should be shorter.

The first few chapters could be helpful to people I guess, but the second half of the book is all you really need. Because of the first few chapters I give the book 4 stars. Still a must-read for anyone considering working in aviation maintenance.

Great book!
By Alfonso T. on September 9, 2015
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I received my copy yesterday and I am 82 pages in. I've already begun preparing myself for my career as an aircraft mechanic using Stan kings advice. As a motorcycle mechanic, I've read sections of this book that I've already had to deal with, so i know the author is the real deal. I've already made up my mind to start working as an aircraft mechanic, and the advice in this book is really going to help me avoid some of the challenges. I would recommend this book to others but be warned: it's not all sunshine and rainbows.

Buy this book and dig in. The authors collection of advice is relevant, real-time, and real-world applicable. His approach to explaining what goes into making an aircraft mechanic is spot on. Keep in mind, I am only 82 pages in, and had to take a moment to let you all know what I think already!

If you really think you are ready to be an aircraft mechanic get this book and watch the video. You won't be disappointed and you're gonna need it.

Solid information
By Jeff Dean on June 3, 2014
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The book is about the aircraft mechanic career - how to become an aircraft mechanic, what it's like in the career, how to get an A&P license. I constantly recommend this book to others that ask me about my job. Being an aircraft mechanic, I can totally relate to the author Stan king when he says that people always ask him questions about working in aviation. Questions like how did you become an aircraft mechanic, how can I start working as an aircraft mechanic or people saying things like you must make a lot of money. All of that is so true. And now whenever someone asks me these questions I just point them to this book. I would have paid $1,000 for these books and video if they would have been around before I went to school for my A&P certificate!

The aircraft mechanic book
By Jen Cromer on October 1, 2012
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I was hoping this book would talk about women that are aircraft mechanics. The book does go into some detail on this and I liked reading about the different careers that are available. I wish the book would have an interview with a woman whos an aircraft mechanic. But I still enjoyed the book and it taught me most of what anyone would need to now if they want to start a career in this. It's still a must-read for future aircraft mechanics.

The only book on aircraft maintenance you need
By John Warren on September 6, 2018
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If you asked me to recommend to you the single best book about aircraft maintenance my answer would be a very definite "The Aircraft Mechanic". First published in 2008, this book is the result of Stan King's career and research that he decided to share. His career started when he was just a teenager when he first began his long journey as an aircraft mechanic. This is the end product of years of experience and research. This book was started when numerous people would ask him questions about working as an aircraft mechanic every day. King, who was not a writer, set out on a mission to give light to all of these unanswered questions. Using his own decades of experience and interviewing hundreds of successful aircraft mechanics, King has revealed the priceless wisdom offered by his experience and research in the form of The Aircraft Mechanic.

The lessons taught by Stan King changed the path of my life. Some of these include knowing your purpose, thinking beyond what aviation colleges want you to think, and knowing who you are in order to know if this career is right for you. He discusses many subjects that you would not expect to find in a book about becoming an aircraft mechanic. I had wanted to be an aircraft mechanic since I was twelve years old, and I couldn't have found a better resource to help me. He is also funny. The best thing about his work is that he doesn't try to persuade or dissuade your choice of becoming an aircraft mechanic; he just wants you to know the truth. This truth goes far beyond merely learning how to become an aircraft mechanic; it's also about what you want to do.

King has provided a unique book that is long overdue. This book has many chapters about the process of becoming an aircraft mechanic that are required reading before choosing the career. Some good examples are the chapters about choosing the career, the A&P License, the dangers of the career, the seriousness of the career, and the chapter about the salary of an aircraft mechanic. As King says "There's more to being an aircraft mechanic than all the money that can be made".

While I was searching for information about becoming an aircraft mechanic I found what seemed like hundreds of websites and articles on the subject. I noticed that these websites were usually repeated information or just forums where there really was no good, solid information about the career. Mostly just little tidbits of information that isn't even relevant to learning about the career, especially on the forums I read through. After reading most of these websites I realize that king is right when he states "There were no other books or websites or resources with this information." Out of all the websites I have went through online I could find no other book like "The Aircraft Mechanic", and as I went through some of those websites I realized that there was not much in them that King had not already written about. I recommend quality over quantity. Instead of reading through many books and endlessly searching on websites, I recommend that you read The Aircraft Mechanic and let King's experience and wisdom guide you.

Good info
By Steven T. on May 24, 2015
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The aircraft mechanic - the truth about working in aviation. The thing I like most about this book is that Stan King gets right down to business. There is not a lot of filler here. And as some of the other people reviewing this book have said the beginning can be a little long at times, he still gets right into the meat of all the info about the job of being an aircraft mechanic. There's tons on information here and as another reviewer mentioned some parts of the book are very funny. You must read this book before paying to go to college because you will save a lot of money.

What you need to know to become an aircraft mechanic.
By Jerome D. on January 24, 2013
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After I graduated high school I was thinking about joining the air force or the navy so I could learn how to be an aircraft mechanic. I got this gift from my girlfriend for my birthday and it was probably the best gift I could have gotten. I didn't want to end up at a factory like where my dad worked but I didn't know anything about being an aircraft mechanic. These books answered all of my questions and told me exactly what I was wanting to know. I was most wanting to know how much money I could make as a mechanic like I'm sure most people are and the chapters in the book went over everything I needed. I've already ordered 2 more copies to give to my younger brothers.

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