Planters (fasciitis) peanuts. Dang dogg
My buds are both in the east bay. Even if they don't have something for you, they might be able to find you something. Aviation is all about who you know. :beer:
After work at a few drama-filled and Poorly managed Part 145 Repair Stations, I made the move and went out on my own. I'm an MRO engineer.I'm kind of jealous. I have a comfortable office job with a very very large airplane manufacturer , but I am feeling the nearing-30 angst as well. Every time I think about looking elsewhere I remember how good I have it and back off, opting to play the lotto instead.
My buddy is an A&P and does very well for himself. He worked at Gulfstream for a few years and racked up experience and certificates/ratings/whateveryoucallthems. Then he moved into the corporate flight dept world, which sounds pretty cake if you can get there.
Long term I am not interested in GA either. Textron will be a good place to start though, this facility works on nothing but the turbine aircraft, so that will give me some very usable experience to move into corporate. And we will just see how it goes, the mechanics here tend to start around 75k per year. if it is a good gig and i enjoy it, 75k a year would make me more than happy with room to grow.time to start thinking about where you want to go with this. General aviation, corporate, airlines, manufacturing? working for a manufacturer like Textron could work out ok, but it's still GA. but everything is new so you're not getting too dirty. the other end of the stick is turning wrenches at an FBO. you gotta WANT to work GA, there's no money in it. Corporate, airlines or manufacturing is where the money is.
i couldn't do GA. fabric airplanes... brr.