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And it's in Carlow, not waterford!
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mr crow wrote:I think it's some kind of College In Waterford?
This made me laugh heartily!
But yeah airbus, you need to be more specific. If you have a course or even a broad area (eg engineering) in mind, ring them and they'll send you out a prospectus.
Or join the informatiojn age and check out their website
JFH wrote:But if you are a person who wants to be a pilot but has the frame of mind that you want to go to college to have something to fall back on? then if thats the case forget about Carlow and go to Oxford and do the integrated ATPL course there becuase you will also get an Ordinary ( level 7) degree in Air Transport Managment and airline pilot training which is very good.
All successful students will,
gain a Higher Certificate in Avionics and, uniquely, be eligible to sit separate European Aviation Safety
Agency (EASA) exams to gain a Part-66 Certificate of Recognition. This certificate is recognised across
Europe and enables students to enter the aviation industry as an Aircraft Technician and start working
on various aircraft types and systems in other Aviation Maintenance Organizations throughout Europe.
I took this straight form the ITCarlow school of engineering pdf file on avionics, the highlighted portion I find very misleading. Firstly, I'm not exactly sure what's meant by a Part 66 Cert of Recognition what your looking for is a Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance License or (AML) at Category B2 for Avionics or B1 for Mechanical and to get that you need to meet minimum experience which can be found in the EASA Part 66 Document which is quoted below, as well as the appropriate exams. Secondly, to be a technician, or to work on aircraft you don't need any qualification because you won't be the person who signs off the work that has been done, it's the guy with the B1 or B2 license who has even further qualifications on the pacific aircraft type, or a type rating. Point to note, even once you have your B1 or B2 you've still nothing really till you get a type rating.
2. for category B2 and subcategories B1.1 and B1.3:
(i) five years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft if the applicant has no previous relevant
technical training; or
(ii) three years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft and completion of training considered
relevant by the competent authority as a skilled worker, in a technical trade; or
(iii) two years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft and completion of a Part -147 approved
basic training course.
Therefore according to the above you'll need at least 2 years experience in industry after you finish a Carlow course to get a license, and companies haven't exactly opened their hearts to the Carlow lads. If you are however, lucky enough to get into a company willing to give you experience, the probability is they're not going to pay you any more than they have to for the pleasure of it i.e. they'll probably see you as cheap labour.
Haven said all this Carlow is a good old laugh and if you want to experience a bit of collage life you could probably do a lot worse also you can always go down the other routes toward honor degrees like Electronics, although, if your interested in the Aeronautical Engineering degree I've heard your better off doing Mechanical Engineering.
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