Every part of an aircraft must be in perfect working order before it flies. Sometimes that even entails creating a part from scratch.
Responsible for repairing and creating essential aircraft parts, aircraft metals technology specialists act as the Air Force's machinists and welders. From troubleshooting to final fitting, these skilled professionals weld, fabricate and custom-make the metal components critical to the functioning of an aircraft. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Windmann explains how being an aircraft metals technician is a rewarding profession.
Video by Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Alder