Flight engineer: Monitor aircraft equipment and control systems during a flight.
Mechanic: Fix aircraft when there are problems, and maintain and ensure their safety before takeoff.
Line person: Help prepare a plane before it takes off and services it after it lands.
Assembler: Put airplanes and spaceships together; work with engineers to ensure safety and precision.
Flight instructor: Teach aspiring pilots how to fly, take off, land, perform special maneuvers and react appropriately in an emergency.
Astronaut: Perform research in outer space, make repairs to the International Space Station and test new technologies.
Pilot: Fly commercial or private airplanes, as well as space shuttles. Some offer transportation services or perform research. Hospitals and health-related government agencies may have medical pilots on staff. Test pilots help design and try out new aircraft technologies.
Aeronautical and aerospace engineers: Help make technological advances in the aviation and aerospace fields. Specialties include creating unmanned aircraft, aerodynamic aircraft designs, heat-resistant tiles for the outside of shuttles and the electronic systems for ground control.
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