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Tristan Orr
Change of career into aircraft engineer

Hi all,

So I'm 32 and have grown up around aircraft as my father was in the RAF. I attempted to join as a Pilot but sadly missed out on the Aptitude test by 1 point! (119/180). 

Anyways I completed an Engineering apprenticeship with BMW Group UK in Oxford as a Maintenance Engineer back in 2012, I've continued to work there and built my experience within the automotive industry.

However whilst learning to fly at Cotswold's airfield myself and my Father where asked to look at repairing a Cessna 150 aerobat, wiring loom required replacing. After completing that job and talking with the inspection engineer to sign the aircraft off for flight. I found myself really enjoying this and wanted to look into swapping my career path, but at a bit of a loose.

I have a mortgage and taking time out to restudy in todays climate would leave me in a difficult position. I'm trying to reach out to local companies to gain some experience but other then this, I'm unsure of what my best options are, if any? 

Ideally I'm aiming for a B2 license similar to that which my father held in the RAF. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this and any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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