GETTING STARTED AS A LINEPERSON
Fixed Base Operation (FBO)
Line service involves taking care of aircraft-parking, fueling, towing. Linemen may be referred to as customer service people, since they deal strictly with corporate jets and other aircraft. The clientele demand more attention- whether it's having rental cars available, taking care of catering, putting ice and coffee aboard the airplane, or vacuuming the aircraft. A corporate jet might be transporting 15 to 18 people, and the service varies according to what the travelers need.
Generally speaking, a linemen is hired based on his or her interest and experience in aviation. Although an applicant may not have experience however shows a great interest in aviation. Most are taking flight lessons or studying to become Airframe and Powerplant mechanics."
"The best place to start is at flight schools or FBOs that deal with small, general aviation airplanes. Work there to build experience being around aircraft. Then, get some contact with jets. Once you have experience dealing with jets, you can join an operation like ours."
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