Travel the world and work on our expanding fleet of aircraft, learning how to maintain and repair the complex electronics systems that keep them flying.
I’m an Avionics Technician and we are in the MX 20 Bay. MX 20 is a video that we use on the front of the Orion aircraft for surveillance. The aircrew come in and they’ll write in the book, we’ll check the book and see what faults come through, we’ll confirm the fault on the aircraft and then if the fault’s confirmed we’ll send it out to the bay where it is now. You get faults that come through that you’ve never seen before and you’ve really got to go through the publications and use your prior knowledge that you’ve learnt to really get a grasp of what’s happening and when you do finally fix it you feel really good. The great thing about the RNZAF is definitely the group of people you work with; they’re very professional, very well trained. I enjoy the sports aspect of everything and the travel and things like that. You do the job when the job’s needed to be done but at the end of the day you’re all pretty good friends and everyone gets along really well.
Video Features: - Avionics Technician speaking from within the MX 20 Bay. - Avionics Technician examining the electro-optics turret on a P3K Orion. - Avionics Technician pulling apart an electro-optics turret. - Avionics Technician playing football.