What this job is about
The miracle of human flight is pretty awesome in and of itself. But the miracle of human flight when adding military weapons and explosives? Uh – amazing. That's what Air Weapons Systems Technicians do every day. Not only do they monitor and test systems, but they're in charge of actually handling the aircraft, whether it's refuelling, towing or storage, all according to strict protocol. In short, they keep important aircraft primed and ready for action, so that if and when the aircraft are called for duty, they're good to go, gassed up and primed with the necessary instruments, which is perfect for machineheads who don't mind taking orders.