Phil is an aeronautical engineer. One of his work duties is the maintenance of the flight simulators, which is used as part of the pilot training for new pilots.
He enjoys his work. It is challenging, but the opportunities and freedom it provides both professionally and personally, he thinks, is worth it.
Phil is perhaps one of the most, relaxed and laid-back people you will ever meet.
He has lived and worked in a lot of different countries, such as the United States, Australia, UK, Malaysia, and now Norway. In his spear time, he loves to travel, listen and play music.
Let’s go chat with him!
[1:37] – What Phil does and what he studied
[3:18] – Becoming an Aeroneutical Engineer – Studying in Sidney
[6:31] – What a regular day looks like for an Aeroneutical Engineer
[8:30] – The job prospect for someone who has studied Aeroneutical Engineer
[10:03] – What Phil thinks is the best part of being an Aeroneutical Engineer
[11:02] – Phil´s advice for anyone who is interested in higher education
[13:39] – Is it a lot of work to be an Aeroneutical Engineer?
[14:47] – Resources recommended by Phil
[16:05] – Getting bigger? – Will the jobs for Aeroneutical Engineers change in the coming years?
[19:39] – How flying toy planes can help you become a better pilot
Books mentioned in the interview
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
- The Mother Tongue – English And How It Got That Way by Bill Bryson
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Links and other useful resources
- NASA History Program’s Online archive, The NASA History Program was first established in 1959 (a year after NASA itself was formed) and has continued to document and preserve the agency’s remarkable history through a variety of products.
- Matlab, a high-performance language for technical computing. It integrates computation, visualization, and programming in an easy-to-use environment where problems and solutions are expressed in familiar mathematical notation.
- Want to learn more about what Aerospace Engineering is? Wikipedia has this great article on the subject.
- Check out this article by CollegeGrad that has information about things like the average salary and education required to become a aeronautical engineer.
Aerospace Engineering is the field of engineering surrounding the science, design, construction, development and testing of aircraft and space craft. Check out this video to learn more!
Dominic Gundry, 16, really wants to find a career involving aeroplanes and was taken along to Airworks, an aviation company with an aircraft maintenance and service division to see what it’s all
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