Airplane Coverer

Fabricate, install, and spray cloth airplane surface coverings.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Airplane Coverers do?

Fabricates, installs, and sprays cloth airplane surface coverings, using handtools and portable power tools: Marks dimensions of surface on cloth parts, using chalk and templates. Cuts cloth to size, using scissors or cutting machine. Operates sewing machine to stitch cloth to form envelope that fits structure to be covered and reinforces envelope with cloth tape. Fastens fabric parts to structure, using cement, needle and thread, or metal strips and screws. Sprays covering with water to produce smooth surface. Applies diluted dope to prime and tighten fabric, using handbrush. Brushes on clear and silver dope to strengthen and preserve fabric. Applies pigmented dope, using brush or spray gun to color and finish fabric. May fabricate patterns and templates.


Should I be an Airplane Coverer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become an Airplane Coverer

    Airplane Coverers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Airplane Coverer-related education!
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