Hey everyone, I'm considering joining the Air Force as an Aviation Systems Tech (AVS Tech)
AVS Tech is not
"Aviation Systems Tech". It is "Avionics Systems Tech".
"Aviation Systems Tech" is an AVN Tech.
1. How much say do you have towards what you would be working on and where you are posted?
Between "none" and "very little".
2. How are the tours as an AVS Tech? How long are they and how often are you sent?
Entirely dependant on where you work, what you actually do and the situation at the time. Too many variables to answer that one.
3. When at your home base do you work a normal 9-5 type job or shift work?
Shift work for the most part, based on working along side techs for many years. Different units work different ways and, of course, as you progress, your employment differs and so do the working conditions.
4. Are there any air force bases that are right near a large town such as CFB Edmonton?
There is a helicopter squadron at CFB Edmonton. You can search the RCAF website and it will show you were everyone is based.
Edit : AVN/AVS Tech (whichever one you actually mean) is not an "aircrew trade".