DO YOU WANT TO BE YOUR OWN B.O.S.S.
Being your own boss takes many skills. From my experience in the corporate world, mentoring small businesses through SCORE, being a board member of non-profits and private companies, and a business coach, I've come to appreciate that to be your own boss, you need a B.O.S.S.—Business Operating System Strategy. Here's a link to a 10.5 minute talk I did for the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance. https://vimeo.com[redacted]
By the way, you might find some good deals among the many Tier 2 and 3 suppliers to aerospace right now.