Answer by Thomas Zerbarini:
One of my best friends completed his Mechanics Certificates and College degree before he seriously started flying. He is now employed by one of the top airlines in the world.
His knowledge of systems and mechanics is impressive. He uses his mechanics skills in general aviation now and helps his fellow pilots at his local airport with free maintenance advice and help keeping the cost of private pilots and aircraft ownership manageable. Nobel cause if you ask me.
You'll find you'll enjoy flying more and probably want to own and maybe build your own airplane with your mechanic knowledge.