Archive for the 'Aircraft Mechanic Schools' Category

Where are the Aircraft Mechanic Jobs Now and How to Land One?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

You have a love for airplanes. You have studied,  obtained an A&P license from an FAA approved aircraft mechanic school, and acquired industry experience.   Sometimes, a sizable student loan has been incurred in your studies. You need a job to get the loan paid off, and get on with your life.  So, where is [...]


California Aircraft Mechanic Schools

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Many California aviation maintenance training schools are recognized as being of excellent quality, and approximately 20 Aircraft Mechanic Schools are FAA certified in California.  California has a proud history of involvement in the aviation and aerospace industry, and hosts many outstanding institutions. Many unique civilian and military aircraft technology innovations have come out of the [...]

Aircraft Mechanic Schools – check out Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

  Embry-Riddle – a good choice for an aircraft mechanic school If you want to get a top-notch education at an aircraft mechanic school, check out Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona,  Embry-Riddle has a proud history of involvement in America’s aerospace sector. Embry-Riddle’s distinguished history is described in the [...]

Impact of Aging on Airplane Maintenance

Friday, August 12th, 2011

As an aircraft mechanic, airplane maintenance is sometimes not covered in adequate detail in aircraft mechanic school. In all aircraft, there is an aircraft life cycle, which can be described as  the “bathtub curve“. The overall reliability of a system or component through out its life cycle involves three phases: infancy/break-in useful life wear out [...]

FAA Airframe & Powerplant A&P Certification Exam Details

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

  How does one obtain an FAA Airframe & Powerplant  (A&P) license? An A&P certification is issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which allows a mechanic to legally work unsupervised on aircraft.   Before taking the required FAA A&P test, you need to obtain some related experience to become eligible.  This experience can be [...]

Understanding Airplane Rivets

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Universally taught at all aircraft mechanic schools,  airplane rivets are a time-honored method of attaching two metal surfaces together, with a lasting attachment. Rivets are superior to welds. In many non-aviation situations, a “pop rivet” can be attached to fasten two surfaces, using a pop rivet gun. The general idea is to use a rivet [...]

How a Turbo Fan Jet Engine Works

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Any definition of an aircraft mechanic job would involve engine maintenance. The Turbo Fan jet engine has revolutionized the modern aircraft industry, because of its high efficiencies and power output.  First, here is a video illustrating the main components  of a jet engine. Shown below  is a video animation of a duel spool, high bypass [...]

Aircraft Mechanic Schools

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

So you want to become an aircraft mechanic? You have made an excellent choice. Welcome to  We hope to introduce you to the important and exciting field of aircraft maintenance and how to obtain the necessary training to enter this career. There are several advantages to becoming an FAA certified Airframe and Powerplant (A [...]