Archive for July, 2011

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 [...]


Sallie Mae Career Training Smart Option Loan for Aircraft Mechanic Schools

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

The Sallie Mae Career Training Smart Option Student Loan is one option for financing your attendance at  aircraft mechanic schools. It is one example of what is generically referred to as a private student loan. You can apply for this type of loan at: Sallie Mae designed this online application to be quick and [...]

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 [...]

Financing Aircraft Mechanic School

Friday, July 15th, 2011

At a typical aircraft mechanic school, tuition and other expenses might be $15,000 to $35,000 once all the required coursework for FAA certification is completed. Students can meet all the FAA knowledge and experience requirements with one to two years of training in any of over 170 FAA Part 147 certified aviation maintenance schools. Room [...]

Prepare for your FAA Test with “Ground School FAA Knowledge Test Prep” from Dauntless

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

As the last step in your formal Aircraft Mechanic training, an excellent way to prepare for any of the FAA certification tests, such as the Airframe license, Powerplant license, or Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) License, is to utilize your desktop PC or laptop, Apple Mac, iPhone or Android smartphone, with an application from Dauntless called [...]