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

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 “Ground School FAA Knowledge Test Prep.” You can install a free trial version and if you like it, you can purchase an individual learning module for $39.99 or a ‘Pick-3′ bundle for $89.99. The nice thing about the “Ground School” test preparation software is it gives you a feel for the kinds of questions you will see on the FAA test, it immediately gives you feedback on the areas you are weak in, and it allows you to proceed at your own speed.

You can view general information about this software package at This is a good value, in terms of getting you ready for any of the FAA tests. Shown below are some screen shots of a training session with this software.

You have a number of options at the Main Screen, as you can see.

Ground School - Main Screen

Ground School - Main Screen












As you get into the FAA test preparation, you see a selection of study areas that you may want to bone-up on. See the sample screenshot below Read the rest of this entry »

Aircraft Mechanic Schools

June 30th, 2011

An aircraft in flightSo 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 & P) technician, which is the endpoint of your training as an aircraft mechanic. To summarize briefly, these are:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a mean annual wage of $53,000 and a mean hourly wage of $25 per hour, as of May, 2010
A skill set which is increasingly sought after by many employers
A high amount of mobility in the job market, and a varied selection of cities in which employment is possible
Aircraft mechanics directly impact airline safety and compliance, and make an important contribution to the overall financial health of their employer
A varied and challenging job environment, leading to a lot of job satisfaction

The FAA recognizes over 200 aviation mechanic schools. Ideally, one should attend a program approved by the FAA.