A & P Mechanic Training Programs
Airframe and powerplant technician training is a great way of learning skills for a real job that will always be in demand. Aircraft need to be serviced on a combination of number of cycle of a particular component or airtime. These schedules are very strictly controlled and monitored by the governing body; the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA,) to ensure that aircraft are safe. Aircraft can be separated into two main areas: the airframe and power source. The airframe is the physical structure of the aircraft such as the cabin, skin, wings, floor, steering devices, and rudders. The powerplant is everything that is concerned with providing power so the aircraft can fly. Broadly speaking you may learn a mixture of electrical and mechanical engineering.
Typical subjects of study for airframe and powerplant technician training might include: hydraulics systems, heating and cooling systems, steering, mechanics, electronics, control systems, engine technology, fuel delivery systems, and brakes. Useful subjects to study in school might include physics, math, mechanical drawing, computer science, and communications (written and verbal). Periodically, you will be required to undergo retraining to ensure that your skills are up to date. This is crucial for obvious reasons. Once you have passed your airframe and powerplant technician training you may find employment with the military, large airports, or small private airfields. Large airlines lose money every time an aircraft is not being used, so you may find that pressure is intense to work very quickly but thoroughly to get the craft serviced, checked, and back out again. Larger airports might run a 24/7 system so expect to work shifts, nights, and on weekends.