Airframe and Powerplant Curriculum

Our curriculum provides maximum flexibility for the student seeking certification for the FAA ratings. Students may work toward the powerplant certificate, the airframe certificate, or both. The general subjects are required prerequisites for any combination of certification. In all curriculum areas, the training given at the school exceeds the minimum requirements of the federal regulations. Training is a combination of classroom and shop work. The student is first instructed in the theory of the subject in the classroom and then applies the theory in an actual shop environment using real aircraft components and systems.

Powerplant Courses

The powerplant segment focuses on the theory of aircraft engines. In a shop environment the student learns about:

Area of Training Course ID Subject Hours
Powerplant Familiarization PF 101 Reciprocating Engines 34 Hours
Powerplant Familiarization PF 112 Turbine Engines 36 Hours
Airframe & Powerplant Systems AP 101 Aircraft Fuels & Fuel Systems 58 Hours
Airframe & Powerplant Systems AP 102 Fuel Metering Systems 57 Hours
Airframe & Powerplant Systems AP 103 Fire Protection 25 Hours
Propellers PR 101 Propellers 119 Hours
Powerplant Systems PS 101 Engine Induction Systems 28 Hours
Powerplant Systems PS 112 Ignition Systems 54 Hours
Powerplant Systems PS 113 Starting Systems 12 Hours
Powerplant Systems PS 114 Lubrication Systems 48 Hours
Powerplant Systems PS 105 Engine Cooling Systems 12 Hours
Powerplant Systems PS 116 Engine Exhaust Systems 16 Hours
Powerplant Systems PS 117 Electrical Power Systems 40 Hours
Avionics System AV 101 Instrument Systems 56 Hours
Avionics System AV 114 Electrical Power Systems Lab/Shop 41 Hours
Avionics System AV 115 Electrical Distribution Systems Lab/Shop 65 Hours
Engine Overhaul EO 121 Reciprocating Engine Overhaul 108 Hours
Engine Overhaul EO 122 Turbine Engine Overhaul 84 Hours
Engine Overhaul GO 111 Ground Operation & Servicing 18 Hours
Airframe & Powerplant Inspect AP 111 A & P Inspection 156 Hours