Airframe & Powerplant Certificate
Our FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P)
Mechanic program is for individuals who meet the aviation experience
requirement and have received their sign-off or can get their sign-off
from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The sign-off is on FAA
Form 8610-2. This form authorizes you to be administered the computer
written exams and the oral and practical Airframe & Powerplant tests.
Without this form no testing is authorized.
FAA Form 8610-2:
There are two ways to meet the experience requirement established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to receive your testing authorization (FAA Form 8610-2).
Our school will prepare you for the three computer examinations
(General, Airframe & Powerplant) . This may include personal
instruction, watching video tapes or reviewing questions on a computer and
taking practice exams. Upon satisfactory completing the three computer
tests we will have you study the ACME Oral Study Guide that has sample
oral questions. We will review the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR's),
Type Certificate Data Sheets (TCDS), Airworthiness Directives (AD's), and
complete an FAA Form 337. We will discuss your privileges and limitations
as per FAR 65-81 and look at some special tools. Now you are ready for the
final step, the oral and practical examinations. The oral and practical
exams for Airframe and Powerplant must last a minimum of 8 hours by FAA
regulations. This test could take longer. For a single rating the oral and
practical will take a minimum of 6 hours. The add-on rating will take 4
hours or more. After passing your oral and practical examination we will
issue a Temporary Airframe & Powerplant Mechanical Certificate good
for 120 days. This allows the paperwork to be routed to the FAA in
Oklahoma City, who will process it and send you your FAA Mechanic
IMPORTANT: If you are in a country other than the United States, the FAA wants you to go to the International Field Office (IFO) that's nearest to you to get your 8610-2 (authorization) to test. Go to FAA.gov and and a list of IFO's will be listed.
Some people prefer to come directly to Dallas to get their sign off or authorization, but there is a possibility that you may not be signed off to test. If you go to the field office first, then you do not have to go to our local FAA and you will be authorized to test when you get here.
Airframe & Powerplant Programs
Oral & Practical Test Only
* Prices are subject to change without notice.