Tools: Your tool set is required
unless noted otherwise.
Texts: The following texts are
required. See each individual class for the particulars. Text (Acyronym) will
be referred to in later reference only.
Aircraft Basic Science - Kroes, Rardon - 7th edition by Glenco (B.Sc.)
Aircraft Electricity and Electronics - Eismin - 5th edition by Glenco (AEE)
Aircraft Maintenance and Repair - Kroes, Watkins, Delp - 6th edition by Glenco
Aircraft Powerplants - Kroes, Wild - 7th edition by Glenco (AP)
ASA's Maintenance Technician Series
AC 43.13-1B &-2A (43.13)
Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)
Evaluation and Performance:
- Approach to the project; proper information and tools; preparation of the aircraft
(or equipment); and observations of safety precautions;
- Cleaning, preparing, and protecting parts; skill in handling tools; thoroughness
- The function of the units or systems of the assigned project; use of correct
maintenance and overhaul procedures;
- Final inspection for safety and operation;
- Completion of required forms and records;
- Application of Federal Aviation Regulations; and
- Attitude toward safety; manufacturer's recommendations; acceptable industry
practice; and application of FAA requirements, rules, and regulations.
Grading Schedule: (Percentage to Letter).
Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number when computing the letter
95 - 100 = A
91 - 94 = A-
88 - 90 = B+
84 - 87 = B
81 - 83 = B-
78 - 80 = C+
73 - 77 = C
70 - 72 = C-
Student receiving a grade of D (69 - 60%) or an F ( 59% & below) will be asked
to repeat the course.
Late work is considered work turned in aft er the given deadline or unit projects
turned in after the unit or the course final test. Late work if accepted will
receive a recorded grade of only 70%.
Will only be given for a serious illness or unavoidable
circumstances and not because of negligence or inferior performance.
Knowledge and Skill Levels
Level 1 - You will know basic facts and principles,
that you are able to find information and follow directions and/or written instructions,
and that there is no skill demonstration required.
Level 2 - You will know and understand, facts,
principles, theories, and concepts. You are able to find and interpret information
and perform basic operations. A skill demonstration may be required, though it need
not be to airworthiness standards.
Level 3 - You will know, understand, and be able to
apply facts, principles, theories, and concepts. You will be able to made
independent and accurate airworthiness judgements. that a skill demonstration and
performance will be required and the quality of your performance will be of a return to
service standard (Airworthy).
To INSPECT means to examine by sight.
To CHECK means to verify proper operation.
To TROUBLESHOOT means to analyze and identify malfunctions.
To SERVICE means to perform functions that will assure continued operation.
To REPAIR A SYSTEM means to remove and replace a component within a system.
To REPAIR A COMPONENT means to correct a defective condition of the component.
To OVERHAUL means to disassemble, clean, inspect, repair as necessary, check,
reassemble, and test the system or component.
The taking of notes in recommended for all courses.
Note taking will help your mind to organize, assimilate, and reinforce information through
at least three of you senses: sight, hearing, and feeling.
- You hear the information
- You see the presentation through the different media the
instructor might use as well as what you write on paper.
- The motion of writing, the feel, supports and reinforces the
Here are some suggestion that should help.
- Listen careful to the instructor and make sure that you
understand what has been said.
- Do not attempt to write down every word, you will get lost
and give up, but use key words or phrases to express the idea.
- Ask questions to improve your understanding. I do not
believe in "Dumb" questions. There are many learning styles. Ask if
you are not sure!
- As soon as it is practical, review your notes and make sure
that you understand your key words or phrases. Add words as necessary to give
clarity. Remember, notes should jog your memory into action.
- As time permits expand or rewrite and organize your notes.
For example: use a word processor on a computer. Do not worry if your notes
have the appearance of an outline. That is what notes are all about.
- Finally add sketches or drawings. These can be very
useful to add clarity or understanding. It is
said that sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.