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Civilian Airframe and Powerplant Experience

Letter to the FAA Recommendations

 

Your letter should show your experience, what type of aircraft you have
worked on and what procedures you have performed as a mechanic's helper.
Remember, you cannot have performed a 100 hour or annual inspection,
however you may have assisted. Below are the test sections and subjects
your experience should include a majority of these areas.

 

Basic information for your letter to the FAA

( I ). GENERAL - AIRFRAME AND POWERPLANT
A. Basic Electricity
B. Aircraft Drawings
C. Weight and Balance
D. Fluid Lines and Fittings
E. Materials and Processes
F. Ground Operation and Servicing
G. Cleaning and Corrosion Control
H. Mathematics
I. Maintenance Forms and Records
J. Basic Physics
K. Maintenance Publications
L. Mechanic Privileges and Limitations

( II ). AIRFRAME STRUCTURES
A. Wood Structures
B. Aircraft Covering
C. Aircraft Finishes
D. Sheet Metal Structures
E. Welding
F. Assembly and Rigging
G. Airframe Inspection

( III ). AIRFRAME SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS
A. Aircraft Landing Gear Systems
B. Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power System
C. Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems
D. Aircraft Instrument Systems
E. Communications and Navigation Systems
F. Aircraft Fuel Systems
G. Aircraft Electrical Systems
H. Position and Warning Systems
I. Ice and Rain Control Systems
J. Fire Protection Systems

( IV ). POWERPLANT THEORY AND MAINTENANCE
A. Reciprocating Engines
B. Turbine Engines
C. Engine Inspection

( V ). POWERPLANT SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS
A. Engine Instrument Systems
B. Engine Fire Protection Systems
C. Engine Electrical Systems
D. Lubrication Systems
E. Ignition Systems
F. Fuel Metering Systems
G. Engine Fuel Systems
H. Induction Systems
I. Engine Cooling Systems
J. Engine Exhaust Systems
K. Propellers

 

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