Gavilan College AMTD Resources
Aviation Power Plant Mechanics
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Classes are a mix of lecture and hands-on labs. Classes and labs are held at Gavilan’s San Martin Airport (E16) facility. In addition to textbooks, students are required to provide basic hand tools.
Download the Aviation Maintenance Technology Recommended Tool List.
To meet FAA certification requirements, students must achieve the minimum hours for each class. General classes are 200 hours each for a total of 400 hours. Airframe classes are 375 hours each for a total of 750 hours. Powerplant classes are 375 hours each for a total of 750 hours. An Airframe certificate of completion requires both General and Airframe classes for a total of 1050 hours. A Powerplant certificate of completion requires both General and Powerplant classes for a total of 1050 hours. Combined Airframe and Powerplant certificates require 1900 hours.
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