Key skills every Airframe and Powerplant technician needs
Are you an aviation fanatic? Have you always dreamed of helping planes stay high in the sky? At Redstone College, our Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Program can prepare you for an exciting new career in the aviation industry.
Airframe and powerplant mechanics work on aircraft components including the airframe, propellers, rigging, control surfaces, instrumentation, and piston and turbine engines. They also maintain electrical, hydraulic, warning and environmental systems.
Our career-focused training program can help you acquire the necessary skills to be successful in this field, but it is beneficial to have certain personality characteristics:
- Mechanical aptitude: A&P mechanics work on many complicated systems on a daily basis, so it’s beneficial to have an interest in engines.
- Observational skills: Mechanics and technicians must recognize engine noises, read gauges, and otherwise collect information to determine whether an aircraft’s systems are working properly.
- Attention to detail: Airplane mechanics need to adjust airplane parts to exact specifications. For example, they often use precision tools to tighten wheel bolts to an exact tension.
- Troubleshooting skills: Mechanics and technicians diagnose complex problems and they need to evaluate options to correct those problems.
Earn your degree in just 18 months!
Redstone’s A&P program is designed to prepare students for a career working for a variety of organizations in aeronautics, including:
- Aircraft repair centers
- Fixed-base operations (FBOs)
- Helicopter companies
- General aviation
- Military contracting
- Oil and gas
Launch your Airframe and Powerplant career at Redstone College!
A career in aviation can be rewarding, but the Airframe and Powerplant field is highly competitive. Your aviation mechanic training can make the difference between the same old, same old and a career you love. For more information about Redstone’s A&P program in Colorado, call 888.547.4037.