Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Program Specifics

Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics perform all required maintenance on aircraft engines, landing gear, pressurized compartments, instruments, and accessories of an aircraft including pumps, valves, brakes, and more. On larger and more complex aircraft, an A&P mechanic will retrieve diagnostic data from electronic boxes and consoles to track the plane's central functions. They also maintain records related to all maintenance and inspections performed on individual aircraft based on a number of factors, including accumulated flight hours, operation cycles, and length of time.

The training typically takes 3-4 weeks. Courses typically start on a Monday (with exceptions made for holidays) and we follow an 8-5 p.m. schedule.

All instruction takes place at the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and the exam facility is next door to our school. Condor Aircraft Technical School combines the convenience of the training and testing facility right next door so you can complete your training program and take the test immediately - no waiting or scheduling.

Description of the A&P Tests

All tests are timed multiple-choice type tests and each question can be answered by the selection of a single response. The minimum passing score is 70 percent.

The Aviation Maintenance Technician - General test contains 60 questions and you have two hours to complete the test. The Airframe and Powerplant tests each contain 100 questions and you are allowed two hours for each test.

You must register to take the tests and we can help you with all of the steps. You will need an official form of identification such as a driver's license, passport, military identification card, etc.