2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Airframe and Powerplant

A $50 fee for state-of-the-art equipment, instructional aids and supplies will be assessed for every AFPM class. This fee is in addition to fees listed.


AFPM 111      3 Credits,
General Airframe and Powerplant
Shop practices, basic math, applied physics, FAA regulations, basic electricity, aircraft weight and balance, ground operations and servicing, cleaning and corrosion control, and materials and process. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures written, oral and practical exam. (Prerequisite: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 145      1 Credit,
Basic Mathematics
Review of applied and technical mathematics related to the construction and engines of aircraft. Common, decimal, fractions and mixed numbers; extracting square roots and raising numbers to a given power; solving ratios, proportions and percentage problems; fundamental algebraic operations. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 146      2 Credits,
Basic Electricity
Electrical theory and concepts for the aviation mechanic. Ohm's law, electrical circuits, diagrams, batteries and a variety of electrical components. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 147      0.5 Credits,
Physics for Mechanics
Applications of mechanics; levers, sound, fluid and heat dynamics. Basic aircraft structures and aerodynamics. (Course does not fulfill natural science requirements for any degree.) (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 148      1 Credit,
Aircraft Drawing
Basic drafting. Drawings, symbols and schematic diagrams, sketches of repairs and alterations, blueprint information, graphs and charts. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 149      0.5 Credits,
Fluid Lines and Fittings
Rigid and flexible fluid lines and fittings, fabrication and installation. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 150      2 Credits,
Materials and Processes
Basic shop practices, including selection, identification and installation of aircraft hardware and materials, precision measuring tools and operations, basic heat treating processes, forms of nondestructive inspections. Materials fee: $75. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 151      1 Credit,
Cleaning and Corrosion Control
Basic aircraft cleaning materials, methods and corrosion control. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 152      1 Credit,
Federal Aviation Regulations
Federal Aviation Regulations for maintenance of aircraft. Maintenance forms and records, publications, privileges and limitations of aircraft mechanics. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 153      1 Credit,
Weight and Balance
Weighing procedures, weight, arms, moments, center of gravity computations and placarding. Aircraft loading, required forms, weighing. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 154      0.5 Credits,
Ground Operations and Servicing
Starting, moving, servicing, securing and fueling aircraft. Materials fee: $55. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 205      3 Credits,
Airframe Structures
Aircraft wood, dope, fabric finishes, welding, sheet metal, assembly and rigging and inspection. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures written, oral and practical exam. (Prerequisite: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 206      2 Credits,
Airframe System & Components
Aircraft electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Landing gear, instruments, fuel, communication and navigation, cabin atmosphere control, and fire protection systems. Inspection, checking, troubleshooting, repair and servicing. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures written, oral and practical exam. (Prerequisite: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 215      2 Credits,
MOS Powerplant Theory/Maintenance
Jet engine fundamentals, analysis and testing. Inspecting turbo jets, turbo shaft and turbo fan engines. Overhaul, inspection and fundamentals of reciprocating engines. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures written, oral and practical exam. (Prerequisite: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 216      3 Credits,
MOS Powerplant System/Components
Fuel metering, induction systems, propellers, control systems and powerplant electricity. Repair, inspection, service and troubleshooting. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures written, oral and practical exam. (Prerequisite: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 230      2.5 Credits,
Aircraft Electrical Systems
Wiring, control, indication and protection devices for AC and DC systems. Inspection, troubleshooting service and repair of these systems. Materials fee: $45. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P program or permission of instructor.) (2.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 231      1.5 Credits,
Powerplant Electrical Systems
Installation, inspection, testing, servicing engine electrical system wiring, controls, indicators and protective devices. Repair and service of electrical generating systems. (1.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 235      4.5 Credits,
Aircraft Reciprocating Engines
History and development of the aircraft reciprocating engine. Repair, overhaul and inspection of various types of engines. Operation and troubleshooting of engines. Materials fee: $190. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (4.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 240      2 Credits,
Turbine Engines
Development, theory and operation of turbine engines. Engine design, performance, accessories and subsystems. Engine maintenance and overhaul. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 244      1.5 Credits,
Lubricating Systems
Identification and selection of lubricants for aircraft power plants. Inspection, service, troubleshooting and repair of the lubrication systems and components. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (1.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 245      2 Credits,
Ignition Systems
Overhaul, inspection and troubleshooting of reciprocating and gas turbine ignition systems. Repair and bench testing of components. Materials fee: $45. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 246      2 Credits,
Fuel Metering Systems
Fundamental operation of fuel metering systems in aircraft power plants. Technical data to repair and overhaul carburetors and components. Inspecting, troubleshooting and adjusting turbine engine fuel metering systems and electronic fuel controls. (Prerequisite: Admission to the A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 248      0.5 Credits,
Induction Systems
Operation and service of aircraft induction, preheat, anti-ice and supercharger systems. (.5 + 0)


AFPM 249      0.5 Credits,
Powerplant Cooling Systems
Inspection, service and repair of engine cooling systems—both air and liquid cooled installations. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (.5 + 0)


AFPM 250      0.5 Credits,
Powerplant Exhaust Systems
Inspection, service and repair of engine exhaust systems. Includes operations of turbo compounded engines, thrust reversers and noise suppressors. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (.5 + 0)


AFPM 251      1.5 Credits,
Fuel Systems
Inspection, servicing, troubleshooting and repair of aircraft and engine fuel systems and components. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (1.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 252      2 Credits,
Propellers
Identification and nomenclature of aircraft propellers. Operation, control and repair of both reciprocating and turbine engine installations. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 253      1 Credit,
Transport Category Aircraft
Introduction to transport category aircraft systems and components. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 254      0.5 Credits,
Ice and Rain Control Systems
Inspection, operation and troubleshooting of de-ice and anti-ice systems. (.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 255      0.5 Credits,
Fire Protection Systems
Inspection, servicing, troubleshooting and repair of aircraft and engine fire detection and extinguishing systems. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 256      0.5 Credits,
Communications & Navigation Systems
Operation of aircraft avionics, autopilots and antennas, including inspection and installation. (.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 257      0.5 Credits,
Instrument Systems
Inspection, troubleshooting, removal and replacement of aircraft and engine instruments and indicating systems. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 258      1 Credit,
Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems
Aircraft pressurization, air conditioning, heating and oxygen systems. Operation, inspection, troubleshooting, service and repair. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 259      1.5 Credits,
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
Operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and uses in aircraft. Identification of hydraulic fluids, seals, hydraulic and pneumatic control devices, inspection and servicing, and troubleshooting. (1.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 260      1.5 Credits,
Aircraft Landing Gear Systems
Simple and complex landing gear systems. Operation, service and repair of mechanical and hydraulic retraction mechanisms. Wheel, tire and brake service. Aircraft speed and configuration warning systems, electric brake controls, anti-skid systems, landing gear position and warning systems. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (1.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 261      1 Credit,
Non-Metallic Structures
Inspection, service and repair of wood structures. Preliminary and secondary repair of interior and service of plastic, honeycomb, bonded, and composite and laminated structures. (Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 262      1 Credit,
Aircraft Coverings
Selection, application, inspection and testing of fabric and fiberglass coverings and methods of repair. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 263      0.5 Credits,
Aircraft Finishes
Identification and selection of aircraft finishing materials. Application of paints, dopes, primers and trim. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program and permission of instructor.) (.5 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 264      3 Credits,
Sheet Metal Structures
Aircraft sheet metal fabrication, inspection and repair, including rivets and fasteners. Materials fee: $130. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 265      1.5 Credits,
Aircraft Welding
Contemporary welding methods on aircraft structures. Oxyacetylene, arc, inert gas and brazing techniques. Inspection of welded structure and safety procedures. Materials fee: $115. Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 266      1.5 Credits,
Assembly and Rigging
Aerodynamic theory and function of aircraft control surfaces. Fabrication and installation of control devices for fixed and rotary wing aircraft; jacking and control surface balance. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 267      0.5 Credits,
Airframe Inspections
Inspection and return of aircraft to service. Procedural and legal aspects of 100 hour, annual and periodic inspections. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 270      0.5 Credits,
Airframe Testing
Preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and practical exams for the powerplant mechanics' license. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 271      0.5 Credits,
Powerplant Inspections
Methodology and record keeping for inspection of aircraft reciprocating and gas turbine engines. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.) Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 272      0.5 Credits,
Powerplant Testing
Preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and practical exams for the powerplant mechanics' license. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor. Offered As Demand Warrants


AFPM 325      2 Credits,
Inspection Authorization Preparation
Technical background training for the working airframe and powerplant mechanic in selecting, reviewing and utilizing the appropriate federal regulatory and advisory information as well as the manufacturer's maintenance information to inspect and return to service aircraft, engines, propellers, appliances and related parts in accordance with FAR Part 65.95. Final exam is the FAA Inspection Authorization exam administered by an FAA airworthiness inspector. (Prerequisite: FAA A & P certificate, meet additional requirements of FAR 65.91.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


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