PCC/ CCOG / AMT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AMT 213

Course Number:
AMT 213
Course Title:
Hyd, Pneum, & Landing Gear
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers inspection and repair of aircraft landing gear and hydraulic system components. Prerequisites: AMT 102, AMT 203, AMT 204, AMT 105, AMT 106 and AMT 107. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is part of a Program designed to meet some of the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for certification of Aviation Mechanics, and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Upon completion of the Program, the student should be able to:

 
1. Meet the identified Degree and Certificate Outcomes identified in the document found at
http://www.pcc.edu/resources/academic/degree-outcome/amt.html as appropriate for coursework level completed.
 
2. Successfully complete FAA Knowledge testing, in a written test format, as identified in the document:    
FAA-G-8082-3A - AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN€”GENERAL, AIRFRAME, AND POWERPLANT KNOWLEDGE TEST GUIDE
 
3. Successfully complete FAA Knowledge and Skill testing, in an oral and practical test format, as identified in the following documents, as appropriate:
 
a.       FAA-S-8081-26 -AVIATION MECHANIC GENERAL - Practical Test Standards
b.      FAA-S-8081-27 €“ AVIATION MECHANIC AIRFRAME €“ Practical Test Standards
c.       FAA-S-8081-28 €“ AVIATION MECHANIC POWERPLANT €“ Practical Test Standards

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students will be able to: 

  1. Identify and apply the principles of function and safe operation of aircraft landing gear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their components when operating and maintaining aircraft.
  2. Inspect and safely perform maintenance and troubleshooting on aircraft landing gear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their components, in accordance with the manufacturer's service manuals, and acceptable industry practices and applicable regulations.
  3. Identify and apply basic theory and computation skills regarding hydraulic and pneumatic power as they relate to landing gear and various aircraft structure mechanical advantage devices.


 

Course Activities and Design

Lecture/discussion/demonstration sessions and lab projects, supported by written instructional materials, will present to the student background knowledge needed at entry level for related aviation maintenance employment, and to perform the written, oral, and practical tests which are required for FAA certification of Aviation Mechanics. The assignment of four credit hours to this course indicates that students will be involved with the course content for approximately 120 hours. Class participants will be expected to invest time outside of the official scheduled class hours in their efforts to master the course content. For this course to be creditable toward the FAA authorized Certificate of Completion, the total hours recorded for the course must not be less than 90% of the hours offered during the module (typically 90 hours). Material missed by students during allowed absence will be made available to them in one or more ways, as selected by the instructor. The student is responsible for checking with the instructor following any absence, and for accessing the missed material that is made available.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation methods include written and oral testing, attendance and class participation, and satisfactory completion of class projects. Evaluation levels will be at least those defined in 14 CFR Part 147 Appendices and in this Course Content & Outcome Guide. A letter grade of €œC€ (minimum 76%) or higher is required for this course to be creditable toward the FAA authorized Certificate of Completion.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course Content

F. Assembly and Rigging
 

  • Jack aircraft.

A. Aircraft Landing Gear Systems
 

  • Inspect, check, service, and repair landing gear, retraction systems, shock struts, brakes, wheels, tires, and steering systems.


B. Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power Systems
 

  • Repair hydraulic and pneumatic power system components. Identify and select hydraulic fluids. Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair hydraulic and pneumatic power systems.

 

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 3

Outcomes:

3. Identify and apply basic theory and computation skills regarding hydraulic and pneumatic power as they relate to landing gear and various aircraft structure mechanical advantage devices.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

Students are taught Pascal€™s Law, basic math word-problem solving, how to calculate: Force (equals area times pressure), Volume (equals area times distance), Power, Horse Power, area of a piston.
Additionally, they are assigned four pages of math homework problems.

Communication
Hours: 10

Outcomes:

1. Identify and apply the principles of function and safe operation of aircraft landing gear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their components when operating and maintaining aircraft.
2. Inspect and safely perform maintenance and troubleshooting on aircraft landing gear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their components, in accordance with the manufacturer's service manuals, and acceptable industry practices and applicable regulations.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

Students remove, inspect, and reinstall the following, providing verbal explanations of the operation of the following on an assigned aircraft:

  • Tire types, sizes and inflation pressures (Project #2),
  • Procedures for changing tires (Project #3),
  • Remove, service, and replace wheel assembly (Project #4),
  • Change a tire and tube (Project #5),
  • Balance a wheel and tire (Project #6),
  • Remove, overhaul, and reinstall a wheel brake assembly (Project #7),
  • Bleed a hydraulic brake system (project #8).

Additionally, students are required to explain the following:

  • Servicing a landing gear shock strut (Project #10),
  • Servicing a pneumatic moisture separator (Project #11).

Students are also required to verbally explain what the three hydraulic fluids are, what seals are used with them, what the specification numbers are and several other items (Project #12).

 

Human Relations
Hours: 5

Outcomes:

1. Identify and apply the principles of function and safe operation of aircraft landing gear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their components when operating and maintaining aircraft.

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

Students work in teams during the landing gear retraction checks; acting as safety spotters, equipment operators and standards inspectors.
Students demonstrate many safety procedures during the retraction check including the use of personal protective equipment, operational checklists, and general aircraft jacking safet