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Course Number:
AMT 106
Course Title:
Aircraft Applied Science
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Covers aircraft weight and balance procedures and associated record keeping. Also covers aircraft drawings, precision measuring tools and some basic principles of physics. Prerequisites: AMT 101, placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or higher and (completion of MTH 58 or MTH 60 at PCC or the AMT Department Math test with a 70% or higher). 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 completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Use aircraft drawings and other graphic information in performing aircraft maintenance and alteration including preparing sketches of work completed.
  2. Perform a complete aircraft weight and balance procedure including preparation of required documentation and records.
  3. Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to properly use precision measuring tools.

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 “C” (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)

B. AIRCRAFT DRAWINGS

  • Use aircraft drawings, symbols, and system schematics.
  • Draw sketches of repairs and alterations.
  • Use blueprint information.
  • Use graphs and charts.

C. WEIGHT AND BALANCE

  • Weigh aircraft.
  • Perform complete weight-and-balance check and record data.

E. MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

  • Perform precision measurements.

H. MATHEMATICS

  • Perform weight and balance algebraic operations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of positive and negative numbers.

J. BASIC PHYSICS

  • Use and understand the principles of simple machines; sound, fluid, and heat dynamics; basic aerodynamics; aircraft structures; and theory of flight.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 60

2. Perform a complete aircraft weight and balance procedure including preparation of required documentation and records.

3. Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance.

4. Demonstrate an ability to properly use precision measuring tools.

  1. Read and interpret graphs, charts, and tables, and perform interpolation of chart/graph data to calculate and obtain values (temperature, pressure, speed, weight, tension, wire size, amperage, etc.) in projects and during in-class exercises.

  2. Calculate appropriate dimensions and tolerances based on interpretation of existing drawings and/or data in preparation of creating a new drawing or sketch.

  3. Learn and use the formulas, physics, terms, and principles of aircraft weight and balance, including levers, weights, arms, and moments.

  4. Correctly account for tare weight.

  5. Correctly use the algebraic operations associated with aircraft weight and balance calculations.

  6. Calculate aircraft empty weight, empty weight center of gravity, and useful load.

  7. Perform adverse loading computations, including “minimum fuel,” and maximum cargo/baggage that can be carried by an aircraft.

  8. Perform ballast/weight shift calculations.

  9. Perform percentage calculations.

  10. Convert between temperature scales.

  11. Convert between pressure standards (PSI, inHg).

  12. Convert between gage pressures and absolute pressures.

  13. Calculate mechanical advantage.

  14. Use appropriate formulas to perform basic physics calculations, including force, work, torque, power, and horsepower, etc.

  15. Perform fluid mechanics computations (general gas law equations, force-area-pressure, volume-area-distance).

  16. Perform calculations appropriate to reading and interpreting Vernier-scale instruments.

  17. Reading, selecting, and correctly using Precision Measuring tools, including calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, etc.

  18. Measuring various types and kinds of aircraft components.

  19. Interpreting and calculating the results of measured dimensions to determine if the part/component meets specified criteria or if it is out of specifications.

Communication
Hours: 10

  1. Use aircraft drawings and other graphic information in performing aircraft maintenance and alteration including preparing sketches of work completed.
  2. Perform a complete aircraft weight and balance procedure including preparation of required documentation and records.

  1. Read and correctly interpret graphs, charts, and tables in projects and during in-class exercises.

  2. Read and understand aircraft drawings, sketches, and blueprints, including various diagrams, schematics, and parts catalogs.

  3. Learn basic sketching techniques and be able to draw a simple sketch using industry standard acceptable practices.

  4. Learn and be able to define the appropriate terminology associated with aircraft weight and balance operations.

  5. Learn and be able to define basic terms in the fields of physics and mathematics as they apply to the aviation industry (e.g. levers, force, work, power, Pi, diameter, radius, etc.)

  6. Create documentation, forms, and records that meet industry and/or regulatory standards following the performance of aircraft weight and balance procedures or calculations.

  7. Learn and correctly use terminology associated with precision measuring instruments.

  8. Record data obtained by the use of precision measuring tools on a given form such that it can be interpreted correctly by other persons not familiar with the original operation.

Human Relations
Hours: 10

2. Perform a complete aircraft weight and balance procedure including preparation of required documentation and records.

  1. Direct instruction on working in groups and teams for purposes of aircraft jacking and weighing processes with a special emphasis on the human factors of workplace and industrial safety.

  2. Supervised development of skills in working effectively and efficiently to perform aircraft weight and balance procedure and complete required documentation as a team/group.

  3. Instruction and limited practice in lab on interacting with customers/clients throughout the weight and balance process, including receiving inputs from the customer (gathering information, determining scope, etc.) as well as producing deliverables (outputs; maintenance records and documentation, invoices/billing) and status updates in an effective and efficient manner.