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FAA Requirements

To meet the FAA requirements for an Airframe and Power plant mechanic certificate, the student is required to complete a total of 1,900 hours of instruction. This includes both lecture and hands on lab work. The 1,900 hour requirement is broken down as follows:
General Section: 400 hours

Airframe Section: 750 hours

Power plant Section: 750 hours
The general section is a prerequisite for the Airframe and Power plant sections. A student who is seeking only one certificate (i.e. airframe only or power plant only) is required to complete the general section prior to completion of the desired section.

Do you already have one certificate? If so, you are not required to take the general section to complete the other desired certificate.

Completion of FAA written, oral and practical tests are required to obtain the Airframe and Power plant mechanic certificates.
More information is available in the Federal Aviation Regulations, FAR part 147 and FAR Part 65. See the Federal Aviation Administration web site at or contact your local FAA office.

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