Directing and moving aircraft safely within the airport environment is a responsibility that is expected of the aircraft mechanic. The student learns and demonstrates the proper signals for marshaling an aircraft on the ramp. They are responsible for driving an aircraft tow tractor to practice moving aircraft around the airport and into parking spaces. The student first learns how to start, run-up, and taxi a piston airplane, then demonstrates the skill in an active aircraft parking area.
0.5 hour of lecture, 0.5 hour of lab per week