This class begins with reciprocating engine theory including power calculations, induction/exhaust/cooling systems, general engine construction, and testing and measuring of engine parts. Next, the student learns to perform a 100-hour powerplant inspection, which includes an Airworthiness Directive and engine conformity research. The course concludes with the removal of an engine to disassemble, clean, inspect, and measure all internal parts. The engine is then reassembled and reinstalled on the aircraft. The student performs an engine run-up to check all critical functions. Any issues with the engine are diagnosed and repaired.
School of Professional Studies and Management
2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week
- Complete all prerequisites with a grade of B or better