Lone Star

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Airframe & Powerplant at Lone Star

FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) AMT Program

Lone Star Flight and Testing Center is not maintenance school but a maintenance preparation school to help you take your FAA A&P exam. After attending an ATMS school, obtaining military training or gaining the 30 months experience the question becomes how do I prepare for the FAA A&P written examines, prepare for the oral and practical exam and where can I go to take the exam with a FAA Designated Maintenance Examiner.

At Lone Star Flight and Testing Center we can help you to prepare for the oral and practical test as well as the written: General, Airframe and Powerplant because we are a PSI/FAA Test Center.

The success to our business is to remove you from life’s distractions, so you can focus on the needed material to pass the written test, oral and practical test with the examiner. The FAA exam is designed to determine if the applicant possesses the knowledge, understanding, ability to manage risks, and basic skills consistent with the privileges of the certificate or rating being exercised on the tested material.  An applicant must know, consider, and successful complete each of the subject areas to be tested on the knowledge exam and oral and practical tests.  

(Click here to see what subject areas of knowledge you will need to know for test.)

We have resources available to help you understand the material during your stay. All we ask, that you put your desire and motivation into studying the material so you can pass the test.

To start our program you will need an 8610-2 form signed by the FAA informing them that you have the knowledge and experience to pass the A&P exam in all areas. A certificate of completion from an FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technical School (AMTS) or a Military Certificate of Eligibility.

Our A&P program will start by focusing on passing the three written test within three weeks and then working on the oral and practical test. During the oral sessions you will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding to answer questions given, while work on various practical projects. This normally takes approximately a week and half to complete.*

The cost to our program is: $1395.00 for the A&P we require 50% down to hold your scheduled dates, if you require any supplemental instructions the cost will be extra.

This includes the three written test, the oral and practical test preparation.

The FAA Examiner fee is separate and determine by the examiner not by our program.

*Our program normally takes 4-5 weeks depending on the applicant’s knowledge and experience level.

We offer financing to qualify applicants: Click here to see if you qualify.

Once the program is started No refunds will be issued. Allowances will be given to reschedule for a later date due to family emergencies, Job emergencies, and illness while attending the program, but you will have 3 months to complete the program, instead of two years. The idea is to get this completed now instead delaying it for another 12-24 months. The FAA states that once you take your first written test you have 2 years to get you’re A&P completed.

After passing your Airframe or Powerplant exam you will be issued a Temporary Airframe & Powerplant Mechanical Certificate from your A&P examiner.  This temporary certificate is good for 120 days until your plastic license arrives in the mail.

A&P Testing Eligibility Requirements

With Aviation Experience:

  1. For military personnel: Have your DD-214 form, showing that you have worked on aircraft as a mechanic for the required number of months.
  2. Have a diploma from a civilian FAA approved mechanics school.  To obtain this type of diploma you must have attended a mechanic school for 2 to 3 years. 
  3. Have a "mechanics experience letter" from an A&P Mechanic, shop supervisor or maintenance officer under whom you have worked and who can verify maintenance experience, (be sure to include their A&P number). 
  4.  Most importantly, get an letter from your airworthiness authority with the signature approving you for testing for the A&P Certificate.  Documentation must identify 'to and from' dates, identify aircraft and or engines, and specifically what you did on this equipment. 
  5. Having complied with the above, you should go to your local FAA or FSDO office.
  6. Your local FAA maintenance inspector should give you two copies of the 8610-2 Airman Certification and or rating application form.  This will state that you meet the experience required to test. You do not need your DD-214 or experience letter to test.
  7.  You must have a minimum of 18 months practical experience on the Airframe or Powerplant appropriate to the rating sought, or at least 30 moths of practical experience concurrently performing the duties appropriate to both Airframe and Powerplant to be signed off for both.​

No Aviation Experience- 

  1.  Go to a Part 147 aviation maintenance school.  Some colleges or junior colleges have aviation maintenance programs.  Or, go to a Part 147 vocational school approved by the FAA.  Vocational schools take about 15 months to complete.  See your nearest FAA office for a Part 147 school in your area. 

For Non-U.S. citizens:

You must have a background check completed prior to coming to the United States.  If you are currently in a country other than the United States, the FAA requests you go the the International Field Office (IFO) that is nearest to you to obtain your 8610.2 form, authorization to test.  This will avoid delays.  If you try to get authorization from the local FAA office, there is a possibility that you may not get signed off to test. 


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