2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Aviation Maintenance Technology I (8728/36 weeks, 280 hours)
Tasks/competencies when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.are considered optional
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Following Tool and Equipment Safety and Care Guidelines
Interpreting Maintenance Publications, Forms, and Records
- Interpret aircraft information, using FAA specifications and type certificate data sheets (TCDS).
- Interpret technical data.
- Interpret airworthiness certificates.
- Explain the function of supplemental type certificates (STC) and airworthiness directives (ADs).
- Identify various technical forms important to aviation maintenance technicians.
- Prepare a simple outline for a technical report.
- Identify the abbreviations associated with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs).
- Explain the aviation mechanic privileges and limitations addressed in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), part 43.
- Explain the aviation mechanic privileges and limitations addressed in the FARs, part 65.
- Explain the regulations for maintaining maintenance forms and records as contained in FARs, parts 43 and 91.
- Describe the use of Technical Standard Orders (TSOs) to complete specific maintenance tasks.
- Identify manufacturer’s manuals and related publications to accomplish specific maintenance tasks.
- Maintain record entries for a specific aviation maintenance task.
- Research aircraft information to determine aircraft conformity.
Exploring Airframe and Control Surfaces
- Explain the four forces of flight and how each affects an aircraft in straight-and-level flight.
- Define common terminology used in aerodynamics.
- Identify the five major components of an airplane.
- Explain how the movements of the rudder, ailerons, flaps, and elevator affect the flight path of an airplane.
- Explain how an airfoil’s lift and angle of attack are affected by relative wind and airspeed.
- Explain how relative wind, angle of attack, center of lift, and laminar flow affect the performance of an airfoil.
- Explain how rudder, aileron, and elevator deflection move an airplane around the center of gravity through each of the three axes of flight.
- Describe the role of lift, weight, drag, and thrust on a climbing, descending, and turning airplane.
- Describe how centrifugal force, yaw, and skid are associated with a turning aircraft.
- Compare rotary-winged and fixed-wing flight.
- Explain the functions of the control surfaces and flight controls for a rotary-winged aircraft.
- Explain the factors affecting air pressure around an airfoil.
- Explain how simple machines are used in aircraft engines, control surfaces, and cockpit controls.
Providing Ground Operations and Servicing
- Identify the types and uses of ground support equipment.
- Demonstrate the procedures for moving an aircraft on the flight line.
- Prepare an aircraft for outside storage.
- Describe the four classes of aircraft fires.
- Describe the physical and chemical properties of each of the four types of fire extinguishing agents.
- Compare fixed and portable aircraft fire extinguishers.
- Compare common types of aviation fuels.
- Describe the characteristics and properties of aviation fuels.
- Compare aviation gasolines and turbine engine fuels.
- Demonstrate the procedures for fueling and defueling.
- Identify aircraft fueling systems and how they are monitored in the cockpit.
- Identify color codes used to designate fluids in the servicing and assembly of aircraft.
- Convert civilian time to 24-hour (military) time and vice-versa.
Maintaining the Power Plant
- Demonstrate the procedures for starting a reciprocating aircraft engine.
- Operate the ground engine for a light aircraft.
- Explain the procedures for starting a turbine engine.
- Explain how work, power, and air density affect engine power output.
- Identify the cycles of a four-stroke reciprocating engine.
- Identify the components in the reciprocating engine ignition system.
- Explain the formation of carburetor ice.
- Explain the functions of the engine oil system and how the system is monitored in the cockpit.
- Explain the operation of the air cooling system and how the system is monitored in the cockpit.
- Explain how thrust is produced in both the fixed-pitch and constant-speed aircraft propellers and how RPM is registered on the tachometer.
Performing Basic Electricity Tasks
- Inspect and service batteries.
- Calculate and measure capacitance and inductance.
- Calculate and measure electrical power.
- Measure voltage, current, resistance, and continuity.
- Determine the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in electrical circuits.
- Interpret aircraft electrical circuit diagrams, including solid-state devices and logic functions.