For Immediate Release: July 27, 2023, AirVenture, Oshkosh WI
The need for aviation mechanics is even more acute than the well-publicized and documented pilot shortage. There is a current and increasing aviation mechanics shortfall that is expected to exceed 600,000 jobs in the next two decades.
The new King Schools Cleared for Aviation Maintenance product includes a fully integrated home-study course, written exam test prep and a complete syllabus that meets the requirements for aviation maintenance technician schools under the new FAA FAR Part 147. This new curriculum fits in perfectly with aviation maintenance programs at High Schools, Colleges & Universities and Maintenance Schools. Flight schools with their own aircraft maintenance facilities now also have the opportunity to extend their schools from just pilot training to include learning mechanics.
King Schools Co-Owner and CEO Barry Knuttila explains “King Schools has a long history of preparing learning mechanics for their General, Airframe and Powerplant written exams. In this new program, that test prep has been extended to include a complete mechanics training curriculum including all the knowledge and skills required in a Part 147 training program.”
Barry continued, “For example, a military crew chief that has wrenched on aircraft for years in the military but is not an FAA licensed A&P has a clearly defined fast track. When they bring their experience to a mechanics shop, it will be a win-win since the shop can charge the student for the mechanic training and benefit from their help in the shop while the learning mechanic will come out with an FAA certificate much quicker than they can by traditional means.”
The new King product is designed for flight schools, colleges and universities to use in conjunction with an A&P program that they currently have, or one they might want to create. The Part 147 focus and syllabus make it easy for those schools and businesses to be able to use our product for their instructional programs. If they want to start a new program, King Schools offers a free concierge service that can help them every step of the way.
The home-study portion of Cleared for Aviation Maintenance is divided into three units: General, Airframe, and Powerplant. Like other King Schools courses, these combine short video sessions with self-test through quizzes, flash cards and full-scale practice tests to make learning easy and fun. Lessons are followed by FAA-style questions that ensure learning mechanics are familiar with the types of questions the FAA will use to test their knowledge. An interactive record of questions correctly answered and ones needing review helps you put effort where it’s needed. The course also includes free access to the KING Companion App and the KING Test Prep Companion App that make it easy to download and take lessons and test prep even when offline.
The great thing for aspiring A&P candidates to know is that the experience gained in 50 years of training pilots and mechanics has resulted in King Schools’ students having a near-100% success rate in passing FAA exams on the first try. This new A&P curriculum is no different. There’s wisdom in choosing a curriculum with those numbers behind it!
The Cleared for Aviation Maintenance product has a retail price of $599 per student kit and the web-based course tracking software is free for schools to use. Student kits are discounted for profitable resale at participating schools.
For more information go to https://KingSchools.com/Cleared-for-Aviation-Maintenance
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