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Trade & Industrial Education
Aviation - Secondary, Basic Electricity/Battery Service
This course covers the fundamentals of aircraft electricity, batteries and charging systems. The student will read and interpret electrical circuit diagrams. The characteristics of magnets and magnetic lines of force will be studied. Ohm's law will be discussed and used in the calculation of volts, amps, and resistance within an electrical circuit. Students will remove, inspect, service, and install aircraft batteries and operate Lead Acid and Nickel-Cadmium aircraft battery charging systems.
Jeff HUffman

-Calculate and measure capacitance and inductance

-Calculate and measure electrical power

-Measure voltage, current, resistance, and continuity

-Determine the relationship of voltage, current, and resistance in electrical circuits

-Read and interpret aircraft electrical circuit diagrams, including solid state devices and logic functions

-Inspect and service batteries

Written and practical evaluations will be performed at the Part 147 AMTS.

This course aligns with FAA Part 147 certified Aviation Maintenance Technician School (AMTS) curriculum requirements. Teaching of this course by any entity other than a FAA 147 certified AMTS does not constitute FAA certification. Furthermore, each AMTS must have its curriculum approved by the FAA in its entirety, identifying the hours of instruction, order of instruction, subjects prescribed by Part 147, practical application projects, scheduling of tests, grading criteria, and makeup provisions.

Dale Crane, Dictionary of Aviation Terms, Aviation Supplies and Academics, 1997

FAA, A & P Technician, General, Text Book/Work Book, Jeppesen, Sanders, Inc. 2000

FAA, FAR Handbook for Aviation Maintenance Technicians, Jeppesen, Sanders, Inc. 2001

FAA, Standards for Aviation Maintenance Hanbook, Jeppesen, Sanders, Inc. 1985
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