This course is designed for avionics technicians or apprentices who want to learn more about aircraft instrument systems and better understand their operation, installation considerations, and maintenance to become more effective troubleshooters. From simple mechanical gauges to complex electrical and electronic systems, this course covers nearly every instrument system in an aircraft.
Presented by: William Tramper, Azimuth Aerospace Solutions, LLC
Course Objective: Students will learn the theory of operation, installation considerations and maintenance of a wide range of systems from analog gauges to glass cockpits, for flight, engine, and navigation.
- General Theory of Aircraft Instruments
- Pressure Measuring Instruments
- Remote Sensing and Indication
- Mechanical Movement Indicators
- Temperature Measuring Instruments
- Direction Indicating Instruments
- Gyroscopic Instruments
- Electronic Instruments
- Warning & Caution Instruments
- Time Measuring Instruments
- Instrument Installation Considerations
- Maintenance of Instrument Systems
Excellent introduction to instruments for entry level avionics technicians. Well presented with coverage of all required background to be able to troubleshoot most common instrument issues.
If you want to know how each instrument works INTERNALLY this class is for you.
Good introduction for theory of operations for avionics instruments.
Pay attention & retain as much as you can
Mr Tramper is a wealth of information and if he cannot answer your question he will find out how to.
New techs with limited knowledge could struggle. This is difficult to balance with a range of experience in the class.
If you dont know how to fly you may need to study a little more after class
As a pilot, I expected this class to be review. It was much deeper than what is common knowledge to pilots.
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This weeklong course provides an interactive environment to learn, understand and implement the regulations that govern repair station design and operations.
This course is designed for technicians who have completed AEA’s Basic Wiring & Avionics Installation Course and/or have a couple years of basic avionics installation practice and are looking for more experience integrating common general aviation installations. Technicians will learn how to plan, install, interface, configure and check out an installation consisting of a Garmin GTN 650 touch screen nav/com/GPS, Garmin GTX 345 transponder and dual Garmin GI 275 primary flight display.
This course is designed for technicians who have completed the AEA’s Basic wiring course and /or have a couple of years of basic avionics installation practice, familiar with basic soldering skills and are looking for experience in LRU bench testing and avionics trouble shooting. Bench testing Nav, VHF Com and transponders will be the focus of study. Technicians will fabricate a general-purpose test panel that they will use in the course. Attendees will keep their fabricated test panel at course completion.
This course is designed for technicians who have completed the AEA’s Bench Basics 101 course and/or have a couple years of basic avionics installation practice and are looking for experience in Avionics Flight line testing, LRU bench testing and Aircraft trouble shooting. VOR, Localizer, Glideslope, Marker Beacon and VHF Comms will be the focus of study.
This course is designed for technicians who have completed the AEA’s Bench Basics 101 and/or have a couple of years of basic avionics installation practice and are looking for experience in transponder LRU bench testing, transponder flight line testing and aircraft trouble shooting. ADS-B transponders systems will be the focus of study.
Attendees will learn the proper methods for conducting pitot/static and transponder tests and inspections. This full-day course offers hands-on training, including a regulatory review and an explanation of the proper administrative procedures for completing these critical certifications. With so many questions surrounding ADS-B this course will provide the answers and what you need to know.
This course is targeted for the home builder or avionics technician who wants to learn about performing an avionics installation in an experimental aircraft. The class focuses on the Garmin G3X Touch system, and a simplified example harness is constructed as part of the hands-on portion of the class. While the G3X Touch system is the primary focus, the wiring principles and general guidance can be applied to any experimental avionics system. From the do-it-yourselfer to the avionics shop looking to carve out a niche, this class has something for everyone.
The Basic Wiring & Avionics Installation course is designed for certificated repairmen, new avionics technicians, aviation maintenance technicians and recent graduates interested in improving or acquiring the skills necessary to perform avionics installations. This three-day seminar employs in-depth theory and hands-on lab exercises to immerse the attendee in the best practices used to plan, manage, and install a general aviation avionics panel. Installation lab includes: Garmin GNS 530, Avidyne IFD550/540, Garmin GMA 340, MidContinent Instruments and Avionics MD200-206CDI, L-3 Lynx NGT-9000 Transponder/ADS-B Transceiver and Sandia SAE 5-35 Altitude Encoder
The Basic Pitot-Static & Transponder course is designed for entry-level avionics technicians or those looking for basic training on pitot/static & aircraft transponder systems. This two-day course covers the history and theory of operation of pitot/static instruments and transponders, as well as system set-up, hands-on testing, and the troubleshooting skills necessary to perform FAR 91.411 and 91.413 checks.
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This course focuses on the basics of internal auditing and the development of an internal audit program, providing the tools and methods necessary to meet the international regulatory needs as well as the continuous improvement of the repair station.