Courses Offered

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New General Familiarization and Systems Familiarization Courses
For Airbus, Boeing, Douglas, Lockheed, and other commercial aircraft

Summary of All License Prep Courses (PDF Download)
Airframe & Powerplant License; Inspection Authorization Prep Course; General Radiotelephone Operator License; Radar Endorsement and G.M.D.S.S.

FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P)
(Also available for online E-Learning)

FAA Inspection Authorization (IA)

FCC General Radiotelephone Operator's License (GROL)
(Also available for online E-Learning)

Radar Endorsement and GMDSS
(Also available for online E-Learning)

Online Registration Form
(To print and send by mail, click here: PDF Download)

We offer aircraft maintenance familiarization courses through our partner, Jet's Aircraft Maintenance Training. Please visit their website for complete information.

Registration Form (PDF Download)
Course Information (PDF Download)
Register Online
(Also available for online E-Learning)

The Aircraft Industry considers the person who has completed a course of instruction or by sheer experience has accumulated the necessary knowledge to become an Airframe & Powerplant maintenance technician to be the top in their field. This person has demonstrated that he or she is familiar with all facets of aircraft maintenance.The A&P License is mandatory in many fields to even be considered for an entry-level position. For this reason, the A&P license is highly desired and is a natural adjunct for the technician, whether he is highly experienced or just recently out of a training environment. This license is the ticket to maintaining or finding rewarding employment.

License Requirements
At present, all A&P maintenance technicians are governed by FAR Part 65, which sets out experience requirements, expectations of the applicant, and what the applicant will receive at the end of the course of instruction. Basically, the applicant can expect to furnish the following items to the FAA inspector to show eligibility for the examinations.

An applicant who desires the combined Airframe and Powerplant rating will need 30 months of actual experience, of which 18 months will be working on airframe structures and 18 months working on aircraft engines. For either the Airframe or Powerplant only (due to lack of experience in either Airframe or Powerplant), the applicant will need 18 months only.

We suggest you bring your records to our office if you have any doubts as to your qualifications, and our counselors will gladly help you determine what additional experience, if any, you may need.

  1. Have your military discharge records showing you have worked on aircraft the required number of months or, if active duty, a record of on-the-job training (OJT).
  2. Have a letter from a licensed mechanic stating you have worked under his supervision, with details of work done and dates worked. This must be full-time work. The letter must identify aircraft and engines you worked on by type and what you actually did. Give complete details. The letter should also include a statement that he believes you are qualified under FAR Part 65.77.
  3. If you were qualified before and started but never finished your rating, bring this information with you. Your experience never expires.
  4. Have your diploma from a civilian FAA-approved school.

Course Tuition:
Note: Discounted rate available to
Military Personnel upon Registration

Airframe & Powerplant
Airframe/General or Powerplant/General only
Airframe or Powerplant only (add-on)
(Examination fees are additional)

As in all of our programs, we give a 100% written guarantee that you will pass all parts of the written examination if you have participated and studied as directed. We also give a free oral and practical review to greatly enhance your ability to pass your oral and practical examination. This course of instruction will cover at least the following areas: basic electricity, weight and balance, math, physics, airframe structures and systems, sheet metal, bend allowance, fuel, hydraulics, powerplant theory, induction, exhaust, lubrication, ignition, propellers, jet engines, oral and practical review, and much more.

Training Standards
Each student must receive a minimum score of 70% in order to pass and receive a license. Practice exams will be administered prior to each FAA examination. Each student is expected to finish this course in the time allotted by the instructor. Our contract for services explains this in detail.

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FAA Inspection Authorization
Registration Form (PDF Download)
Course Information (PDF Download)
Register Online

Applicants must meet FAR Part 65.91, which includes:
  • Holding a current A&P rating for 3 years, and being engaged in maintaining aircraft for 2 years prior to the date of application.
  • Having a fixed base of operation.
  • Having the equipment, facilities, and inspection data available to properly perform I.A. duties.

Our I.A. course has been developed from the latest FAA data. We feel that it is the best on the market at this time. It is designed to make you proficient in the use of Type Certificate Data Sheets, FAA Regulations, Airworthiness Directives and Advisory Circulars.

Your instructor will answer any questions you may have. You must get permission to test from your own FSDO in your geographical region. Once issued the FAA Form 8610-1, you may test at any testing center authorized to give the I.A. examination.

Schedule your examination as soon as possible after the completion of the course. The average length of the I.A. course is five days, depending on the individual.

Regular Course Tuition: $900 (examination fee additional)

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FCC General Radiotelephone Operator's License
Registration Form (PDF Download)
Course Information (PDF Download)
Register Online
(Also available for online E-Learning)

The communications and electronic industries consider the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General Radiotelephone Operators License (GROL) a benchmark of professionalism and experience. The GROL is the former "First Class" license and now is issued for the lifetime of the holder. It is the highest rating given by the FCC.

Many technicians obtain the license for the value a prospective employer places on it, as well as the promotion/advancement opportunities and the job retention potential in the event of a company mass layoff due to downsizing. Most applications involving air wave transmissions, regulated by the FCC, may require the General License for employment. This course includes the following topics:

Code of Federal Rules and Regulations
Basic Electricity
Direct/Alternating Current
Motors and Generators
Power Supplies
Digital Circuitry Measurements
AM-FM Receivers
Introduction to Radar
Radar Transmitters and Receivers
Radar Equations
Radar Ranges & Corresponding Time Intervals
FCC Rules & Regulations Pertaining to Ship Radar Stations
Automatic Frequency Control Mixers (AFC)
IF Amplifier Stages
TWT Waveguides
Doppler Effect and CW Radar Ranges
Radar Antennas
Unit Operation and Maintenance
Much more

License Requirements
1. You must be eligible for employment in the United States.
2. You must be able to read, write, and speak English.
3. You must pass a written multiple choice examination of one hundred questions.

Regular Course Tuition and Materials: $1,000 (examination fee additional)

These are the actual license-in-pocket costs per student. There are no additional fees for retraining. AVIATION COURSES, LTD., gives a 100% written guarantee that, upon the student's full participation and completion of all assignments, the student will receive the GROL. In the unlikely event of a retest, AVIATION COURSES, LTD., will pay one-half of the retest, one time only.

Training Standards
Each student must receive a percentage score of more than 75% in order to pass and receive the license. Practice exams will be administered prior to the FCC examination.

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Radar Endorsement & GMDSS
To install and maintain radar systems - Element 8
Registration Form (PDF Download)
Registration Online
(Also available for online E-Learning)

Course Tuition: $500 (examination fees are additional)

Course covers:

  • FCC Rules & Regulations Pertaining to Ship Radar Stations
  • Introduction to Radar
  • Radar Equations
  • Radar Ranges & Corresponding Time Intervals
  • Radar Transmitters & Receivers
  • Automatic Frequency Control Mixers (AFC)
  • IF Amplifier Stages o Discriminators
  • Magnetrons
  • Klystrons
  • TWT Waveguides
  • Radar Antennas
  • Doppler Effect & CW Radar Ranges
  • Unit Operation & Maintenance
  • And much more!

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General Familiarization & Systems Familiarization
Aviation Courses Ltd. is now offering aircraft familiarization courses that are fully approved by the FAA and the various aircraft manufacturing companies. The courses include complete General Familiarization and Systems Familiarization on all Airbus, Boeing, Douglas, Lockheed, and other commercial aircraft. We are in the process of designing courses for business jets, as well as all popular helicopter series used in reset programs for military and civilian applications.

GEN-FAM: 40 classroom hours
SYS-FAM: 80 classroom hours

Course Tuition:
To be determined based upon location and facilitator's travel expenses.

The course covers:

  • On-site training at customer location
  • Conducted on days and hours customer requires
  • Classroom academic/digital presentation
  • On-job training field trips
  • E-learning hybrid courses available
  • Examinations and evaluations

Click here for details on Gen-Fam/Sys-Fam

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