Recommended Curriculum Checklist:
The A&P curriculum includes a core section and a continuing education section. The core curriculum provides a basic level of knowledge that each A&P should possess on aging airplanes. The core curriculum includes a web-based overview on the subject of aging airplanes, a self-study course in AD format on the mechanism of metal fatigue, an overview of non-destructive inspection methods and hands-on type-specific maintenance training. The continuing education portion emphasizes the need for A&P mechanics to update their knowledge on aging airplane issues. Sources of this information include AC 43-16A and presentations made by the FAA, type clubs and industry associations and organizations at PAMA symposia and aviation venues, including airshows, type club meetings and IA recurrent seminars.