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August 11, 2020
Use of Composite Materials in Aviation

Aircraft are incredibly complex. They have to be strong and durable, yet lightweight enough to remain airborne while sometimes carrying thousands of pounds of cargo. The evolution of aircraft has given rise to the increased use of composite materials in their construction. Here's an overview of how these materials are used in aviation and the […]

August 5, 2020
Maintenance Human Factors in Aviation: The Dirty Dozen

Aviation maintenance requires considerable precision and attention to detail. Nonetheless, human errors are inevitable, and certain circumstances make them especially likely. Some maintenance human factors in aviation that can lead to errors are so common that they're regularly included in aviation maintenance technology training courses. According to the FAA, about 80% of maintenance errors involve […]

July 30, 2020
What are A&P Licenses and What Can You Do With Them?

If you're considering training as an aircraft mechanic, you may be wondering what certifications you can pursue to further your dreams. One set of credentials you can earn  are the Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certifications (commonly referred to as the A&P license). So just what can you do with these certifications? Here's an overview of […]

July 24, 2020
How to Choose a Trade School That's Right for You

If you want to receive hands-on career-oriented training, enrolling in a trade school may be the right choice for you. Here's an overview of the types of trade schools, how to choose a trade school that's right for you, and how Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology can help you advance your training. What Are […]

July 16, 2020
What are Airworthiness Directives & Why are They Important?

When you purchase a new car, you may receive a notice at some point warning about a defective part or electronic glitch. When consistent problems are discovered, the manufacturer has to fix them and make sure those same issues do not occur in later models of its vehicles. Similarly, aircraft owners and operators sometimes encounter […]

June 30, 2020
How to Get Started with Airframe and Powerplant Training

What is airframe and powerplant training? It is essential training that teaches you how to repair and inspect aircraft as an aviation maintenance technician (AMT). This type of work ensures that airplanes and their systems are maintained to airworthy standards and are safe to fly for pilots and passengers. What's it like to pursue an […]

June 22, 2020
5 Things to Look for in a Flight School

 If you're thinking about becoming a pilot, choosing the right flight school is incredibly important. Knowing what to look for in an aviation program will increase the likelihood that you will gain the skills and knowledge needed for your training to really take off. Here are five factors to consider when choosing a flight school. […]

June 17, 2020
4 Different Types of Flight School Training for Future Pilots

Training to become a pilot is a rewarding journey. There are many different types of flight school training available to those that are interested. The right path towards becoming a pilot can be very different for each individual, and it's important to carefully go over the options offered at each school to make a proper […]

June 15, 2020
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Adds 22 New Aircraft As Demand For Their Graduates Grow

Piper Aircraft & Spartan College announced an order for its first tranche of 22 factory-new training aircraft as demand for graduates grows.

June 12, 2020
What Does an NDT Technician Do With Their Training?

NDT stands for "nondestructive testing." Nondestructive testing technicians and quality control technicians are the scientists and detectives of the manufacturing world, making sure objects and parts are not compromised so they can continue to perform their functions. Regardless of their exact position within a company, NDTs have important responsibilities for ensuring safety and reliability. NDT […]

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