Initial Training Overview:
Job training consists of nine weeks of Basic Training and 11 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Eustis, Virginia, including inspection and repair of aircraft engines and equipment. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Additional Training Information:
During Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT), the Army limits a soldier's personal freedom, using a "Phase System," which grants increased freedom, based upon phase of training. For details, see Army Training Phase Restrictions
Course provides instruction to teach the following skills: Removes, repairs, replaces, adjusts and tests pneudraulics systems, subsystems, assemblies, and components according to technical manuals, directives, and safety procedures. Fabricates tubes and hoses. Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions to pneudraulics systems, assemblies and subsystems or components. Uses and performs operator maintenance on common and special tools. Maintains and stores hydraulic fluids and other flammable materials. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock for repair of aircraft pneudraulics systems. Prepares forms and records related to aircraft maintenance. Operates, troubleshoots, and repairs the Aviation Ground Power Unit. Other subjects covered include: remove, repair and test pneudraulics systems, subsystems and assemblies, make tubes and hoses, diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions to pneudraulics systems and subsystems or components, perform operator maintenance on common and special tools, maintain and store hydraulic fluids and other flammable materials, maintain shop and bench stock, and prepare forms and records related to aircraft maintenance.