Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
The TSTC FAST Trac Airframe & Powerplant course costs $5,000. This cost covers everything from tools, materials, equipment and testing fees.
No. We supply tools, flash drives and any other supplies necessary for the class.
Each evening class is 14 weeks long for a total of 160 hours of training.
Classes are currently held Monday through Thursday, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Currently, we offer the TSTC FAST Trac Airframe & Powerplant class two times per year:
Additional classes, including hybrid classes, will be announced soon.
At the TSTC hangar on the Abilene Regional Airport:
1717 Navajo Trail, Abilene, TX 79601
Yes. Currently, we accept the following methods of payment:
Currently, this program is not authorized to receive VA funding. However, you may still use your AF COOL funds (active duty) as well as Skills Transition Funds (Within 180 days of separation date OR within 180 days after separation date).
Once an invoice is generated by TSTC, you can begin the process. You will need to upload your invoice as well as your Form 8610-2 FAA and any other paperwork that AF COOL requests. The AFCOOL website will prompt you at each step that must be taken.
You will not be eligible for AF COOL funds. Your separation must occur 180 days after the end of class date.
The testing fees for the 3 exams in each of the general, airframe and powerplant sections total $1,200 and are included in the course cost.
The TSTC testing center in Abilene. Although you can technically test at any testing center that is authorized by the F.A.A., using the TSTC testing center guarantees that your testing fees, included in your class tuition, will be covered. For more information, or to schedule your test, please contact:
Susan Hash, Testing and Support Services
Brian Hahn, Aviation Maintenance Technology
Technically, if your 8610 has been signed off by the F.A.A., you can take your tests any time. However, the purpose of this class is to prepare you for your tests by reviewing information that you are already familiar with as well as information on topics that you may not have knowledge or experience in; yet, are covered in the exams.
Our instructors suggest that after you complete each section of the class (General, Airframe, and Powerplant), take your written/computer tests immediately.
Yes. However, the course cost for the class includes only the first attempt at each exam. Any exam that you need to re-take must be paid for by you.
The F.A.A. is the only authorized signatory on the 8610.
If you have registered for the TSTC FAST Trac Airframe & Powerplant course and your TBA records have been approved by your N.C.O.I.C., TSTC will contact the F.A.A. to come to Abilene and review/inspect your records. The F.A.A. will verify if each participant is eligible to be in the class.
Another option is to schedule a time with the F.A.A. at their location review and sign your 8610. You can contact them at: (800) 858-4115
John Dosher, Executive Director of Workforce Development