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Aviation Specialties Unlimited’s accelerated Aircraft and Powerplant prep course assists experienced aviation mechanics to pass the FAA A&P exams and earn their A&P certificate.

The course will cover all 43 technical subjects to prepare students for the exams.

Topics covered in the written and oral FAA required tests include structures, navigation and electrical systems, powerplant theory, and systems.



ASU is the first and only A&P Prep School in the Pacific Northwest and located within minutes of the Boise Regional Airport. Visitors are sure to enjoy a lively cultural scene, world-class recreation, and affordable lodging options. 


For your convenience, all written testing will be accomplished at a nearby PSI licensed facility. The practical exam will be conducted by ASU DMEs at the ASU facility. See COVID statement


ASU is pleased to offer a limited guarantee. In the unlikely event that a student fails any portion of the certification process, ASU will provide unlimited hours of instruction free for up to 24 months.


Hands-On Personalized Training

You will receive hands-on training provided by ASU's skilled A&Ps to help prepare you for the practical test. Our A&Ps have real-world maintenance experience that will mentor you in preparation for practical applications and tasks. Experienced educators will tailor the training to meet your needs required to graduate.

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Military to Civilian Transitions

At ASU, many of us are veterans and specialists in military-to-civilian transitions. The FAA's written and oral & practical exams include many areas that you may not have experienced in your military career, and our instructors have experience with those very challenges.

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VA Expertise and Funding Assistance

We value your military service and have experience navigating the VA systems to provide you with 100% funding assistance for this training. Our location is also close to Gowen Field, which offers affordable lodging for veterans.

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Celebrating their 25th Anniversary, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., in Boise, Idaho has trained more than 6,000 students. As an FAA Part 141 Pilot School, Part 135 Air Carrier, and Part 145 Repair Station, ASU embodies the spirit of aviation as operators, maintainers, and world-class trainers.

More than 50% of their workforce made up of veterans. ASU values the knowledge, skills, and work ethic that military experience brings to their organization.

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