Designated Mechanic Examiner Contacts

Aircraft Mechanic Oral, Practical, & Written Tests

To become an aircraft mechanic, you must take written, oral, and practical tests; a fee for each test is required. Written exams can be taken at any approved FAA testing Center. The cost for a written exam is currently $150.00 each.

A Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME) provides the oral and practical test. The oral and practical examination is not part of our class. Each Applicant must coordinate with a DME and schedule an oral and practical examination. TBA will assist with coordination of a DME. The following is a list of DME’s in the area. For the most current list go to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) webpage:

Tampa Bay, FL

Bill Dittman (941)720-2480 Location: T Black Aviation (KPIE)
(*Credit Cards not accepted)
Airframe & Powerplant $700.00,    Airframe or Powerplant $400.00 ea,    $50.00 retest

Nathan Van Coops (941)544-5718    Location: Albert Whitted Airport (KSPG)
(*Credit Cards not accepted)
Airframe & Powerplant $700.00,    Airframe or Powerplant $400.00 ea,    $50.00 retest

Please note:
Applicants must be advised that the FAA authorization to test is only valid for testing by a Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME) who exercises privileges within the geographic area served by the FSDO where the authorization is granted. Should the applicant wish to test with a DME in another district, additional FAA approval will be required. The DME must gain permission from their FSDO/international field office. If you are not from this local area (Tampa Bay) then please let us know in advance if you wish to use one of the above DME’s.