DME Services of North Florida is a complete testing facility with multiple airplanes and helicopters available for testing and fully-equipped air-conditioned testing areas. All tools, parts, documentation, and supplies are provided.
Lowering the applicant's stress level is important for a successful testing experience. Everyone at DME Services works to make the applicant comfortable, reduce their stress, and feel welcome.
You are at the beginning of a new phase in your career as an aircraft maintenance professional. We appreciate your interest in using DME Services and allowing us to be part of your taking this major step in your life.
We like our applicants to visit, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how we can help you.
3000 21st St NW Bldg 10, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
DME Services has one Designated Mechanic Examiner
(DME), Steve Alcorn.
Providing A&P Oral and Practical testing and FAA certification since 2013, DME Services tests over 200 applicants a year. As an independent, not affiliated with any 147 school, applicants from all parts of the United States and around the world use our services.
We advise all applicants to read the following publicly available documents in preparing for the Oral and Practical Exams. FAA information regarding the process to obtain an A&P certificate is available on faa.gov in faa-8083-30_ch13 Obtaining the Mechanic Certificate.
FAA information on Practical Test Standards, the basis for the Oral and Practical Exams, is available on faa.gov : Aviation Mechanic General PTS is Form FAA-S-8081-26A. Aviation Mechanic Airframe PTS is Form FAA-S-8081-27A. Aviation Mechanic Powerplant is Form FAA-S-8081-28A.
The Oral and Practical exams cover 44 subjects. The Oral questions are downloaded from the FAA’s data bank for each exam. As for study materials, the Oral questions are published in various Oral and Practical Study Guides. ASA publishes one, as does Jeppesen and Baker’s School of Aeronautics. The 3 Jeppesen books are available from www.amazon.com . They are called “A&P Technician General/Airframe/Powerplant Test Guide with Oral and Practical Study Guide”.
We offer testing times during the week and on weekends. For a full A&P test we allot one full day. For a partial, such as an initial General and Powerplant, or retake, we allot a half day starting at 8 am or 1 pm. We prefer to schedule based on a phone call but will start the discussion based on an email request. At the time of scheduling, we will advise on the cost and necessary documentation.
We advise you contact DME Services as soon as you have a date in mind.
We try to accommodate applicants special needs for scheduling sue to work or school. Our weekend times fill up early.
Payment may be made by cash, credit card, PayPal, or Western Union. Personal checks are not accepted.
We try to accommodate needs for test time changes.but changes to test dates should be avoided if possible. There may be a cost assessment for last minute cancellations or changes made within two weeks of the test date.
At the time of scheduling there will be a request for copies of required documents. These provide the necessary information for DME Services to prepare the paperwork for the tests.
For USA citizens applying based on civil or military experience:
For USA citizens who are graduates of a 147 school course
For non-USA citizens
If you feel a need to attend a prep course there are several in Florida. Please request this information in an email or on a phone call to DME Services. These courses are usually designed as refresher courses, not as full training courses, and are tailored to preparing the applicant for both the FAA Knowledge Tests and the Oral and Practical tests.
DME Services can advise on contacts. You will need to make arrangements yourself for these courses. The cost of these courses are separate from the fees that DME Services charges.
The closest airport to DME Services for international flights is Orlando International Airport.
If you are coming to the USA by way of Miami, you will need to allow time to get to Winter Haven. You may wish to rent a car and drive the 4 hours to Winter Haven or you may take a train from Miami to Winter Haven. There are two trains daily going to and from Winter Haven. The train takes about 4 hours. Make sure your schedule permits sufficient time to make this trip.DME Services can provide the train schedule.
If you are driving, a GPS to our address will work although you should be advised that some GPS units direct you to other locations having the address of 3000 21st St NW. DME Services is on the south side of Winter Haven Airport, in sight of the runways, in an old vintage WW II round top hangar building just off 21st St.