DME Services of North Florida
An aircraft mechanic testing and certification facility in Central Florida between Orlando and Tampa
In a WW II era hangar on the south side of Winter Haven Municipal Airport
3000 21st Street NW
Winter Haven, Florida 33881
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A&P Testing in Central Florida

About Us

DME Services of North Florida offers the Oral and Practical testing and certification for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic ratings.

Located in the Winter Haven, Florida at Winter Haven Municipal Airport.

Steve Alcorn, DME (Designated Mechanic Examiner), A&P Mechanic, IA, Pilot and Flight Instructor, conducts the tests and certifies new aircraft mechanics for their Airframe and Powerplant ratings.  Steve Alcorn is independent and not affiliated with any 147 school or college.

JoAnne Alcorn, a pilot and the Office Manager is Steve's wife.

DME Services of North Florida is an FAA authorized testing and certification facility in the Orlando FSDO area of responsibility. 

Business has been operating since early 2013.

Steve Alcorn tests over 200 applicants per year.

Clean, well-ordered facility in a large hangar with air-conditioned testing areas.

DME Services of North Florida is a complete testing facility with multiple airplanes and helicopters available for testing and fully-equipped practical testing areas.  All tools, parts, documentation, and supplies required to perform the practical test project are made available to the applicant.  The applicant is not required to bring tools in order to perform the test.

DME Services of North Florida has applicants from all over the USA and throughout the world. We welcome applicants who have foreign maintenance credentials who wish to test for their FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certification. 

Our applicants come with a variety of backgrounds; from colleges to those who have been working as mechanics for many years; from civil experience to military experience; from reciprocating engine to turbine experience; and from fixed wing to rotor experience. 

Applicants must have been authorized by a FAA Flight Standards Office (FSDO) and have obtained 2 copies of the 8610-2 Form with the appropriate signatures by an FSDO inspector and the applicant.  The applicant must have also passed the written FAA Knowledge Test for the parts to be examined, General, Airframe and Powerplant.  Details of the requirements are available at www.faa.gov.

Applicants can be accepted who have failed their exams with another Designated Mechanic Examiner.  The FAA guidelines are followed;  the entire section that was failed will be retested. Within 30 days of the last test, a retest must be authorized by an A&P mechanic who has provided the remedial training in subjects failed. This authorization is shown in a letter per FAA requirements along with the other documents required for testing.

Testing for all 3 parts, General, Airframe and Powerplant, is scheduled for one full day.  If the applicant is only testing for the Airframe or Powerplant certificate, but not both, the test is scheduled for part of a day. Tests begin at 8:00 am unless a partial exam is scheduled.  In that case, exams may begin at 1:00 pm.  The initial exam for General cannot be taken alone.  It must be taken with the Airframe and/or Powerplant. 

Reservations for testing should be made several weeks in advance.  Weekends are available for testing.  For any reservation a deposit which is applied to the testing fee is required at the time the reservation is made.