Annual Inspections Certified Aircraft & Conditional Inspections for Experimental Catagory
Most single engine fixed gear aircraft take 10 to12 hours to accomplish an annual inspection
complex and light twins take around 20-30 hours to complete.
As part of the annual inspection I check:
- The current status of all ADs requiring recurrent actions
- The status of the Static System and Altimeter tests due every 24 months or whenever involved in maintenance or installation
- The status of the Transponder test due every 24 months or whenever involved in maintenance or installation
- The ELT condition, operation, and status of the test due date
- STC compliance and logbook and Form 337 entries
- Major repair and logbook and Form 337 entries
I offer general maintenance services that would normally be accomplished during an annual inspection, such as tire changes, cleaning and repacking wheel bearings, oil and filter changes, spark plug cleaning and re-gapping, airframe lubrication, and cable and linkage adjustment, hose replacement, baffle seal replacement, etc.
I provide a detailed list of the findings, including any un-airworthy items found during the inspection.
I do not perform any maintenance work without your prior approval.
A Pre-purchase inspection is a smart precautionary decision when buying an aircraft.
Hidden damage from corrosion or previous structural damage from an accident or a gear-up landing can often be missed at the time of purchase resulting in expensive maintenance costs later on.
A thorough pre-purchase inspection can save you thousands of dollars in maintenance costs down the road.
The scope of the pre-purchase inspection is agreed upon by you and I before we get started.
I provide a checklist for everything that will be checked, and once the inspection is complete
I supply you with a report that lists the condition of each item inspected.
The inspection can be simple; a close visual inspection of the airframe, a cylinder leak down check and borescope, an AD search, logbook research for AD compliance and current status, equipment installed on the aircraft, entries for form 337s. Or the inspection can be as thorough as an annual.
The cost of a simple pre-purchase inspection is 4 to 6 hours for most single engine fixed gear aircraft and starts at 8 hours for complex single engine and twin engine aircraft.
In order to avoid a costly mistake, or just for the sake of piece of mind, a pre-purchase inspection is money well spent. The inspection can help you decide on whether or not to pass on an aircraft purchase or it can help you set your offer.
Inspections of Supplemental Type Certificate installations
I will research the applicability and compatibility of the STC with any other currently installed equipment on your aircraft. I will check for use of and compliance with approved data. And, I will inspect the installation for airworthiness, workmanship and integrity, and sign the FAA Form 337s.
Inspection of Major Repairs or Alterations
I will check for use of and compliance with approved data for the major repair or alteration. I will inspect the repair or alteration for airworthiness, workmanship and integrity, and sign the FAA Form 337s
Contact us to schedule an appointment: