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Pre-Buy Inspection

As Technical Advisor, Mark Manning brings with him over 38 years of aviation experience. He has performed maintenance on over 35 different types of aircraft and has flown more than 25 different models of aircraft.

Q: I’m looking at buying a used airplane. Are there any items you typically look for in a pre-buy inspection that I can use to narrow down the list of aircraft I send an A&P to inspect? Bill K.

A: It all depends on the type of aircraft and age but I’ll try to cover the basics. I look at the logs to determine how many hours it has been flown per year up to current date. I think total...


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