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Owner Preventive Maintenance?

“Hey Kurt, can you come over and sign off the new wing bolts I installed in my Bonanza?” or similar is a much too often request made of me as an A&P.

But I will say God bless the owner for even asking for another set of “licensed” eyes to look at the work performed. Much of owner maintenance never gets a second look.

14 CFR Part 43, Appendix A, Subpart C, lists the 31 tasks that may be performed by a pilot/owner as preventive maintenance, but I’ll not reprint them here.

First note of interest is that you can perform preventive maintenance only if you hold a pilot certificate and are the owner...

 

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