Minnesota Flyer - Serving Midwest Aviation Since 1960

By Heather McNevin
FAASTeam Safety Representative 

Picking Up Your Aircraft After Maintenance

 

Not all aircraft owners have had anyone teach them about owning an airplane.

I always tried to pass on some of that knowledge as I instructed, but many pilots lack a mentor in that area. One of the bigger issues I see is how people treat their aircraft after maintenance. It doesn't matter if it was in the shop for engine work or avionics, the return to service should be methodical and thorough.

So many folks show up, grab the logbooks, and off they go into the wild blue without a second thought. First, you should know exactly what was done to your aircraft. Talk with the mechanics that pe...



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