December 2006 Issue

Taking Exception

take exception with the statement made in the sidebar "Oil-Changing Tips" in October’s article, "Is Oil Analysis Worth It?" You state, "If you are the owner, changing your own aircraft oil and filter is completely legal with the FAA." Not so!

The authorization for this action is in FAR 43.3(g), which states: "The holder of a pilot certificate issued under Part 61 may perform preventative maintenance on any aircraft owned or operated by that pilot which…

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