Learning Experiences

September 2011 Issue

Small Print Giveth, Too

My Learning Experience has almost nothing to do with a near-death event and everything to do with knowing the FARs and understanding how they often can be used to our advantage when the chips are down. I was helping close friends who were preparing to ferry their cherry 172 from the east coast to their new home on the west one. Owing to their move, the airplane had been sitting for a few months, and needed some attention before it could be flown. The shop had taken its time, resulting in the airplane finally being ready the afternoon before their scheduled departure. I volunteered to do the post-maintenance check flight from the towered airport.

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