July 2018 Issue

Good To Go?

We want everything on the aircraft to work before flight, but when something is inoperative, youíll need to do some research to determine if itís airworthy.

Regardless of what you fly, how itís equipped, and how old or new it is, you eventually will encounter inoperative instruments and/or equipment during a preflight inspection. It can be something known to the operator and the maintenance department, or it can be something new. Once the inoperative component is discovered, you have to make a determination whether itís legal to fly the airplane without repairs, and then decide if itís safe to fly. The two are not the same.

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