The purpose of this lesson is to develop the pilot-in-training’s ability to determine the airworthiness of an airplane.
You arrive at the airport about three hours before your friends on Sunday in order to have ample time to prepare for the flight back. After you finish your cross-country flight planning, you start on the preflight and discover the landing light on your aircraft does not work…what are you going to do?
You are transitioning to a Cessna 182 at your local flight school so that you can take your entire family on a trip. You ask the flight school manager for the aircraft logbooks so that you can check the airplane’s inspection status. What are you looking for?
You own a Cessna 182, but you haven’t flown it a lot lately, and its been more than 12 months since its been inspected by a mechanic. There is not a local mechanic on the field, and you can’t get one to come to your field to perform the inspection. There is a shop at a field about 20 miles away that you perform the inspection next week. Can you fly the airplane to field for the purpose of the inspection?
You own a Cessna 182. As you are preflighting the airplane, you are dismayed to find that the left main tire is flat. Its Saturday and you know that the maintenance shop on the field is closed. You do have a new tube and tire. Can you change the tire yourself? What are the requirements when a tire is changed?
|Inspection or Check||Interval|
|A||Annual||12 calendar months|
|V||VOR Check (IFR only)||30 days|
|1||100 hour inspection (carrying persons for hire or flight instruction for hire||100 hours|
|A||Altimeter-Static System Check (IFR only)||24 months|
|T||Transponder||24 calendar months|
|E||ELT||12 calendar months; battery 1 hour or half of useful life|
|A||Airworthiness Directives||One-time and recurring|
|Describe||Pilot’s Operating Handbook/Airplane Flight Manual|
|Describe||Aircraft airworthiness documents|
|Describe||Aircraft logbooks and logbook entries|
|Describe||Special Flight Permit|