Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

Aircraft Maintenance: When is ‘Mandatory Maintenance’ Really Mandatory?


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This is a link to an article on the AOPA website (June 8, 2021 by Jeff Simon) and is a good read for any aircraft owner who is not also a certified mechanic.

The article is not very long but, even so, it does a good job of clearing up questions about what is and is not required in the way of maintenance on your aircraft. Both you and your mechanic want your airplane to be in a condition for safe operation. The challenge is in finding a common ground between you and your mechanic concerning what that actually means.

Read it for yourself.