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Bonanza / Baron Landing Gear Systems and Maintenance
This presentation covers retractable landing gear systems on Beech Aircraft, related inspection, and maintenance procedures.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, starting at 19:00 Central Daylight Time (17:00 PDT, 18:00 MDT, 20:00 EDT, 14:00 HST, 16:00 AKDT, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT)
Bob Ripley and Tom Turner
Brief Description:

The landing gear system of Beech Bonanzas, Debonairs, Barons and Travel Airs is very robust and reliable. But it takes inspection and regular maintenance to ensure it works properly every time. 

ABS Senior Technical Advisor Bob Ripley discusses the inspection and maintenance requirements of the Beech landing gear system, and recommendations for operation and attention that result from his decades of experience as owner of a Beech specialty shop and ABS Service Clinic inspector. 

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BOB RIPLEY is the Senior Technical Advisor for the American Bonanza Society. Bob’s career as a mechanic for Delta Airlines culminated as the head of all aircraft ramp operations at Delta’s Atlanta, Georgia headquarters. While still at Delta Bob founded Southern Aero, a Bonanza/Baron specialty shop just south of Atlanta.

Upon retiring from Delta Bob became an ABS Technical Advisor and Service Clinic inspector while continuing to run Southern Aero. Bob created and teaches the ABS Maintenance Academy weekend mechanics’ ground school to pass along what he has learned in decades of inspecting, maintaining and repairing ABS-type airplanes.



THOMAS P. TURNER is the Executive Director of the American Bonanza Society Air Safety Foundation and a Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program instructor. He is an ATP and Flight Instructor with CFII and MEI ratings.

Tom is a National Flight Instructor Hall of Fame inductee. He has over 4,600 hours with 2,600 dual given, specializing in type-specific transition and recurrent training Beech, Bonanzas, and Barons.  He is the 2010 National FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year and the 2008 FAA Central Region CFI of the Year, and holds a Master’s Degree in Aviation Safety.



The ABS Air Safety Foundation for the American Bonanza Society. Hosted as part of the generous bequest of Richard “Dick” Swenson in memory of Sam James, a founder of ABS’ Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP).



The American Bonanza Society serves Beechcraft enthusiasts by sharing valuable safety, technical and educational resources, and by promoting interaction among and advocacy on behalf of its members.

ABS is the premier association for Bonanza, Baron, Debonair, and Travel Air enthusiasts, with 9,000+ members who own, fly, or have a sincere interest in these Beechcraft models.

Because of this common interest, we have banded together to share information and experiences involving the operation and maintenance of Beech-produced aircraft.  
Learn more here - www.bonanza.org



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Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 1
1 Hour Total for AMT
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