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Aviation Learning Center Document Meet Your Aircraft P-8740-29
Author: FAA Date: 1995
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14 CFR Part 91 Preflight Checks
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The following are some of the items that a pilot should check before each flight.

  • Annual inspection - within 12 calendar months and signed off by an FAA- certificated airframe and powerplant mechanic with inspection authorization (IA).
  • 100 hour inspection - if required for the type of operation planned.
  • Airworthiness directives (ADs) - all complied with (both one-time and recurrent.
  • Altimeter system and altitude reporting equipment tests and inspection - within 24 calendar months if IFR oeprations in controlled airspace.
  • Transponder test and inspection - within 24 calendar months.
  • ELT inspection - within 12 calendar months; battery not expired.
  • VOR operational check - within the last 30 days and the results logged, if used for IFR operations.

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