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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:00 pm 
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Do any of ya'll have experience writing a maintenance program for a large aircraft? Maybe even an electronic copy of same?

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I've got the majority of the one we had for the C-123. I'll get it scanned and sent to you if it will be of any use. If it will work, PM me your email.

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Depends...
If you mean an FAA approved program for a WWII era recip. multi- engine large airplane, I can probably help you out.

If you are talking anything more modern that is turbine pwered and/or runs on bug juice best to get one from Brad and study up on it. :D

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Thanks, we got a recent copy of a DC-3 program and we're using that. Thanks!

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Before you go running off willy nilly thinking just because you have a copy of a manual or maintenance program, slide that bad boy under the noses of your local FSDO to be sure THEY will buy into the plan you have selected.
A few years ago, he University of Washington operated an ALLISON 580 in atmospheric research for the college. The aircraft was maintained under approved C-131 maintenance programs as it was ex USAF (and had been by previous operators prior to the UofW), the engines were maintained per the ALLISON manuals, the local FSDO was NOT amused and threatened to have the aircraft grounded (and maybe ground up) until some pretty serious external forces from the big domed structure on one end of Pennsylvania Ave. was placed on the FSDO by both Seanteors and more than a few Congresspersons. Be sure that your work isn't shot down by some overly officious paperclip counter wearing a blue blazer and you have to undo all your work, and then be under suspicion for the rest of your career.

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The Inspector wrote:
Before you go running off willy nilly thinking just because you have a copy of a manual or maintenance program, slide that bad boy under the noses of your local FSDO to be sure THEY will buy into the plan you have selected.
A few years ago, he University o...................


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Who do you think I am running around 'willy-nilly' for? I am trying to produce a program for the FSDO to approve... and it is nice to have something other folks have had approved recently... so now do I have your approval?

Thanks for the constructive input.
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The Inspector wrote:
Before you go running off willy nilly thinking just because you have a copy of a manual or maintenance program, slide that bad boy under the noses of your local FSDO to be sure THEY will buy into the plan you have selected.
A few years ago, he University of Washington operated an ALLISON 580 in atmospheric research for the college. The aircraft was maintained under approved C-131 maintenance programs as it was ex USAF (and had been by previous operators prior to the UofW), the engines were maintained per the ALLISON manuals, the local FSDO was NOT amused and threatened to have the aircraft grounded (and maybe ground up) until some pretty serious external forces from the big domed structure on one end of Pennsylvania Ave. was placed on the FSDO by both Seanteors and more than a few Congresspersons. Be sure that your work isn't shot down by some overly officious paperclip counter wearing a blue blazer and you have to undo all your work, and then be under suspicion for the rest of your career.



Not everywhere has the FAA problems that you have up in Washington, I have had no problems using previously approved maint programs, including a program from Canada. I even had my inspector contact me for a extra copy of the TBM program I wrote, for use on another TBM in the area.
As long as you start with a approved program, there is no reason it will not be accpeted by ANY FAA FSDO.

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All I was attempting to do was to issue a cautionary note to you. Not always, but occasionally the Feds without notice or reasoning go sailing off in a different direction from their previous course. Perhaps due to an incident/accident, maybe just because they can.

I was hoping you would take the time to BE SURE what you were doing met the approval of those in your region who hold ultimate 'YEA' and'NAY' over your work and whether or not you can ultimately go flying in it.

I'm pretty sure you don't need my approval in this matter, I was just exercising a voice of caution and reason, remember at times the FAA can be like running around in a rattlesnake enclosure wearing snowshoes, but you do whatever you feel you need to do or not do-

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