Podcast Episode 003 – How to Choose an Inspector or Shop

(10 Key Questions to Make the Choice Clear)

Read all the way to the bottom for a bonus question that is not in the podcast!


I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Two more people I’m thankful for:

My wife, Maria.  (She worked as a home-health nurse to put me through aviation school while we lived in Northeast Tennessee.)  Thank you Maria!

Kyle London.  He is the owner of Classic Aviation, LLC in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where I work.  Thanks Kyle, for making it a great place to work!

For these two, and for all the people I mentioned in last week’s podcast, I am grateful to God!

Now for this week’s topic:

Choosing the inspector or shop who will inspect your airplane, is one of the most important maintenance decisions you can make for the safety and efficiency of your aviation experience.


This podcast is for information and inspirational purposes only, and the things that you may learn here must be confirmed with your local airplane maintenance professional, and/or FAA regulations and procedures.

Always keep in mind, that in the regs:

§91.403   General.

The owner or operator of an aircraft is primarily responsible for maintaining that aircraft in an airworthy condition.

Listen to the podcast for 10 questions you can ask an inspector or shop.

The Continental Service Bulletin mentioned in the audio:


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Please leave me a comment below… Tell me about a question you have used to select an inspector or shop for your annual inspection.

And now for the bonus question that is not in the podcast:

Can you give me contact information for a couple of your satisfied customers?  Testimonials from other airplane owners can be incredibly valuable in making a decision.

Have a great week!