Podcast Episode 007
January 1, 2016
Do you own a Piper Cherokee, or some other Piper model? Are you considering buying one? If your answer is yes, then you might want to listen to this episode!
One item that tends to be overlooked on Piper airplanes, is Service Bulletin 1006. It is an inspection to be done each 7 years and requires removing the fuel tanks from the wings to perform it.
Removing the fuel tanks makes it possible to inspect critical areas on the wing spars for corrosion, something you want to find out about before you buy an airplane, not after. (The corrosion in this picture is what led to changing the left wing on a Piper PA 28-140.)
Even though compliance with service bulletins may not be absolutely required like AD’s, this one is certainly worth doing.
Listen to today’s episode, and hear how this very service bulletin has had a direct impact on three specific airplanes.
Please… leave me a comment. What question would you like answered on a future episode of this podcast? It can be any question related to piston-powered airplane maintenance.