Guest Jason Lukasik, president of JL2 Aviation Consultants and former FAA inspector, walks John and Greg through the recent Airworthiness Directive related to PA 28 Series planes. Jason shares his firsthand experience encountering dramatic corrosion on Piper wing spars.
It started with a report of a loose wing on a Piper PA 28 R-200. What Jason found was significant corrosion in the wing and on the airframe that could have led to catastrophic failure.
John and Greg walk through the AD and the related Safety Bulletins. They discuss the inspection procedure, remediation options and the implications for flight safety.
Aircraft owners who ignore the AD and Safety Bulletins do so at their own peril. Mechanics need to understand the issues that have been identified and conduct thorough inspections to ensure the planes they work on are airworthy.
The photo gallery includes images from Lukasik’s findings on the Piper that has since been scrapped. Included is the significant bolt wear and other issues described in the podcast.
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