AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 85

terms that he had no intention of approving many of the repairs Alpha felt were
necessary, but he didn't.
The debate between Sam and Alpha
raged on for months. Sam kept insisting
that most of the discrepancies didn't rise
to the level of airworthiness issues. Alpha
kept making it clear that they would not
be able to sign off the annual as airworthy
unless they were all addressed. Sam asked
for detailed estimates of what each of the
discrepancies would cost to resolve. Alpha
said it would take them some time to work
up such estimates.
Then something happened that
Sam didn't see coming: Alpha Aviation
informed him that the shop would be
shutting down permanently and would
not be able to perform any of the necessary repairs. They told Sam they would

Considerable research was required to
locate the necessary parts and determine
what they would cost.
Finally, Bravo provided a detailed
written repair estimate to Sam that had
a bottom-line total slightly north of
$20,000. Sam was not amused. He made
it clear to Bravo that he had no intention
of spending anywhere close to that much
money. Bravo's director of maintenance
added fuel to the fire by suggesting that
what Sam really needed to do is to replace
his almost-at-TBO engine with a factoryrebuilt one (for $35,000 plus installation
labor) and to overhaul his way-past-TBO
propeller (for about $6,000). Those suggestions didn't sit well with Sam.
A long negotiation ensued. Finally,
Sam reluctantly agreed to have Bravo
repair 30 of the 40 airworthiness dis-

The debate between Sam and Alpha raged on
for months. Sam kept insisting that most of
the discrepancies didn't rise to the level of
airworthiness issues. Alpha kept making it clear
that they would not be able to sign off the annual
as airworthy unless they were all addressed.
be signing off his annual inspection as
unairworthy with a list of discrepancies.
Alpha's director of maintenance recommended that Sam's airplane be towed
over to another shop on the field-I'll call
it Bravo Aircraft Services-to have the airworthiness discrepancies resolved.
Sam felt his hands were tied. By now
he was back home on the East Coast and
his airplane was 3,000 miles away. He
agreed to have the airplane moved to
Bravo, and reluctantly paid Alpha its flatrate inspection fee that was about twice
what he was accustomed to paying back
in Maryland.
REPAIR ESTIMATE

Bravo reviewed the discrepancy list from
Alpha and looked over Sam's airplane
carefully to assess the discrepancies and
evaluate what parts and how much labor
would be involved in repairing them.

crepancies on Alpha's discrepancy list,
but declined repair of the remaining 10
discrepancies that Sam felt strongly were
not really airworthiness items and should
be deferred until after he got the airplane
back home. Bravo's director of maintenance said that unless Sam authorized
Bravo to repair all 40 airworthiness discrepancies, Bravo would refuse to repair
any of them. Bravo didn't want to be in
the position of aiding or abetting Sam to
commit the violation of flying his airplane
to the East Coast in in an unairworthy
condition.
Sam was furious. He instructed Bravo
to close up the airplane and tow it to a
storage hangar at the FBO on the field.
The folks at Bravo said they would be
delighted to do that. Sam asked Bravo at
least to help him get a ferry permit to fly
the airplane to another shop 15 minutes
flying time away. Bravo said they would
aopa.org/pilot AOPA PILOT | 85

FINALLY!
A CARD
FOR PILOTS.

1%

Cash Back1
Every Purchase
A CASH BACK1 REDEMPTION IS APPLIED AS A STATEMENT CREDIT.
QUARTERLY BONUS POINT CAP OF 2,500 POINTS

Switch today to the AOPA
World Mastercard®, and stop
paying too much on your
aviation purchases.

Visit

AOPA.org/creditcard
to learn more.

*Certain points and purchases restrictions apply, see full Rewards
Terms and Conditions for full details at AOPA.org/creditcard.
1. Rewards points can be redeemed for Cash Back or other items provided through AOPA Pilot Rewards. A Cash Back redemption is applied
as a statement credit. The statement credit will reduce your balance
but you are still required to make at least your minimum payment. A
minimum of 2,500 points is needed to redeem for Cash Back. Values
for non-cash back redemption items such as merchandise, gift cards,
and travel may vary.


http://www.AOPA.org/creditcard http://www.AOPA.org/creditcard http://www.aopa.org/pilot

AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021

Contents
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - Intro
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - Cover1
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - Cover2
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - Contents
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 2
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 3
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 4
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 5
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 6
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 7
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 8
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 9
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 10
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 11
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 12
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 13
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 14
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 15
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 16
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 17
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 18
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 19
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 20
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 21
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 22
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 23
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 24
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 25
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 26
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 27
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 28
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 29
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 30
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 31
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 32
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 33
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 34
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 35
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 36
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 37
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 38
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 39
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 40
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 41
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 42
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 43
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 44
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 45
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 46
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 47
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 48
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 49
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 50
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 51
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 52
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 53
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 54
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 55
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 56
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 57
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 58
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 59
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 60
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 61
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 62
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 63
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 64
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 65
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 66
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 67
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 68
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 69
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 70
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 71
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 72
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 73
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 74
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 75
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 76
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 77
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 78
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 79
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 80
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 81
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 82
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 83
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 84
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 85
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 86
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 87
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 88
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 89
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 90
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 91
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 92
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 93
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 94
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 95
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 96
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 97
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 98
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 99
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 100
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 101
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 102
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 103
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 104
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 105
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 106
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 107
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 108
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 109
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 110
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 111
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 112
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - Cover3
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201906
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201808
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201807
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201806
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201805
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201803
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201802
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201707
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201706
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201702
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201606
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201605
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201602
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201407
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201406
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201405
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201402
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201307
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201306
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201305
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201302
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201301
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201211
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201208
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201207
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201206
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201205
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201204
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201202
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201201
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201103_test
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201011demo
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot0308
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com