LAA POST-LOCKDOWN ADVICE FOR AIRCRAFT OWNERS

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LAA POST-LOCKDOWN ADVICE FOR AIRCRAFT OWNERS

Post by Steve Slater » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:50 pm

LAA POST-LOCKDOWN ADVICE FOR AIRCRAFT OWNERS

In preparation for an eventual end to the COVID lockdown, the LAA has prepared advice to aircraft owners. LAA Technical Leaflet TL 2.32, available via the LAA website and Facebook page, provides detailed information on precautions if access to the aircraft can be gained but further storage is contemplated, and advice on planning the eventual the return to service of aircraft from storage.

Among the key elements of the 11-page leaflet are:

• Engines. Inhibiting, oils and return to service after storage.
• Fuel. The risks of ‘stale’ mogas. Water or organic contamination.
• Airframes. Inspection, cleaning, wildlife infestation. Corrosion prevention and remedies.
• Propellers. Inspection and maintenance
• Documentation. Make sure you’re legal when flying can recommence.
• Initial flying tasks. Keep initial flights simple. Keep them safe.

“While all of us understand that the lockdown is necessary, we can all think about what we can do when we are once again allowed access to our aircraft” says LAA CEO Steve Slater. “The firm Government opinion, until we can make a robust and responsible case otherwise, remains that leisure flying or travel to airfields is not classed an essential activity. We’re continuing discussions with the CAA and DfT on how and when we might achieve a safe and sustained return to flying and we hope this leaflet will provide some assistance. The current few weeks lay-up is actually little more than many of these aircraft have during say, the winter period, and the storage conditions are currently much more benign. In fact there is likely to be a bigger risk from nesting wildlife than engine or airframe corrosion.”

The leaflet is available to all interested pilots via the ‘Aircraft and Technical’ section of the LAA website, or can be downloaded here:
http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co. ... d%2019.pdf
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Re: LAA POST-LOCKDOWN ADVICE FOR AIRCRAFT OWNERS

Post by Chris Martyr » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:34 pm

Steve has done a superb job in keeping the membership informed and reassured during this particularly horrible world event .
Whether it be technical matters , PtF renewal matters or licence-currency matters . His hard work is I’m sure , appreciated by all .

FWIW : Have put a similar post on to the red/yellow forum too .

Steve Slater . Well done ... :D
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Re: LAA POST-LOCKDOWN ADVICE FOR AIRCRAFT OWNERS

Post by ChampChump » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:24 pm

I agree.

Great stuff and especially on the latest :)
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Re: LAA POST-LOCKDOWN ADVICE FOR AIRCRAFT OWNERS

Post by Alan Kilbride » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:12 pm

Really appreciate the work you and the team have been doing on this Steve.
It really can't be easy. Good to see AOPA claiming credit for doing it all alone...... AGAIN.
I'm proud to be a member of this great association that does so much for a hobby we all enjoy.
And yes Chris. My turn to suck up😀
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