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Advanced Preflight After Maintenance

The GAJSC and the NTSB have determined that a significant number of general aviation fatalities could be avoided if pilots were to conduct more thorough preflight inspections of aircraft that have just been returned to service.

As the final authority for your aircraft’s fitness for flight, it's important you know how to properly preflight your aircraft after maintenance. Enhancing your relationship with both your aircraft’s history and your mechanic are both critical components of an advanced preflight.





July/August 2019 issue of FAA Safety Briefing

The July/August 2019 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on aviation safety culture. Feature articles focus on what a sound safety culture is and explore ways you can integrate those principles into your everyday flying and airman duties. We’ll also look at the many FAA and industry tools available to help you build your own personal safety culture.

Feature Stories

Click on an image or headline below to read each mobile-friendly article online.


Airworthiness Alert-Cessna 177 and 210 Aircraft

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education

Airworthiness Alert-Cessna 177 and 210 Aircraft Notice Number: NOTC9552

On May 26, 2019, a Cessna Model T210M airplane operating in Australia suffered an in-flight separation of the right wing, resulting in a fatal accident.  Preliminary investigation of the accident indicated that the wing fractured due to fatigue cracking inboard of the wing attachment lugs.  The fatigue cracking started at a small corrosion pit on the lower surface of the lower carry-thru spar cap.