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Annual and 100-hour inspections play a pivotal role in ensuring the airworthiness and safety of aircraft. These inspections are mandated by the FAA, the 100hr inspection specifically applicable to aircraft engaged in commercial operations or utilized for hire. These thorough examinations serve to detect and prevent any potential safety of flight issues, ensuring that the aircraft meets or exceeds regulatory standards. The inspections encompass a comprehensive evaluation of the aircraft's airframe, engine, avionics, and other critical components. Identifying and addressing wear, fatigue, or malfunctions during these inspections is crucial for preventing unforeseen mechanical failures in flight. Additionally, these routine examinations contribute to the extension of an aircraft's operational life, maintaining its reliability and safety.

Annual & 100hr Inspections

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Annual & 100hr Inspections
Condition Inspections

All Amateur Built aircraft require a Condition Inspection in accordance with the scope and detail of Appendix D to FAR Part 43. Condition Inspections for experimental aircraft are paramount in ensuring the ongoing safety, reliability, and compliance of these unique and often customized flying machines. Unlike certified aircraft, experimental aircraft are subject to different regulatory requirements, giving responsibility to the builder or a licensed A&P to conduct thorough annual Condition Inspections. These inspections involve a meticulous examination of the aircraft's airframe and engine, along with other components in the aircraft. Identifying and addressing any wear, damage, or potential issues during these inspections is crucial for preventing accidents and maintaining optimal performance.

Condition Inspections

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Repairs & Parts Replacement
Avionics Upgrades

General aviation aircraft often operate in diverse and demanding conditions, leading to wear and tear on various components over time. Regular inspections and proactive replacement of worn or damaged parts are crucial to ensuring the airworthiness of the aircraft. Whether it's the engine, avionics, landing gear, or any other critical part, the integrity of these elements is essential for the overall performance of the aircraft. Moreover, timely repairs and replacements contribute to the prevention of potential failures that could compromise the safety of flight. Adhering to manufacturer recommendations, regulatory guidelines, and routine maintenance schedules for parts repair and replacement is a fundamental aspect of responsible aircraft ownership and operation.

Parts Repair and Replacement

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Investing in updated avionics is not just about staying compliant with evolving regulations; it's a strategic decision that enhances the aircraft's capabilities, safety margin, and the overall flying experience for both pilots and passengers in the realm of general aviation. Avionics, encompassing navigation systems, communication tools, and instrumentation, has evolved significantly in recent years, providing pilots with advanced features that streamline operations and improve situational awareness. Updated avionics contribute to a more precise and reliable flight experience, enabling pilots to navigate through complex airspace, adverse weather conditions, and diverse terrain with greater confidence. Additionally, modern avionics systems often integrate with navigation aids, weather information, and traffic alerts, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the flight environment. The importance of updated avionics cannot be overstated, as it serves as the technological lifeline that enhances safety, efficiency, and overall performance.


Cleaning /Detailing

Interiors in general aviation aircraft influence the overall flying experience for both pilots and passengers. Beyond aesthetic considerations, well-designed and thoughtfully crafted interiors contribute to comfort, functionality, and safety. Comfortable seating, user-friendly controls, and efficient use of cabin space enhance the overall journey, making extended flights more enjoyable. Ergonomically designed interiors promote ease of use, reducing pilot workload and contributing to a safer flying environment. The quality of materials and attention to detail in the interior design can play a vital role in the resale value of the aircraft.



Propeller balancing is a critical aspect of aircraft maintenance that significantly contributes to the safety, efficiency, and overall performance of an aircraft. An imbalanced propeller can lead to vibrations that not only affect the comfort of passengers and crew but also jeopardize the structural integrity of the aircraft over time. These vibrations can lead to accelerated wear and tear on engine components, potentially causing damage and compromising the aircraft's reliability. Moreover, balanced propellers enhance fuel efficiency, reducing operational costs and minimizing the environmental impact of aviation. Regular propeller balancing is therefore essential for ensuring a smooth and stable flight, safeguarding both the aircraft and the well-being of those on board. It is a fundamental practice in aviation maintenance that reflects a commitment to safety, precision, and the longevity of the aircraft's mechanical systems.

Propeller Balancing
Propeller Balancing
Pre Buys

Regular and thorough cleaning of aircraft is of paramount importance in maintaining not only aesthetic appeal but, more crucially, the operational integrity of the aircraft. External contaminants such as dirt, dust, bird droppings, and pollutants can adversely affect the aerodynamics and performance of the aircraft. Accumulated grime on the surfaces can disrupt laminar airflow, leading to increased drag and reduced fuel efficiency. Additionally, cleaning the aircraft's exterior helps to prevent corrosion, preserving the integrity of the structure and extending the lifespan of the components. Internal cleanliness is equally vital, as a well-maintained cabin and cockpit contribute to a safe and comfortable environment for passengers and crew.


Pre-buy inspections on aircraft are a crucial step in the aircraft acquisition process, playing a pivotal role in ensuring that buyers make informed and sound decisions. These inspections involve a comprehensive evaluation of the aircraft's airframe, engine, avionics, and overall condition. By thoroughly assessing the aircraft's history, maintenance records, and current state, potential buyers can uncover any hidden issues, discrepancies, or maintenance concerns. Identifying these factors before finalizing a purchase helps mitigate risks, ensures compliance with regulatory standards, and provides a transparent understanding of the aircraft's overall health and airworthiness.

Pre Buy Inspections
AOG (Aircraft on Ground)

Aircraft on Ground (AOG) services are essential in the aviation industry, providing critical support when an aircraft is unexpectedly grounded due to mechanical issues. AOG situations demand rapid and specialized assistance to minimize downtime and swiftly restore the aircraft to operational status. Our AOG services encompass a range of on-site support, including the delivery of urgently needed spare parts, specialized technical expertise, and immediate maintenance or repairs.

AOG Services

Embark on a personalized journey of aircraft maintenance excellence with our Introduction to Essential Maintenance Course, featuring four hours of individualized instruction led by the industry’s leading expert, Vic Syracuse. Tailored specifically for owners of Van's aircraft, this course delves into crucial topics such as oil changes, spark plugs, ignition timing, brakes, idle mixture adjustments, and meticulous paperwork and record-keeping. Benefit from Vic's wealth of knowledge and experience as he imparts invaluable insights and hands-on guidance to ensure you master the essentials of caring for your specific aircraft.

Classes with Vic
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