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How to find a Mechanic for the annual of my glider

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Hi all,

Is there a listing somewhere of mechanics that can perform annual on airplanes/gliders? I'm having trouble finding one where I leave (East TN).  Thanks


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  1. LTCTerry on Sep 19, 2014

    Call Sarah Kelly Arnold at Chilhowee, about 30 minutes east of Chattanooga – not much easter in TN than that. I’m sure she can help with names.

    Any A&P can do the annual and any A&I can sign it off. You’ll just be paying for the learning curve the first time.

    Does your glider have a Standard Airworthiness Certificate or is it Experimental? If the latter, then you “just” need an A&P to do a condition inspection rather than an annual.

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  2. Kris Kortokrax on Sep 19, 2014

    Don’t know where the idea comes from that an A&P can do the annual.

    65.95 states that the holder of an inspection authorization may perform an annual inspection.

    The idea that an individual would be signing a record stating that he had performed an inspection, when in reality someone else had performed it, sounds like falsification to me.

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  3. Bidochon on Sep 19, 2014

    Thanks LTCTerry. I did my last two annuals thanks to her contact list … I will ask her again then.

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  4. LTCTerry on Sep 19, 2014

    Gliders registered in the Experimental airworthiness category require a “condition inspection” each year completed by an A&P. They do not require an “annual inspection” signed off by an IA.

    EAA homebuilders can sign off their own Experimental aircraft w/o even being an A&P. (Yes, I realize there’s more to it than just that.)

    A glider registered in the Standard airworthiness category requires an annual inspection complete with IA.

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  5. Kris Kortokrax on Sep 19, 2014

    That’s why I questioned the wording in your first post. You stated, and I know, that an experimental aircraft gets a condition inspection, not an annual.

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  6. Juan J on Apr 05, 2015

    Condition inspections are done annually, so for all intents and purposes they are the same as an annual inspection on a certified aircraft.

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