The FAA has issued a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A reciprocating engines that went into effect June 28, 2017. The AD, which was prompted by several reports of engine exhaust leaks, requires initial and repetitive inspections of engine exhaust system weld joints and torque checking the exhaust pipe flange mounting nuts. The FAA estimates the AD will affect 758 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. For more details, click here.
At Wednesday’s meeting about instrument approaches, Scott mentioned this document on Operations at Nontowered Airports.
Chapter dues of $20 (per calendar year) are now due for 2017. Members can pay using PayPal, with check or with cash. Dues are tax deductible since we are a 501[c]3. See Jim Hughes to pay your dues.
The City of Lincoln is requesting your help in updating hangar and tie down records. If this applies to you, please help them out with their request for information.
City letter and attachment below:
Dear Lincoln Regional Airport hangar and tie-down occupants,
In order to clean up the record keeping for the Lincoln Regional Airport, we are asking all hangar and tie-down occupants to fill out the attached form and return the form to the City no later than December 23, 2016. The form requires contact information and information related to your aircraft. We require this information to comply with tax requirements, to ensure we are abiding by FAA regulations, and for security purposes.
You may submit your form by:
Dropping off a hard copy at the airport office
Emailing it to: email@example.com
City of Lincoln
600 Sixth Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
Attn: Svetlana Donkova
If you are a master ground lease holder, please forward this form to your tenants.
We Sincerely appreciate your assistance with this matter. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
The FAA has issued a revised policy on the use of hangars, effective next year.
Vans owners, check the inboard aileron hinge brackets – see SB16-03-28 here.
The FAA last week issued two Airworthiness Directives (ADs) that affect several models in the Piper and Cessna GA fleets. The Cessna AD affects certain models in the 300/400 series and involves replacement and repetitive inspection of hardware securing the elevator trim push-pull rod. The Piper AD affects certain Piper PA-28 models and requires inspection of the right wing rib. Both ADs go into effect on April 26, 2016.
EAA 1541 members can get a discount on Calstar membership – see Ron Wright.
Would you use 91 octane E0 (ethanol free) MOGAS vs 100LL?
The MOGAS price will be $0.75 – $1.00 less than 100LL.
The distributor is Clear Gas in Merced.
Clear Gas is compliant with AC 23.1521-1B ‘stc’, ASTM D-439 / D-4814, FAR 139 sect 321
For more info, email Jim Hughes, or call him on 530-432-6608
Please note that the P.O. Box for Chapter 1541 has changed. The new address is:
EAA Chapter 1541
PO Box 1126
Lincoln, CA 95648