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IA recommendations

Postby flyingredyeti » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:55 pm

Hello all,

It's almost time for the annual on '26C and I don't yet have my inspection authorization. Can anyone recommend an affordable IA in the Anchorage area?

Thanks.
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Re: IA recommendations

Postby gahorn » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:28 pm

<sarcasm ON> Can anyone afford to fly WITHOUT an IA ...regardless of his fee? <sarcasm OFF> LOL

The most expensive annual inspection I ever had was performed by a low-cost idiot. He nearly killed a couple of my friends who used my Baron subsequent to that annual.
I still have the broken, brass, fuel-elbow he fractured by improperly installing a generator belt-adjustment arm using the fuel elbow as a brace. While flying, at night, they suddenly smelled fuel in the cockpit as the right engine sputtered and recovered when the pilot flipped ON the boost-pump.
After landing, it was discovered the engine only continued to run because of the increased fuel-flow provided by the boost-pump.... but most of that fuel was being sprayed out of the cracked elbow directly onto the exhaust tailpipes exiting beneath the right wing.

Since YOU are obviously an A&P and probably doing the 100 hr inspection prior to an IA sign-off.... your inspection is probably not such a problem. WHERE in Alaska do you need an IA?
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Re: IA recommendations

Postby hilltop170 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:23 am

The following are all excellent shops familiar with 170s and I have personally used all of them.

Mike Petrie/MLJ Aircraft at Birchwood
Wick Air at 4-Corners Airport
Mark Kapsner at Willow
Richard Pulley
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Re: IA recommendations

Postby KG » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:44 pm

I'll add Kenai Aviation in Kenai to the list. Mine is there now. While primarily a part 135 operation, they are doing quite a bit of outside maintenance and are also very familiar with the 170.
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Re: IA recommendations

Postby flyingredyeti » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:10 am

Thanks guys!

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Re: IA recommendations

Postby KG » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:34 pm

Hi .. I thought I sent a reply to your private message to me... but I don't see it in my "sent" mailbox. Did you get it? If not, I'll reply when I get back to my computer later today...
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Re: IA recommendations

Postby flyingredyeti » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:39 am

Sorry Keith, I haven't received anything.

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Re: IA recommendations

Postby WJRem » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:06 am

Any recommendations for A&P/IA in the Raleigh Durham, NC area? Thank you!
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Re: IA recommendations

Postby KG » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:42 pm

WJRem wrote:Any recommendations for A&P/IA in the Raleigh Durham, NC area? Thank you!


Bob Woods is near Goldsboro NC. He is a well respected aircraft restorer. He did quite a bit of work on my airplane when I was in the area a few years ago. I bet Ryan Smith knows how to get in touch with him.
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Re: IA recommendations

Postby Ryan Smith » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:01 pm

KG wrote:
WJRem wrote:Any recommendations for A&P/IA in the Raleigh Durham, NC area? Thank you!


Bob Woods is near Goldsboro NC. He is a well respected aircraft restorer. He did quite a bit of work on my airplane when I was in the area a few years ago. I bet Ryan Smith knows how to get in touch with him.


Bob Woods sounds familiar. I work in Goldsboro, but live in Greensboro. My own airplane is maintained by Ron Murphy at Air Harbor in Greensboro, who is a longtime family friend.

I know several great mechanics, but few of them own a shop. Where is your airplane located?
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