Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2003
AOPA tackles the ADs An ounce of prevention is worth...well, when it comes to aircraft safety, it depends on whether you're an aircraft owner flying on the margin of affordability, a manufacturer covering its assets, or the FAA issuing an airworthiness directive that could affect thousands of aircraft. You've just opened the letter notifying you that safety-related repairs and/or a schedule of inspections for your aircraft are required, and probably the first rush of feeling that gets through the shock is the "back-pocket blues." How much is this going to cost? It's a good question, and one that is part of the equation that determines AOPA's response on behalf of its more than 400,000 members, says Craig Brown, senior technical specialist for AOPA's Aviation Services department.
Safety and Education,