Irish Gliding & Soaring Association
How do I organise an annual inspection of my glider?
You, the OWNER, will need to:
- Contact the IGSA Sub-Part F Manager (Joe Walsh) who will arrange for an inspector to inspect your glider,
- Liaise with the inspector re the required maintenance and inspection,
- Have all flights to date written into the log-book,
- Check for any new ADs which may have been issued since the last inspection,
- Confirm that your flight / maintenance manual is up to date,
- Check that any instruments which require calibration (for most gliders, these are the ASI & the altimeter) are within their specified periodic calibration window,
- Provide the inspector with a copy of the insurance certificate,
- File all of the above documents (including any Form 1s, Certificates of Conformity, instrument calibrations, etc.) in the glider maintenance file.
The INSPECTOR will :
- Inspect the aircraft,
- Complete Form 200 Glider Annual Maintenance Workpack, which will include details of all work done,
- Complete Form 208 (if the glider has been re-weighed as part of the annual),Check that the flight/maintenance manual is the current version,
- Insert the appropriate entries into the log-book to record the work which has taken place (i.e. the maintenance (including any ADs) & the inspection,
- Retain a copy of the workpack for his own file & store a copy in the IGSA file,
How do I organise an ARC review for my glider?
Contact the IGSA Sub-Part G Manager, Kieran Commins, who will arrange for an Airworthiness Review for your glider,
- The Airworthiness Review Officer will liaise with you re a suitable time for the review,
- The ARO will review all the documentation presented, with a number of elements examined in detail,
- A physical survey of the glider will also take place,
- If all is well, the ARO will then issue the ARC.
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