Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Aerotor Aircraft Maintenance at Gladstone Airport - Revisited!

Recently, we revisited Aerotor at Gladstone Airport -  in between plane spotting opportunities of course! - to see what was happening and to our surprise, he stumbled upon a bit of 'maintenance action'.  Aerotor's owner, Ron, was certainly busy, as he stated when we first visited him a couple of months ago - see blog post HERE.

Today, Ron and his young apprentice were busy carrying out a 100hr service on a 1980-build Cessna 210N from Blackwater, registered VH-JSC.  The owner of the plane (John) was also present, and can be seen keenly observing the action!

After asking some questions, we discovered that a 100hr service usually takes Ron between 2-3 days, depending what needs to be done, which obviously varies, and doesn't take into account any faults that require attention.

Another project Ron had 'on-the-go' was a complete engine and propeller change-out on a 1980-build Cessna U206G registered VH-EED.  This task will take him and his young apprentice about 3 days to complete.

The complete engine change-out requirement for 'Continental' engines used in this type of aircraft is 1700hrs.

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