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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:45 am    Post subject: Annual Inspections. Reply with quote

Pardon my ignorance (yet again!); but when browsing helicopter websites and especially their maintenance sections, I keep reading about a type of inspection that I don't understand, and have yet to find reference to.

It is called a 'Star Annual': I understand the need for an annual inspection per se, but what is a 'Star' annual and why is it often so much more expensive? Confused

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Travolta does it. Smile

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(He's a qualified airline pilot now you know)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the program about his round-the-world 707 trip, nice.... Laughing Cool

Foxy, I am missing something obvious here, aren't I?

Cough-up then, what is it? Sad

It's a b*gg*r when you don't get what others do... Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the CAA publication CAP412:

CAA CAP412 wrote:
Certificate of Airworthiness Renewal - Star Inspection

A Star Inspection and associated work must be completed before making a recommendation for the renewal of the Certificate of Airworthiness under the supervision of an organisation appropriately approved by the CAA in accordance with BCAR Section A, Chapter A8-15.


If you download the CAP412 it goes into more detail, but I'm sure someone on here could give you a better explanation in plain English, as I'm not 100% sure what's involved either.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is basically a normal annual inspection. The only difference is you get stiffed by The CAA for about
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

Oh how true...

Read it all here:

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP412.PDF
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Hughes 500 and Thomas Coupling, and Wg,

Thanks for enlightening me, though I'm not sure that I fully understand the real reason for it... Confused

Owning and operating a helicopter seems to be a much more complicated and serious undertaking than merely the costs involved.

Well I'm learning all the time, and studying, and trying to do normal work as well. All you ppl's have my sincere respect; there should be a badge of honour as well as a licence! (Perhaps a tattoo, as in the 'special forces'?)

No doubt you IR people will larf, but this week I am mostly studying 'Meteorology for Pilots' by Bradbury. I'm not kidding, I have enough trouble with adverbs and gerunds, never mind 'Vector Victors' and swirl patterns..... Shocked My brain hurts.... Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Copterfan,

If you have any questions about your studying, please do feel free to post them in the ground school forum, and I'm sure someone will help you out. It beats scratching your head for several hours and driving yourself crazy with frustration. With certain "difficult to understand" concepts, people who understand the subject can explain things much better than the book, and then the penny drops... and there's no such thing as a stupid question!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WhirlyGirl wrote:
Copterfan,

.. and there's no such thing as a stupid question!

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I wonder where you got that saying from WG Wink

Or...

"It's better to ask a question down here, than on your own up there" Very Happy
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