AD Issued on CENTRAIR Pegasus, 2005-24-01 Ad, Esta
Centrair has not established a program for these gliders for inspection and life limit extension. For the first time, the FAA has issued an AD to mandate a life limit on a glider airframe.
Using pen and ink, change Section 5.1 of the Limitations Section of the CENTRAIR Gliders CENTRAIR 101--101 P--101 A--101 AP Maintenance Manual under "General Inspection, "to read, "The general inspection should be executed every 5 years until the 3,000-hour time-in-service structural life limit is met." The above change enforces the 3,000-hour structural life limit set our in page 5.01 - Life Limits of the maintenance manual.
The owner/operator holding at least a private pilot certificate as authorized by section 43.7 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.7) may modify the maintenance manual as specified in paragraph (e) of this AD. Make an entry into the aircraft records showing compliance with this portion of the AD following section 43.9 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.9).
The effective date of this AD is within the next 30 days after January 3, 2006.
For Full text of the AD see AD
C. Brickner, Govt. Liaison
November 29, 2005