Roger Lee Posted January 3, 2012 Report Share Posted January 3, 2012 Something you should know about the BRS mandatory repack at 6 years. This is required and there is no way around it for an SLSA. It must be done and it can not be tagged "IN OP" (in operable). It was standard safety equipment for the plane on its initial airworthy cert. I talked to FD and they say it is required. I talked to the FAA and they said it was required because the aircraft MFG said so. The only way around it for an SLSA would be to get an LOA for its removal from the aircraft MFG. That isn't going to happen. That would be liability suicide. So if it's in the plane it has to be inspected and operable. Yes an ELSA can do whatever they want, but if you keep negating everything that is put in place for your safety (SB's, hose replacement, scheduled maint., chute repack, ect...) someday we may be reading about you on an NTSB report or the front page of the newspaper. I guess that's one way to get 15 minutes of fame. If the chute time elapses you are out of airworthy and since your insurance says a condition of the insurance is to be airworthy then that would terminate the insurance contract. If a mechanic signed off on a plane out of the chute cert date the inspection would be null and void because it can't be airworthy with an out of date chute and the mechanic would be up to get whacked along with the owner by the FAA. The mechanic will get it twice as bad. Don't wait until your last possible moment or at the last second during the annual. Plan ahead and get this done before the annual. It's easy to do. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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