jackwhickman Posted March 19, 2017 Report Share Posted March 19, 2017 I know, I know! This has been discussed many times, but I seek an update. I have a 2006 CTSW with a perfectly good 912ULS with 650 hours and manufacture-date March 2006. However the engine is an early serial number with an 1800hr/12year TBO. Thus the TBO question is no longer an academic question for me, in a year I face TBO! As I see it I have three choices: 1. Continue flying after TBO “on condition” 2. Convert to ”experimental” before TBO 3. Sell the 912 and replace with new. I have three questions: 1. Has the FAA ever clarified their position (as Roger has often asked them to do) as to whether the Rotax so-called “mandatory” TBO deadlines are considered “mandatory” by the FAA, or are they okay with going “on condition”. 2. If I pass TBO and go “on condition”, will this affect my ability to convert from S-LSA to Experimental at some time in the future? Said another way, will passing TBO affect the safety of the aircraft or “air worthiness” as seen by the FAA in such a way preventing a transition to Experimental? 3. Roger – What do you teach in your CPS class about the TBO requirement? Thanks for any help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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