Inoperative Equipment: The Full Story

What happens when you find a piece of equipment that is inoperative, what are the steps to handle it legally?  In this course we'll explore something that many pilot need to know, but have likely not been taught the full truth!

In this course you will learn:

The Regulations

The Scenario

Inoperative Instruments or Equipment (non-MEL)

14 CFR 91.213(d)(2) - The Plan

What the Regs Mean

Equipment List in the POH - 91.213(d)(2)(ii)

Rules and Conditions of Flight - 91.213(d)(2)(iii)

Airworthiness Directives - 91.213(d)(2)(iv)

Something Unexpected - 91.213(d)(2)(i)

Using a TCDS

Quick Review Activity: Match the appropriate step in the inoperative equipment process with the correct resource

–°ombine elements from the left column with the elements on the right
Check the VFR day type certifications under which the airplane was certified
 
FAA Aircraft website for ADs
See if the component is required on the aircraft equipment list
 
FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) website
Is it required under 91.205(d)?
 
Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH)
Check for applicable airworthiness directives
 
Mnemonics like ATOMATO FLAMES, FLAPS, and GRABCARD

Final Airworthiness Evaluation

Practice Scenario

Practice Scenario Introduction

Practice Step 1: TCDS

Was the avionics fan required by the 182's TCDS?

Practice Step 2: POH

Was the avionics far required by the 182's Equipment List?

Practice Step 3: AD

Was the avionics fan required by an AD for the 182T?

Practice Step 4: Type of Operation

Was the avionics fan required as part of the Type of Operation under 91.205?

Assessment Scenario

Scenario Set Up

Self Graded Scenario Answer

Did you successfully determine whether the stall warning horn was required for flight?

Based on your experience in this practice scenario, explain what you learned.

Review and Conclusion

Wrapping it up