Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

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Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the AD Toolbox Online by Zook Aviation. Zook Aviation, Inc. (hereinafter “ZA”) provide its services to you (hereinafter “the Consumer”) subject to the following conditions. If the Consumer visits or shops within this website, airworthinessdirectives.com, (hereinafter “Website”), the Consumer hereby accepts and agrees to the following terms and conditions.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

By the Consumer visiting the Website, filling out forms on the Website or sending an e-mail to ZA, the Consumer is communicating with ZA electronically, and thereby consenting to receive electronic communications from ZA electronically. The Consumer further agrees that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that ZA provides to the Consumer electronically satisfies any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

COPYRIGHT

All content included on the Website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, portable document files, and software, is the property of ZA or its content suppliers and protected by international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on the Website is the exclusive property of ZA, and is protected by international copyright laws.

TRADEMARKS

ZA’s trademarks and trade dress shall not be used in connection with any product or service that is not ZA’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits ZA. All other trademarks not owned by ZA that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by ZA.

LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS

ZA grants the Consumer a limited license to access and make personal use of the Website, and content contained therein, and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of ZA. This excludes portable document files created by any print function provided by the Website (hereinafter “Print Function PDF”), which by these terms and conditions, ZA hereby grants the Consumer permission to download and modify. The Consumer accepts and agrees that downloading and use of any and all Print Function PDF follows the license restrictions set forth in the following paragraph:

This license does not include any resale of the Website or its contents: any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices: any derivative use of the Website or its contents: any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant: or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. The Website or any portion of the Website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of ZA. The Consumer may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of ZA and our associates without express written consent. The Consumer may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing ZA’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of ZA. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by ZA. The Consumer is granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of ZA so long as the link does not portray ZA, its associates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. The Consumer shall not use any ZA logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission by ZA

Further, the Consumer understands that sharing of the consumer’s account with another individual, or entity is strictly prohibited and the Consumer’s license and site access shall be immediately revoked and a refund of the Consumer’s subscription fee (all or prorated portion thereof) shall not be provided. For the purposes of this paragraph “sharing” is defined as any access not specified in the Membership Account section below.

REFUND/RETURN POLICY

Except where otherwise prohibited by this agreement, refunds are granted on a case-by-case basis and limited to a prorated portion of the Consumer’s unused subscription term less a $35 cancellation fee.

CONSUMER INFORMATION

The Consumer hereby affirms that any and all information provided by the Consumer for the purpose of registration, membership, subscription or purchase is accurate and correct. If the Consumer provides false or misleading information, the Consumer indemnifies ZA against any damage or loss as a result of the false or misleading information provided by the Consumer. ZA further reserves the right to refuse service, or terminate accounts in the event that the Consumer has provided false or misleading information, in which case, the Consumer is not entitled to any refund amounts as specified in the Refund/Return Policy for a subscription terminated prior to the end of its term.

MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

If the Consumer uses the Website, the Consumer is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her account and password and for restricting access to the Consumer’s computer, and the Consumer agrees to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under his/her account or password. The Consumer agrees to never provide his/her password to another individual or entity for the purpose of allowing that individual or entity to use the content included on the Website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, portable document files, and software, for that individual or entities personal use. The Membership Account may only be used by the purchaser of the subscription, unless a multi-user license is purchased. If a multi-user license is purchased, the Website and Membership Account may only be used by members or employees of the legal entity for which the license was purchased. “Legal entity” is defined as a company, a corporation, partnership, or any formal organization that is registered as a business entity with its governing body. This shall be limited to one location/single site. If the Consumer is under the age of 18, the Consumer shall only use the Website with involvement of a parent or guardian. ZA reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.

MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT SHARING IS PROHIBITED

If the Consumer uses the Website, the Consumer is fully responsible for the protection of the individual account. This includes and is not limited to the practice known as ‚ÄúSHARING‚ÄĚ. This practice is specifically not allowed with ZA or the Website. Any SHARING beyond those limitations is strictly forbidden and may result in the cancellation of your subscription. ZA reserves all rights to the ability to monitor IP Addresses and locations for this purpose to control SHARING ACTIVITY. By using the Website, you agree to these terms and will be completely responsible for any person you authorize or who gain authorization to your account.

REVIEWS, COMMENTS, EMAILS, AND OTHER CONTENT

The Consumer shall not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of other content. The Consumer grants ZA and sub-licensees the right to use the name that the Consumer submits in connection with such content, if ZA chooses. The Consumer represents and warrants that the Consumer owns or otherwise controls all of the rights to the content that the Consumer posts, that the content is accurate, that use of the content the Consumer supplies does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity, and that the Consumer indemnifies ZA for all claims resulting from the content the Consumer supplies. ZA has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. ZA takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by the Consumer or any third party.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

ZA prides itself on providing the most accurate and up to date information as possible; however, ZA does not warrant that information contained within the Website, product descriptions or other content of the Website is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered by ZA itself is not as described, the Consumer’s sole remedy is to cancel the subscription and request a refund.

Further, the Consumer understands that the content of the Website is an unofficial compilation of information concerning aviation maintenance and airworthiness and is intended for INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. ZA makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, that the compilation of information provided by the Website is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. Further, pursuant to 14 CFR 39.3, 43.11, and 43.13, the Consumer agrees that it is the sole responsibility of the Consumer, or persons retained or hired by the Consumer to perform maintenance and/or inspections, to comply with any and all applicable airworthiness directives issued by the Federal Aviation Administration and the determination of applicability of said airworthiness directives to aircraft being maintained or inspected by the Consumer and/or the Consumer’s associates.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY ZA ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. ZA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE. THE CONSUMER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT HIS/HER USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT THE CONSUMER’S SOLE RISK. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, ZA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ZA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM ZA ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ZA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO THE CONSUMER, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO THE CONSUMER, AND THE CONSUMER MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

APPLICABLE LAW

By visiting the Website, the Consumer agrees that the laws of the state of Pennsylvania, United States without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between the Consumer and ZA or its associates.

DISPUTES

Any dispute relating in any way to the Consumer’s visit to the Website or to products purchased through the Website shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in the state of Pennsylvania, United States, except that, to the extent the Consumer has in any manner violated or threatened to violate ZA intellectual property rights, ZA may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of Pennsylvania, United States, and the Consumer consents to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

SITE POLICIES, MODIFICATION, AND SEVERABILITY

Please review any other policies posted on the Website. These policies also govern the Consumer’s visit to the Website. ZA reserves the right to make changes to the Website, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

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Questions regarding our Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, or other policy related material can be directed to ZA support staff by clicking on the “Contact Us” link in the side menu. Or you can email us at: support@airworthinessdirectives.com

Version 2022.01 Dated: 07/18/22

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Looking for an airplane – Things to consider

Looking for an airplane — Things to consider

I bought my first Maule in 1993. It was an 1970 M-4 220 with original Razorback cover and mid time engine. I decided I would recover it with the Poly Fiber process and have it ready to go the next spring. Two and a half years later I finally got it in the air! First bit of advice.¬† Don’t buy a project because you think you will save money or with the idea of making money when you sell it. Do a project if you enjoy working on airplanes. If you want to fly. Pay a bit more, find a good sound airframe and engine, put gas in it and go flying.

So far I’ve owned the M-4 220, an M-5 235 that I modified to an M-6, and an MX7 160. All started out as projects.¬† All took longer than I thought they would to complete. In the process I’ve gained some experience about used Maules and what to look for when buying. I’ve seen a lot of people buy a cheep airplane only to find out in a couple of years they can’t afford to ¬†maintain it in good airworthy condition. So they lose interest and sell the airplane. Second bit of advice.¬†It takes money to own and maintain an airplane. Be prepared for unexpected expenses and know they are part of owning an airplane.

This seems to happen most often with engine related issues. Most of the problems can be traced back to the engine sitting around for years at a time with low usage. I’d rather buy an engine that had 1500 hours on it in the last 5 years than one that is 20 years old and only has 500 hrs. total time. When I bought the MX7-160 it had 300 hrs since overhaul, 50 hrs since tear down and inspection for prop strike, but had set 2 years without flying. We did an annual inspection. It had great compression, low oil consumption and ran great for 80 hours. Then I started noticing higher oil use. To make a long story short I ended up tearing the engine down, replacing the cam and
lifters, polishing the crank and honing the cylinders. The lifter faces were starting to deteriorate and little flakes of metal were floating around in the oil grinding away on all the other engine surfaces. I had changed the oil and cut the filter open three times and never found a thing to worry about. I’m sure if I had run it another 50 hours I would have needed a major over haul. Low engine usage equals rust equals problems.¬†If you are looking at an airplane with low time usage, take the cowling off and take a good look. What’s the condition of the cylinder base nuts and the overall appearance of the case? What does the hardware on the fire wall look like? All this has been sitting in the same environment as the internal engine parts. How can they be much different?

Most aircraft are advertised as “sold with fresh annual” or ” recent annual”. I would rather negotiate a deal where I hired a mechanic to do an annual inspection and the owner paid for the items that needed to be repaired or replaced. The sign off doesn’t mean the airplane will fly for a year with no problems.¬† Only that at a certain designated time someone¬† certified it was in airworthy condition. I once picked up an airplane with a fresh annual, hopped in and flew it a couple of hours before stopping for a rest room break. Coming back to the airplane I found oil dripping out of the cowling and a 24″ puddle of oil on the ground. After close inspection I came to the conclusion nothing major was wrong but that every gasket and seal that could leak was leaking! After two years the new owner has most of the leaks contained.

Deferred maintenance is perhaps the biggest “gotcha” of new airplane ownership. Not every previous owner or mechanic is a fraud. The mechanic is perhaps just trying to help his friend and client sell the airplane he has only flown 10 hours in the last two years. Why take the mags off for the 500 hour inspection since the engine runs and starts fine? No use to put the owner through that expense since he is selling the plane and if he keeps it he will only fly a few hours anyway. Last December I helped a client move a freshly annualed airplane from Seattle to Cut Bank. We were to head back east with it but weather got in the way and we decided to leave it in Cut Bank and continue on in the spring. Since it was here for the winter the client decided to have the local maintenance facility fix a few things so it would be ready next spring. On inspecting the spark plugs it was found that¬†every¬†plug failed the “go/ no go” test gauge. This was 8 hours of flight time since it had been signed off. Yes the engine started and ran OK but how long until plugs start to fail? Champion makes the test gauge for a reason.

On the other side of things remember you are purchasing a used 20, 30. or 40 year old airplane. Not everything is going to be perfect and the seller shouldn’t have to fix every little thing. You’ll have to live with some imperfections. Come to a price that will leave you some room to take care of different maintenance items you find out about but can work on later. (Look at the “second bit of advice” above.)¬† The other option for some is to pony up and buy a new airplane.

More Things to consider         12/10/221
Over the last 30 years I have been a student of all things Maule. I have purchased¬†a couple of aircraft and have helped clients with flight training and the purchase¬†of aircraft. There is no guarantee when purchasing a used airplane. If at all possible physically¬†set eyes on the airplane and take a ride in it. That might be enough to make the decision to keep looking for another airplane. For the most part I would say that no matter how much research and inspecting¬†you do there will always be mechanical problems with your “new” acquisition. Some will be easy to correct others can become a financial hardship. Over time I have come to find certain phrases in ads that flag possible future problems. Here they are in no certain order.

Sold with fresh annual.¬†¬†Always have a pre-purchase inspection done with a mechanic of your choice. If you can be there that is a plus. Set out what items you want looked at. If you want to pay for a full blown annual inspection that’s fine. There are items of an annual inspection set out in Ch.43 apx.D. Get a flat rate price for the inspection. Inspection means looking at the aircraft, not repairing what you find. Discrepancies¬†can be paid for by the owner or discounted¬†off the purchase price. Have this in a written agreement ahead of time.

All compressions in the 70s¬† ¬†Compression readings will tell you the rings and valves are seated and working correctly. If there is a problem only that cylinder need be repaired. That will cost some money and time but it is not out of the ordinary. It is not a good indicator of overall engine health. The real and expensive problem is internal corrosion. A borescope of the cylinders might give some indication of problems, but on the Lycoming’s there is no way to get a good look at the cam and lifters. The problem might not show up for another 70 or 80 hours. That is the expensive problem to remedy. You have to take the engine out and tear it down. If the owner has a long track record of oil analysis records that is a plus. One or two samples is not adequate.

Flown regularly  For some people that might mean once every six months! Not every flight hour is created equal. Once a week around the patch and back in the hangar is not good.  A once every six weeks, four hour cross country may be better. The best scenario is to have the engine oil temperature of 180F and held there for an hour or so to get best life out of the engine.

Author –¬† Rick Geiger

‚ÄčI bought my first Maule in 1993. Over the years the aircraft has proven to be rugged and reliable. I have learned a few things along the way that might help you avoid some of my mistakes and expenses of owning and operating an aircraft.

Source:  https://www.montanabyair.com/looking-for-an-airplane