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  1. Tom-D

    Tom-D Ejection Handle Pulled

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    Yes, here we go again,, What would you do if your A&P-IA quit in the middle of an annual being done in your Hangar.

    The IA simply won't complete the inspection.

    any of a multitude of reasons it ain't going to happen..

    whats your recource ?
     
  2. GlennAB1

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    Should have gotten a written contract, signed.
     
  3. Bell206

    Bell206 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Tom:
    Too many variables for a specific answer.

    Regulatory-wise, the owner will need to get another IA and start over. The only reference I know of would the annual requirement in 91.

    Business-wise, even if the owner has damages like loss of income or something similar, it's doubtful any attorney would take the case for damages less than $50K and that figure is a stretch.

    On a side note, I can honestly say I've missed these types of questions over the past 3 years...
     
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    Yes, lots of variables.

    If the aircraft is in pieces and they just walk out then the fact that they're an IA is irrelevant. You're going to have to find a mechanic to put the aircraft back together again, preferably another IA so the condition inspection can be signed off. That is going to run a substantial amount more than a regular annual and may even "total" the airplane. The original guy is responsible for that difference.

    I think they are in dangerous legal waters, not to mention very dangerous reputation waters.
     
  5. Tom-D

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    2 of our local A&P-IAs died last year. their projects are rotting in the owners hangar because no mechanics will pick up the pieces.

    some times this happens at no ones fault.
     
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    This has actually happened to me. I hired another IA to perform the annual inspection. No other choice if I wanted to fly it again.
     
  7. James331

    James331 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Hire another IA?

    But you could also just hire a AP if it's a bigger project and just bring the IA in for the inspection and ink part.
     
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    Zeldman Final Approach

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    Different situation. I am sure the two A&P-IAs did not plan on dying and leaving unfinished work. I am pretty sure they cannot be held responsible....
     
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    Unclear.

    What do you mean by "project"?

    Only recourse is find another guy... Why would one not "pick up the pieces"?
     
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    paflyer Final Approach

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    Exactly, unless they're employed by a shop run by someone else, and even then there's only an implied contract. Call Judge Judy.
     
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    I think you are in the minority.
     
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    A) see if you can't hire another IA to perform the inspection. Might be more expensive, but beats the alternative. If (A) doesn't work...

    B) put together what you can/are allowed. Hire a mechanic to put the rest back together. Fly the airplane to where it can get an annual inspection. If neither (A) nor (B) work...

    C) see if you can't get a mechanic to issue a ferry permit for your now put back together airplane. Fly the airplane to where it can get an annual inspection.

    To be honest, doesn't seem that hard to me. When I couldn't get a mechanic to work on my airplane I hired one from another airport.
     
  13. Zeldman

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    D) Put the planes up for sale at too high of a price, then take them out for a flight and land gear up.......:rolleyes2::lol::lol:
     
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    Paulie Pre-takeoff checklist

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    The only problem I can see is if the hangar is in probate and access is the problem.