Seat stop mechanism discussion again

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Toby, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. Toby

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    This was discussed on the AOPA board a while back. I looked through the old messages to find the link to the AD on C-172s referring to seats not locking into their tracks, and it's not there. Can anyone tell me where to find it?

    Also, I found two links to sites that sell safety stops:
    http://www.aerostop.net
    http://www.aircraftsupply.com/categories.asp?cID=147&c=61759

    Were there any others?

    Yesterday when I was flying with my friends, it happened twice, but we were okay. The first time it happened I was sitting in the back behind the passenger, and his seat rolled back on takeoff. I told him not to grab anything, that the seat had stopped (yeah, on my knees, all 200 pounds of him).

    The second time it happened, I was right seat and we were up a couple hundred feet over the water. My pilot friend suddenly said, "Take the airplane," and he let go. I took it and leveled us out. His seat had gone back a notch. Was I ever glad I was sitting in front!

    I want to send him any information I can about this. He has a '67 (I think) C-172. Thx.
     
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    One item on my start-up checklist is to do the Cessna shuffle & ensure the seats are locked in place. See what the Cessna Pilots Assn has to say.
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    Thanks, all, appreciate it.
     
  6. Mark S

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    It sounds like he needs to get his seat tracks and pins checked. There is a 100 hour AD on them. Very important this not be ignored.

    It is not fun to replace the seat tracks, but it's better than having the seat slide back while on takeoff and cause a stall.

    Mark