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Apr 27, 2010
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No; this posting really doesn't belong in Raptor's "Music" posting.

True the subject does come from george Thorogood's version of the Bo Doddely tune.

It really applies to AD's.

There are times when AD's are not complied with & also AD's were accomplished when they didn't apply.

The Oil Pump comes to mind on the latter.

The OWNER is responsible for AD compliance but their primary field of expertise is largely outside of

the aircraft maintenance area.

By default the A & P is left to determine the proper action.

Some AD's are extremely difficult to interpret.

Asking another mechanic further clouds the issue.

I just contacted Lycoming & they will NOT comment on AD's, only SB's.

Contacting the FSDO will again vary in interpretation.

However; the answer is in the AD itself.

Near the end it lists the OFFICE that is handling that particular AD.

Also the name & contact info of the person in charge of that AD.

Every AD has a "Docket Number" as well.

This makes it a Legal Document.

The office & person to contact is included in that document.

This is also the person that can issue or provide data ob existing AMOC's. ( Alternate Method of Compliance)

READ the entire AD before contacting the person to get up to speed.

While a phone call may be more convenient my personal preference is FAX.

Write your question regarding the AD & submit via FAX.

Some of the newer ones are lising e-dresses as well.

They usually will write the answer right over your question.

This will give you a Hard Copy for the logs.

This method can save your money . Or your life.

"Don't stop believing" - Journey

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