AD Compliance – Dealing with FAA Airworthiness Directives


If you’re looking for a private pilot, what can you expect?


One thing you should expect, if you’re trying to find a good, reliable and skilled local pilot, is that your pilot be familiar with various kinds of regulations from the federal aviation administration or FAA.


In fact, it’s reasonable to expect your pilot to remind you at various points that the FAA does a very proactive job of regulating private flight, as well as commercial airlines. This is a highly sensitive area of the transportation industry, and it is regulated and monitored by the U.S. government accordingly. There’s a whole tradition of evolving FAA protocol around the operation of any aircraft, (although UAVs and small drones get a bit less regulation in general,) and all of it applies to trying to maintain safety in the air, for everyone’s sake. 


The AD Puzzle


AD compliance is supposed to take care of any issues with the airworthiness of an aircraft that have come up and need to be resolved through FAA protocol.


These can be issues with the engine or propeller, or anything else that may affect the safety of flight.


FAA details three different kinds of AD – one is Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. There’s also a Final Rule AD or one that contemplates a request for comment. Your local pilot can explain it in more detail – because this professional has the direct experience to know what each on of these types of ADs means. 


Dealing with AD Compliance


The AD is an important part of keeping private flight safe and legal.


We cringe when we hear a question like this – “can I overfly an AD?”


The answer is emphatically no, you cannot. These are not like other kinds of regulations for land-based travel. It’s not okay to flout safety regulations, or even to try to blur the line. So ok, you CAN overfly one – it’s physically possible – but you never should. 


Instead, you need qualified and professional support from aviation professionals who know the lay of the land and the rules of the regulatory process. That’s Kyle, who has been operating various kinds of planes for a long time and paying attention to FAA directives and other details that have a real bearing on how you get from place to place on a private flight.


When you need the right kind of private flight pilot service, iFlyPlanez has the answer. We strive to help all of our clients to get where they need to go, safely and legally. That’s our commitment to value in the sky. 


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