NTSB Safety Alert — Advanced Preflight After Maintenance: https://go.usa.gov/cK7Py
FAA’s Advanced Preflight Pamphlet: https://go.usa.gov/xVy44
“Advanced Preflight,” FAA Safety Briefing, Mar/Apr 2012: https://go.usa.gov/cK7ma
General Aviation Joint Steering Committee
Outreach Guidance Document
This outreach guidance is provided to all FAA and aviation industry groups that are participating in outreach efforts sponsored by the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC). It is important that all outreach on a given topic is coordinated and is free of conflicts. Therefore, all outreach products should be in alignment with the outline and concepts listed below for this topic.
Outreach Month: September 2019
Topic: Preflight after Maintenance (NTSB SA-040)
The FAA and industry will conduct a public education campaign on the benefits of conducting enhanced preflight inspections of aircraft that are being returned to service after maintenance.
The GAJSC and NTSB have determined that a significant number of general aviation fatalities could be avoided if pilots were to conduct more thorough preflight inspections of aircraft that have just been returned to service.
- Discuss the consequences of inadequate preflight inspections of aircraft that are being returned to service after maintenance.
- Discuss common problems that have led to accidents.
- Encourage pilots to coordinate with mechanics before flying aircraft that have recently been maintained.
- Encourage pilots to pay particular attention to aircraft components that may have been affected by recent maintenance.