ABS MagazineMay 2016
In this Month's issue...
2016 Service Clinic Schedule
Feb 18-21 Windward Aviation, Lantana FL (LNA)
April 21-24 Cape Aviation, Cape Girardeau, MO (KCGI)
May 12-15 Plane Care, LLC, Hagerstown, MD (KHGR)
Aug 11-14 Beaver Air Services, Spring, TX (KDWH)
Sept 22-25 Air Associates Inc., Olathe, KS (KOJC)
The Bonanza/Debonair/ Baron/Travel Air Service Clinic Program was established in 1977. It was created to provide members of ABS an opportunity to have their airplanes inspected by the foremost experts in the aviation community. In a sense, the Service Clinics have replaced the Beech Field Service Clinics which were discontinued many years ago. The objective is to detect any service problems that may be left over after a periodic inspection in a service shop, or to validate that the inspection report the airplane received from the shop was accurate and complete. The basic concept is to offer a comprehensive, highly structured initial visual inspection of the airplane.
The Service Clinic program is, in effect, a "second opinion" service conducted by recognized Beechcraft experts. Service Clinics are scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in 1 hour, 30 minutes increments. Price for the ABS/ASF Service Clinics is $300 regardless of model. The schedule for upcoming clinics is published above, and is also available in the monthly ABS Magazine.
Turbine-conversion ABS-type airplanes may be accepted for inspection in the ABS-ASF Service Clinic program. The Service Clinic inspector will inspect unmodified parts of the airframe. The engine compartment(s) of turbine-modified airplanes will not be inspected. Owners should note that the modification and additional power of turbine conversions may create stresses and potential issues for those airframes that our inspectors are not aware of and may not detect. The ABS Service Clinic inspector has the final say whether a specific turbine-conversion airplane will be accepted for inspection.