November 5 (Sat) 12:00pm Meet the Mechanic: Behind the 100-Hour Inspection

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us Saturday, November 5th at noon for "Meet the Mechanic: Behind the 100-Hour Inspection”.  SCFC regularly hosts Meet the Mechanic, a series of discussion groups, seminars, and events where experienced aircraft mechanics share knowledge and expertise with the general aviation community.  This month’s topic “Behind the 100-Hour Inspection” lets pilots into the world of periodic inspections, finally understanding what actions and tests are included in a typical 100-hour inspection.  Have you ever wondered what components were removed and replaced as part of an inspection?  Do you know what is the difference between a 100-Hour Inspection and an Annual Inspection?  Has it ever bothered you that it takes a maintenance crew 100 hours to complete the inspection?

Here is your chance.  Join Evan Thibodeau, SCFC Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic as he shows you what it takes to complete a 100 hour.  Evan has extensive experience with the SCFC rental fleet, which is comprised of Cessna, Warrior, and American Champion airplanes.  Evan has also been specially certificated to work on Robinson helicopters and serves double duty as part of the Flight Center’s Helicopter Team.
The event is designed to help pilots become more informed and more competent about the airplanes we operate.  Not only is it fascinating to see, it will also help you understand the system better, and ultimately help you if you ever need to manage an inflight malfunction or irregularity.
The session will be an extended Q&A period, so bring those common and uncommon questions. We may not be able to answer everything, especially if it's very make/model specific, but we can address the most important things common across all aircraft.

Evan Thibodeau, first started working as a mechanic at the feet of his grandfather in Paso Robles. He has been with the Flight Center for 2 years now, and has 1000s of hours working on aircraft's, focusing primarily on Cessna, Piper and Robinson.  Evan wants to continue this training at Lycoming Engines and his favorite color is turquoise.

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit - click here.

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San Carlos Flight Center is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our evening safety seminar programs. Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early through the FAA event notification system at FAASAFETY.GOV.

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