Any Warrior operators out there may not be aware that there was a revision to the POH issued in March 2005 (revision number depends on which POH number it is).
Unfortunately the only way you can find out about this is when the Flight Manual Status report comes round at CofA renewal time. This is because the UK Piper dealers do not have an amendment subscription service for flight manuals and the CAA Flight Manual department don't tell anyone (unlike when an emergency AD is issued).
The CAA can't tell me what the revision is concerned with (it may be to correct a typo, it may be don't fly too close to the sun) and can't fax a copy of it to me.
We have been waiting for our revisions since mid November - apparently the guy who deals with it at Piper is running 3 months behind schedule. You can't email Piper direct as all emasils have to go through the dealer.
By the letter of the law any flight manual not to the latest revision means the aircraft flies illegally which means by my reckoning most of the Warriors in the country! Funny old world isn't it....
When I ordered the revisions for our aircraft from the UK dealer I was told it was £5 for each copy and I had to give them the aircraft s/n so you can't just photocopy the revision for each aircraft. Then subsequently I was told that they could send me a copy and didn't need a serial number (that was when I found all the PA28-161 POHs were affected - we have two types on our fleet, different MAUW)). At the moment I'm watiting to see what arrives then I can work out if I have to order more copies.
Some manufacturer websites are excellent like the Lycoming one with most of the Service Letters, Bulletins etc available on line plus a load of other handy hints. Piper just want to sell you a new airplane and after that, tough!
i am looking for a flight manual for the warrior. i have been checked on the 161 and have about 10 hours P1 on it now. but couldn't get hold of a copy of a FM. any idea where i can get one please lads, gals? cheers nelson
NAME AND SHAME.
I want to know which flying school has checked you out in an aeroplane without giving you access to the flight manual........
Flight Manuals are normally only available from the manufacturer and are issued for a particular serial number aircraft.
As Ghengis says, someone is playing the game if they let you fly the aircraft and don't grant you access to the flight manual - it must exist as it forms part of the CofA.
The best thing to do is ask the flying club if you can borrow the FM one rainy day and the aircraft is on the ground and photocopy it. Remember that aeroplanes differ so the FM must be the right one for that particular aircraft.
As I mentioned earlier, later PA28-161s have the battery on the firewall (rather than under the back seat) and a MAUW of 2440lbs (others are 2320ish lbs IIRC). The lightweight ones can be modded so you have to know what's what for a particular machine.
If you go to the webpage mentioned above, and click on the link for the tie down kit, it comes up with a note:
Note: The seller of this item is away until 01 February 2007. You may purchase the item, but there may be a delay in processing your order
That's quite some holiday. I would be a bit miffed if I had bought something on ebay, and had to wait 13 months for the orde to be processed. Wow, these helicopter pilots really do have too much money.
Wow, these helicopter pilots really do have too much money.
I wish!!!! Sorry about that; I must have been even more confused than usual. Date is now changed to 1st Feb 2006. And I'm not going on holiday, just moving house. And everything's in boxes, and I can't cope with orders as I don't know where anything is. But hopefully my shop will be back to normal before the beginning of Feb; I'm just playing safe....especially after one Ebayer complained violently at not receiving her order when I really was on holiday - and it said so on the listing! But anyway, I don't have a PA28 POH; sorry - though I'll keep my eyes open for one.