What inspections are required for VFR operations?
inspections are required for IFR operations?
addition to the transponder inspections required by 91.413,
the altimeter, encoder and static system must be inspected and
certified every 24 months in accordance with the requirements
of F.A.R. 91.411 and F.A.R.
43, Appendix E.
can perform these inspections?
a few exceptions, only a FAA Certified Repair Station with the
appropriate ratings may perform the inspections required by
91.411 and 91.413.
are the rules for Experimental aircraft?
aircraft must also comply with 91.411 and 91.413 requirements
for transponder and altimeter inspections and certifications.
a builder with a repairman certificate for the aircraft he built
perform his own altimeter or transponder certifications?
Although the FAR's do authorize the "manufacturer"
of the aircraft to conduct the tests, the builder of an amateur-built
aircraft does not meet the FAA's definition of a manufacturer.
The FAA, in Order 8130.2, defines a manufacturer as a Production
Approval Holder (PAH). Some examples of a PAH would be the
holder of a Production Certificate (PC), a Parts Manufacturing
Authority (PMA), and Technical Standards Order Authorization
(TSOA). According to the FAA, an amateur builder does not
fit this definition and, therefore cannot perform the transponder
and pitot/static tests on his/her homebuilt.
(Info obtained from the EAA website)