Service department

Annual & 100 Hr Inspections FAR 91.409

The annual must be completed and properly endorsed by a mechanic with an inspection authorization (IA) within the preceding 12 calendar months. For example, if the aircraft's annual is endorsed on March 15, 2012, the next annual is due before April 1, 2013; otherwise the aircraft may not be flown without authorization 

The 100-hour inspection is required for aircraft:

  • That carry any person (other than a crew member) for hire; or 
  • That are provided by any person giving flight instruction for hire. 

The phrase "for hire" refers to the person, not the aircraft. An FAR Part 91 example of a person carried for hire is an aerial photography flight.

If a flight instructor provides an aircraft, or any operation that supplies both flight instruction and an aircraft, that aircraft is subject to the 100-hour inspection. An aircraft provided by the (student) pilot, who is receiving instruction, is not subject to the 100-hour inspection.

The 100-hour limit may be exceeded by 10 hours for the purposes of flying to a place where the inspection can be done. The excess time must be included in computing the next 100 hours of time in service.

Avionics Upgrades and Installations

As an aircraft owner, pursuing an avionics upgrade can prove to be one of the larger and more important decisions you may make as you may find yourself answering a variety of questions, including:

  • What am I looking to get out of my avionics?
  • How much am I willing to invest into an avionics upgrade?
  • When should I pursue an avionics upgrade?
  • What do I absolutely need to have?
  • What would be nice to have?

At the rate modern avionics continues to advance, it’s important to take into consideration that whether you’re a VFR or IFR pilot, you have the potential to access more information than ever before. This accessibility lends itself to a number of reasons for an avionics upgrade and  it may be the best decision you make when it comes to investing in your aircraft.  There’s no question that investing in quality avionics and taking the time to plan out a beautiful installation (no matter how big or small), will benefit you and your airplane for years to come. 

Aircraft Maintenance

On staff we have two full-time A&P Technicians and one who holds Inspector Authorization (IA)  with  over 30  years of experience in maintaining everything from Pipers to Cessna's 

We offer various  maintenance  options  from minor repairs to engine overhauls. 

IFR Certification

IFR Certification requires the testing of your aircraft’s static system and transponder as well as certifying the encoder and altimeter.  As your local avionics experts, Bilmar Avionics can provide you with efficient testing of these systems and components to ensure your aircraft is compliant.