Pre-Purchase and borescope inspections are done by a 20+year experienced A&P and IA FAA Certified Mechanic. Includes complete borescope inspection of engine and airframe.
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Aeronca / Bellanca / American Champ
17-30/31 Viking $1,000
23/24 Musketeer/Sierra/Sundowner $900
33/35/36 Debonair/Bonanza $1,200
50 Bonanza Twin $1,500
55/56/58 Baron $1,500
60 Duke 48 hrs $2,000
76 Duchess $1,500
95 Travel Air $2,000
120 - 152 $800
Hawk XP $1,000
180/182/ T182 $1,000
185 17 hrs $1,000
185 Amphibian $1,200
310/ T310 $1500
337/ T337 $1500
425, 441 $2,500
Cirrus and similar single engine composite aircraft
SR-20 and SR-22 $1200
AA1, AA5 $800
PA 11/PA 12/PA $800
PA 20/PA 22 $800
PA 24 180/250/260/400 $1,200
PA 28 140-180 $875
PA 28 R180-200 $1,000
PA 28 235 $1,000
PA 32-260/300 $1,400
PA 30 $1400
PA 23-160/235/250 $1,400
PA 31-300/310/325/350 $1,400
PA 46-310P/350P $1,400
PA 44 $1,400
PA 60 $2000
PA 600 Aerostar $2,000
PA 700 Superstar $2,000
Mooney M20 C/D/E/F/G/J $1,200
Legacy 390 $1,200
Legacy 550 $1,200
Lancair ES, ES-P, IV, IV-P $1,500
*We travel the entire United States on short notice. Price DOES NOT include travel expenses including airline tickets, hotels, car rental, or mileage due to off site locations or out of state pre-buys.
OVER 1000 PRE-PURCHASE, PRE-BUY EVALUATIONS PERFORMED SINCE 2001.
WE BORESCOPE THE ENTIRE AIRFRAME AND ENGINE. Your report will include a list of a discrepancies and you will be given access to a Dropbox with several hundred photos taken by borescope and camera.
A good pre-purchase evaluation will tell you exactly that you are getting into and may give you leverage in negotiating a better price. Florida aircraft are subjected to salty environment conducive to corrosion. We use a full articulating borescope to inspect airframe and engine components to be sure that you are not about to buy a LEMON! Our pre-buys are inspected by a 22+years experienced A&P and IA.
Pre-Purchase evaluations involving maintenance experts in an aircraft acquisition is time and money well spent!
One of the most exciting days in a person’s life is the day he or she purchases an aircraft. While this can be an exciting time, it also can be filled with challenges which is where our professional consulting comes in.
When buying an aircraft, it is important to have a qualified, neutral technician do a proper pre-buy of the prospective aircraft. When Mobile Aircraft Maintenance evaluates an aircraft for a client, we do just that.
Reasons to consult a qualified maintenance expert with your aircraft acquisition include:
-Purchasing an aircraft without the benefit of an experienced airframe and powerplant mechanic can lead to big expenses and unsafe conditions right away or even later on.
-An aircraft is a piece of machinery that can operate in diverse and extreme conditions. This operating environment places many different types of stress on the equipment.
-The Federal Aviation Administration regulations require that the aircraft must be maintained to an “Airworthy” condition. This airworthy assessment may be accomplished by many different mechanics with different skill levels and standards for determining airworthiness.
-In the past, we have seen individuals buying aircraft without the benefit of a quality pre-purchase evaluation and it almost always has led to a disappointing ownership experience, resulting in more downtime and more maintenance costs.
-Many potential buyers are attracted to an aircraft that has new paint and interior because “it looks good.” These “cosmetic overhauls” could be hiding a host of problems that only a trained eye could spot. Paint can hide a multitude of problems, i.e. corrosion, damage, or poor repair workmanship.
Some of the areas that you want to have a maintenance expert look at are:
Aircraft records, (logbooks, etc.) – are they complete and accurate?
Aircraft damage history – has the aircraft been involved in an accident?
Airworthiness Directive (AD) status – are all applicable AD’s complied with and signed off properly?
Maintenance status – are all inspection requirements up to date?
Engine condition and history – is the engine performing as it should?
System operations – are they functioning normally?
Modifications and proper recording of the modifications – are all FAA form 337s, STCs accounted for?
Corrosion damage – where has the aircraft lived? Is there hidden corrosion?
Always start the pre-purchase evaluation with clear and well-defined parameters so that everyone involved (the buyer, seller and inspector) are on the same page.