At long last the FAA has finally released a draft of AC 23-27 "Parts & Materials for Vintage Airplanes" for review. This AC was originally drafted early in 2004 (as I recall) by the FAA Ad Hoc Comittee on Aging Aircraft of which the AAA is a member.

Use the following link to view the AC. Please look it over and submit any comments (good or bad) to Mark James at the FAA (his email address is on the document). Please copy me on those comments as well here at

Thanks go out to Mike Lossner and John Reed for notifying us that this draft AC is now available for review.

Brent Taylor