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The "Best Practices" Guide

Now Available
The Best Practices Guide for Maintaining Aging General Aviation Airplanes.

Committee Meeting of December 2003

The Aging Aircraft Ad Hoc Committee met on December 2-3, 2003. The AAA attended and produced this trip report and press release.

Industry, Interests and Government

A result of cooperation between the FAA, Organizations, Industry, Type Clubs and Owners Groups, the Best Practices Guide for Maintaining Aging General Aviation Airplanes was developed in 2003 to address the concerns of aging General Aviation Aircraft.

Endorsed by the AAA, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, and FAA, the "Best Practices" Guide is now available.

We are proud to have been involved in this industry document, intended to help all of us who own these aircraft to "Keep 'em flying".


The entire guide including the checklist, in 8.5 x 11 Adobe (pdf) format, is available at: aceagingbestpractices.pdf

The Checklist only, in 8.5 x 11 modifiable MSWord format, is available at: aceagingchecklist.doc

The entire guide, including the checklist, in booklet form in 5.5 x 8.5 Adobe (pdf) format is available at: aceagingbooklet.pdf