Warbird News & Events
Stay up to date with the latest warbird related news and events.
The UK CAA has released a Mandatory Permit Directive for Rolls Royce/Packard Merlin engines with regards to camshaft failures and camshaft bracket studs being loose.
AWAL recommends you ask your Maintenance Org to inspect those engines in-line with the MPD compliance requirements
The CAA UK has release a Safety Notice on the use of the engine fuel primer after a fuel system/pump malfunction or failure. Please have a read, it may save your life one day.
The CAA UK has recently released a ‘Safety Notice’ regarding Seat Belt condition in GA aircraft including Historic and Warbird types. They make note of a Yak52 crash where a life was possibly lost due to deteriated seat belt webbing.
If your black webbing is looking very purple or it looks like a cashmire sweater then they probably need changing. Please get your Maint Org to have a good look at them.
Please read AWAL’s Engineering Bulletin EB18-003 for its recommendations on the use of Parts and Components that do not have any history or release documentation.