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LIFE CAN BE GOOD


After reading this article you probably decided to never buy a helicopter. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Having been asked to intervene and work out solutions on a few pre-buys that went south, I found it all boils down to the details.


A lack of a written guide and multiple misunderstandings between parties were the main culprits. Another roadblock was hiring BFE Bubba — whose last helicopter experience was changing Huey blades at “The Golf Course” in Vietnam — to look over a tricked out 206L4. Believe me, not all Bells are the same.


80 Jan/Feb 2018


Today’s aircraft buyers and sellers each have their own definition of what constitutes a pre-buy inspection. By simply following a dedicated checklist, using qualified personnel, and having all parties on the same page...life can be good...as you pull pitch in that new helicopter.


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About the author: After 32 years maintaining helicopters in various capacities, Skola concluded a full-time career with a major operator in 2014. When not pursuing future writing projects, he can still be seen around the flight line providing maintenance oversight, litigation support, and technical research services. He can be contacted at tekaviationllc@gmail.com.


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