Copyright @ Ron Bianchi 2005
I am not a qualified AI, nor am I an Aircraft Mechanic. I do not assume any responsibly for the out come or warrant any observations or procedures outlined. Owners and or mechanics take full responsibility for the out come of the following checks and or procedures.
The sole purpose for writing the following is to assist you in knowing the systems, what to look for when inspecting your Viking, information you may want to pass on to your mechanic, and preventative measures or warning signs of possible problems.
I have compiled this information through years of comments from other Viking owners, qualified mechanics, factory representatives as well as one on one experience having owned my Super Viking for the past sixteen years.
First and foremost find a mechanic that you can work with, one that is willing to allow you to assist if you are inclined to do so! Over the years I have heard A & P’s say, I have never worked on a WOOD airplane before. That’s my red flag to find another mechanic, NOW. Airplanes are straightforward. Some equipment and parts are interchangeable and compatible with other brands. With the exception of the wood and fabric the Viking is a straightforward airplane.
I hope in some small way I have assisted you. Thank you.