Ensure fuel samples are taken as required by the
applicable maintenance requirements cards (MRCs) or
prior to the first flight of the day.
Ensure the oil consumption has been reviewed
for each engine/gearbox prior to every flight.
Update the aircraft weight and balance and
configuration for each flight.
Review with the debarking pilot during hot
seating operation any new discrepancies encountered
during the previous flight to ensure flight safety for the
next flight. Ensure the debarking pilot signs the Aircraft
Inspection and Acceptance Record verifying that the
aircraft is safe for flight.
The pilot in command of the aircraft is also
required to review the ADB for aircraft discrepancies
and corrective actions taken for at least the 10 previous
flights. The pilot will sign block 11 of the Aircraft
Inspection and Acceptance Record (fig. 7-1) assuming
full responsibility for the safe operation of the aircraft
and safety of the other individuals aboard.
Additional information on the release of aircraft
safe for flight and the Aircraft Inspection and
Acceptance Record can be obtained in OPNAVINST
Who is responsible for releasing an aircraft as
"safe for flight"?
What is the title of OPNAV 4790/141?
When an aircraft is released as safe for flight, if
not specified otherwise, when must fuel samples
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the
purpose and procedures for maintaining
Aircraft historical files are records ofmaintenance
and inspections performed on each aircraft in the
Procedures for maintaining these files vary
slightly, depending on the administrative operating
procedures for each squadron. Those operating under
NALCOMIS have slightly different requirements than
those operating with VIDS/MAFS. Both are discussed
briefly; however, detailed information can be found in
OPNAVINST 4790.2, Vol III.
NALCOMIS activities will store the current
month and two preceding months of completed MAFs
on the host computer in the electronic historical data
format. Once the material is offloaded, the data must
be retained for a minimum of 12 months or one
complete inspection cycle, whichever is greater.
Historical file requirements for activities using
paper VIDS/MAFS are as follows:
Aircraft Inspection File. This file is maintained
by bureau number(BUNO) and should be
retained for one inspection cycle or 6 months,
whichever is greater. Conditional inspection
documents should be maintained in this file for
6 months from the date of completion.
Aircraft General File. Maintained by BUNO in
JCN sequence and grouped by month of
Figure 7-1.Aircraft Inspection and Acceptance Record (OPNAV 4790/141).