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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed
Wow, what a nanny state, my boat, and car never get inspected. Sorry, I don't own a plane.
The FAA do not inspect airplanes as much as they have a mechanic that inspects it at least once a year and has to sign for its airworthiness. The pilot vouches it is airworthy each time he flies it.
In commercial operations there are inspections but it is mostly a paperwork thing. There is also random ramp inspections. Basically though the individual pilot or organization are on their own when it comes to airworthiness in the US.
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