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Old October 29th 03, 04:38 AM
Steve
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Right now, I am currently in school to get my AME licence. The college I am
at is looking to get rid of a Cessna AgWagon airframe (full control, partial
intrumentation, great condition). Since restoration is the niche I want to
get into, I was wondering if the AgWagon is a bit too complicated for a
rookie like me.


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Old October 29th 03, 05:31 AM
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first off, there is no AME license, it is a Airframe and Powerplant
certificate. If it was a license, the FAA, could be held liable for accidents
caused by those who it licensed, but if they are certificated, they cannot.
A Ag wagon would be a good project, as long as it is not corroded too badly
due the chemicals it hauled. The big question is why do you want to restore it
? Because it is there ? A better project might be a plane you can use to learn
to fly in.
Matt Gunsch,
A&P,IA,Private Pilot
Riding member of the
2003 world champion drill team
Arizona Precision Motorcycle Drill Team
GWRRA,NRA,GOA

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Old October 29th 03, 08:23 AM
Craig
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"Steve" wrote in message . ..
Right now, I am currently in school to get my AME licence. The college I am
at is looking to get rid of a Cessna AgWagon airframe (full control, partial
intrumentation, great condition). Since restoration is the niche I want to
get into, I was wondering if the AgWagon is a bit too complicated for a
rookie like me.


Unless you can get it for little more than pocket change, it's a poor
bird to start with. Not that it is very complicated or hard to
restore, but the marketability won't be very good. There are plenty of
other a/c out there that need restoration and will sell when
completed. Take a few issues of TAP and browse through the listings
and get a realistic idea of what flying aircraft are worth, noting how
they are equiped on average. Keep your eyes peeled for something like
a Pacer/Tri-Pacer project or a Colt or maybe a Cessna
120/140/15/152/170/172/175 or the like, depending on how much metal
working you want to do.

If you want some ideas on time and expenses to do restorations, drop
me a note at the email address below and I'll give you some average
numbers from our experience.

Craig C.

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Old October 29th 03, 02:44 PM
Jim Martin
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I believe AME licence is the Canadian eqivalent of
the A&P certificate.

"N329DF" wrote in message
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first off, there is no AME license, it is a Airframe and Powerplant
certificate. If it was a license, the FAA, could be held liable for

accidents
caused by those who it licensed, but if they are certificated, they

cannot.
A Ag wagon would be a good project, as long as it is not corroded too

badly
due the chemicals it hauled. The big question is why do you want to

restore it
? Because it is there ? A better project might be a plane you can use to

learn
to fly in.
Matt Gunsch,
A&P,IA,Private Pilot
Riding member of the
2003 world champion drill team
Arizona Precision Motorcycle Drill Team
GWRRA,NRA,GOA



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Old October 29th 03, 10:24 PM
Steve
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First of all, AME's are Canadian and second, I'm 19 with just over 450 hrs
and a commercial license/instructor rating.
"N329DF" wrote in message
...
first off, there is no AME license, it is a Airframe and Powerplant
certificate. If it was a license, the FAA, could be held liable for

accidents
caused by those who it licensed, but if they are certificated, they

cannot.
A Ag wagon would be a good project, as long as it is not corroded too

badly
due the chemicals it hauled. The big question is why do you want to

restore it
? Because it is there ? A better project might be a plane you can use to

learn
to fly in.
Matt Gunsch,
A&P,IA,Private Pilot
Riding member of the
2003 world champion drill team
Arizona Precision Motorcycle Drill Team
GWRRA,NRA,GOA



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Old November 2nd 03, 11:51 AM
HACo
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Yes Matt, there is such a thing as an AME (aircraft maintenance engineer)
licence in Canada, for more info, see
http://www.tc.gc.ca/aviation/regserv...c/nav-1831.htm

Brian....


"N329DF" wrote in message
...
first off, there is no AME license, it is a Airframe and Powerplant
certificate. If it was a license, the FAA, could be held liable for

accidents
caused by those who it licensed, but if they are certificated, they

cannot.
A Ag wagon would be a good project, as long as it is not corroded too

badly
due the chemicals it hauled. The big question is why do you want to

restore it
? Because it is there ? A better project might be a plane you can use to

learn
to fly in.
Matt Gunsch,
A&P,IA,Private Pilot
Riding member of the
2003 world champion drill team
Arizona Precision Motorcycle Drill Team
GWRRA,NRA,GOA



 




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