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Sarasota Avionics & Maintenance - Service Clinic


We’ve resumed offering ABS Service Clinics as of June 25, 2020. Continental Aerospace Technologies has not yet resumed its travel schedule, and unfortunately until they do we are not able to offer the added bonus of engine borescope and compression checks done concurrently with your airframe inspection. Several years ago the ABS Air Safety Foundation began covering the costs of Continental’s Service Clinic participation with no increase in what it costs you to attend, so we hope you feel you’re still getting your money’s worth. The ABS staff will continue to inform members if the Service Clinic they wish to attend will not include the Continental engine checks.

The ABS Air Safety Foundation Service Clinic is a comprehensive, highly structured visual inspection of the airplane. The Service Clinic program is, in effect, a "second opinion" conducted by recognized Beechcraft experts.

Service Clinics are scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in 1 hour, 30 minutes increments.

Price for the ABS/ASF Service Clinics is $350 regardless of model.

The Service Clinic inspector will inspect unmodified parts of the airframe. The engine compartment(s) of turbine-modified airplanes will not be inspected. Owners should note that the modification and additional power of turbine conversions may create stresses and potential issues for those airframes that our inspectors are not aware of and may not detect. The ABS Service Clinic inspector has the final say whether a specific turbine-conversion airplane will be accepted for inspection.

Service Clinics are just one of the Member Benefits provided by ABS. You must be a current member of ABS to register.


The Service Clinic Inspector for this clinic is: Wayne Whittington

If you are curious what an ABS Service Clinic is like, here is a portion of a recent Service Clinic inspection. The Service Clinic inspector shown is ABS Senior Technical Advisor, Bob Ripley.