1144. Certificate of release to service issued by pilot owner.

1144.     Certificate of release to service issued by pilot owner.

In accordance with any guidance issued by the Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')1 a pilot owner of a private aircraft2 which has a certificate of airworthiness which has a maximum total mass authorised of not more than 2,730kg:

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    (1)     may carry out simple visual inspections or operations to check for general condition and obvious damage and normal operation of the airframe, engines, systems and components of the aircraft3;

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    (2)     rectify any defects identified under head (1)4; and

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    (3)     issue a certificate