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Our goal 

This website is unique! There is no site like it on the Internet!

Our goal is to help as many people as possible to solve common problems they may be having with their aircraft and getting paperwork properly submitted to the FAA.


I have been in Aviation, both Operations and Maintenance since 1965. In 2016 I was awarded the FAA’s Charles Taylor 50-Year Master Mechanic award. I look forward to receiving the FAA’s Orville Wright award in a few years for being a certificated Pilot for 50 years as well.

I love to teach and transfer the skills and knowledge I have accumulated in over 50 years to others involved in Aviation; Pilots, Mechanics, Repairmen, and even FAA Inspectors. I have participated as an Expert Witness in Aviation litigations for over 40 years, and very pleased I am usually on the winning side.

I have conducted FAA-accepted Inspection Authorization (“IA”) Renewal Seminars since 1990, and currently as both Friedman Aviation Enterprises (In-Person) and Aviation Online Learning Only $59 (Internet-Based), both accepted now until 2023. This "Inspection Authorization Refresher Training" seminar, is designed to meet the FAA's requirement for 8 hours of learning required by FAR 65.93. The course consists of 8 Lesson Blocks (blocks 1 through 8), these take about one hour each to complete. Each block covers specific FAR information in chronological order.  These Block Lessons are FREE to anyone to read, and work through as often as you would like, all year round.

To meet the 8 hours of learning required by FAR 65.93, you are required to complete ALL 8 blocks of Learning, and then take a Final Quiz. The added benefit is that, as you review the material, you are gaining knowledge that will allow you to perform your job as an IA with greater assurance that you will not violate one of these FARs. This course is also great for Repair Station Owners to use for their employees so that they are ALL on the same page.

I work with Clients and Flight Standard District Offices (“FSDO”) developing and obtaining FAA Field Approval on Major Alterations not covered by Supplemental Type Certificates (“STC”). I also work with the FAA for Clients wishing to obtain STCs and Parts Manufacturer Approval (“PMA”). Through the years I have assisted many Pilots, Mechanics and Repairmen who were in trouble with the FAA, to solve their problems and get their planes back up in the air. 

I have an extensive knowledge of the FARs and believe it is important to use and understand the FARs when determining whether an aircraft is AIRWORTHY. That is why I have put together FARs (that apply to a Repair Station, A&P working on small aircraft, or an IA inspecting them) ALL in one place with explanations of each, so that they are easy to understand.  In this website you will find an Airworthiness Decision Flowchart I developed years ago, along with a video that explains it, so that you will have something that will help keep you from violating one of these FARs. Through the years I have created several things that, if followed, will keep you from violating one of these FARs.  ALL of this is now FREE.

At the end of this website you will find numerous links to FAA documents and published articles on Maintenance, Quality, Engine Overhauls, and other pertinent subjects.

You may always contact me at or (925) 818-6642.  

Thank you! Peter M.  Friedman

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