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ALC-531: Bonanza / Baron Landing Gear Systems and Maintenance
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The landing gear system of Beech Bonanzas, Debonairs, Barons and Travel Airs is very robust and reliable. But it takes inspection and regular maintenance to ensure it works properly every time.

ABS Senior Technical Advisor Bob Ripley discusses the inspection and maintenance requirements of the Beech landing gear system, and recommendations for operation and attention that result from his decades of experience as owner of a Beech specialty shop and ABS Service Clinic inspector. 

Bob Ripley is the Senior Technical Advisor for the American Bonanza Society. Bob’s career as a mechanic for Delta Airlines culminated as the head of all aircraft ramp operations at Delta’s Atlanta, Georgia headquarters.

While still at Delta Bob founded Southern Aero, a Bonanza/Baron specialty shop just south of Atlanta. Upon retiring from Delta Bob became an ABS Technical Advisor and Service Clinic inspector while continuing to run Southern Aero.

Bob created and teaches the ABS Maintenance Academy weekend mechanics’ ground school to pass along what he has learned in decades of inspecting, maintaining and repairing ABS-type airplanes.