A&P/IA Recommendation Seattle/North

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gshepherd
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A&P/IA Recommendation Seattle/North

Post by gshepherd »

Hi All - long time listener, second time poster apparently.

I've been immensely enjoying my DA20/K100 (ROTAX) for the last nine years. Looking to get my next annual done, and wondering if anyone has any positive recommendations for an A&P/IA in the Seattle (and preferably north) area?

It seems like a lot of shops just aren't interested in anything other than Piper / Cessna / Beechcraft that they can just crank through plane after plane. ROTAX either befuddles them or they're convinced the DA20 Katana is an LSA and "we don't do LSAs." I kid you knot.

I used to do owner-assist annuals, but with running my own business and the logistics of living on an island (complete with a moat around it) make that not as easy. When I have found a competent A&P/IA that does great work reliably, then shop management/priorities change after a time and then there is just no interest in working on my oddball little airplane, LOL.

OK, enough of a rant. Any recommendations for Seattle and north?
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Re: A&P/IA Recommendation Seattle/North

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I'm from the East coast, so I do not have first hand knowledge of mechanics in your area.

The Canadian Aircraft registry lists all canadian owners of DA20-A1:
https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/ ... c&m=%7c%7c


This one in particular is in Richmond, BC, not too far up north from Seattle. You might want to give them a call.

https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/ ... c&m=%7c%7c
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I saw a DA20 at KORS when I last landed there. So there's at least one in the area.
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Post by RMarkSampson »

I'm in Florida so obviously I can't speak to a local A&P but without having any good leads I would start my search here:
https://www.diamondaircraft.com/en/serv ... locations/

In the Seattle area, looks like one Service Center south of the border - one north of the border.

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Command Aviation
Bellingham International Airport, 2010 W. Bakerview Rd.
98225 Bellingham
United States
Phone 3607333174
Web http://www.commandaviation.net
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My last annual was with my local Diamond Service Center in Lakeland FL. They are new to Diamond but are a longtime service center for Cirrus. If a Diamond Service Center was not possible, that would be my next search, find a Cirrus Service Center. They specialize in composite aircraft which might be a advantage during an annual. However, the engine is a major focus, and my Diamond Service Center was very familiar with my Continental Engine. So you may want to focus your search on finding someone very familiar with Rotax engines...
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Re: A&P/IA Recommendation Seattle/North

Post by gshepherd »

Hi All, thanks for the suggestions, thus far.
Colin wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:43 pm
I saw a DA20 at KORS when I last landed there. So there's at least one in the area.
Hah, that would probably be me. Sharp eye! That reminds me to update my profile.
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