The mission of this aircraft is to support management and the needs of the business’s major goals and objectives. In this role she is intended to transport management quickly and efficiently as possible. Because she is a small general aviation aircraft she can get into and out of places commercial aircraft can not. She has a rich history and has played a vital role in the original systems review by conducting aerial surveys of Perimeters. During this time she and because she was deployed in this manner she played a historic role in helping to accomplish unification.
N2992R Deep Storage
This aircraft is moving into deep storage directly due to commission of Shelby Errors. At some later date our intention is she will be resurrected. In the interim, we are considering all options relative to the commission of Shelby Errors and our intent to protect and preserve the legacy this aircraft represents. The aircraft has unfortuately suffered from corrosion issues associated with the main spar which the industry as a whole as been trying to address for over a decade.
- New Piper Wing Spar AD Affects 5,400 Aircraft
- Piper Issues Services Bulletin On Main Wing Spar
- Piper PA-28 Wing Spar Issue Now An FAA AD
“I also think that Piper’s decision to do minimal corrosion protection is coming back to bite. The Lock Haven Piper’s which had all the metal zinc chromated don’t show these levels of corrosion, even though the aircraft may be decades older.”
The issue with the wing spar on N2992R is not the AD or Service Bulletin associated with the carry through bolts and metal fatigue. Our issue was intergranular corrosion with the main wing spar. The carry through bolt problem potentially remains. However, the intergranular corrosion issue is what stopped us dead in our tracks for over a decade because there were no replacement wings that did not come from the process which resulted in this defect. To our knowledge there were no maintenance facilities available anywhere. Only recently were processes available and at some point we will attempt to rebuild N2992R. In the interim however, the airframe and associated parts have been parted out. We retained her data plate, original airworthiness certificate and FAA Registration with the hope and goal of that objective.
This spar issue has been a thorn in the side of general aviation for a very long time and has exacerbated pressures on all sides of the industry. The simple fact is that no solution was forthcoming, we were patiently trying to seek that out. Other forces were demanding high insurance on an aircraft that could not possibly fly or be adequately fixed and that ultimately drove the solution we implemented. At some point we will resurrect this aircraft – we hope.
We have an inquiry into Piper now and will update this page with any new information we receive.
N2992R is a 1969 PA-28R-200-35382 Piper Arrow II. This aircraft requires a logged complex endorsement to operate (FAR 61.1(b)(iii)). Approved operators should be aware that this aircraft is equipped with a Lycoming IO-360-C1C engine developing 200 horsepower. As such she is classified as a complex aircraft and not a high performance aircraft since such aircraft are equipped with greater than 200 horse power. She is based at Stuart, Witham Field (KSUA). She is an IFR certified platform and is authorized for company business use under FAR AIM Part 91 Rules. Only current and qualified personnel are authorized to operate or work on this aircraft as appropriately authorized under appropriate FAA USC. Any management approved and type rated employee who is current may check this aircraft out in support of business purposes. All approved employees are responsible for appropriate record keeping in company files as required by FAR 91.1027. This aircraft is available to those approved and qualified employees for flight training purposes with qualified CFI or CFII personnel who are also approved by the company. All appropriately qualified employees operating this aircraft assume all liability and hold the company harmless for proper operation consistent with Part 91 Flight Rules. All employees approved and operate this aircraft are authorized and encouraged to review all maintenance logs and documentation at their leisure prior to all flight operations. They should be completely comfortable with the integrity of the aircraft and its systems. As Pilot In Command (PIC), as defined by FAR 61.113, they are responsible for making sure this aircraft is suitable for flight operations in pursuit of SOLREI INC objectives and goals under appropriate FAA rules.
Pilots should download and print the following form to be completed consistent with FAR regulations. The initial planned flight should be sent to N2992R@SolREI.co prior to departure so your planned route of flight is documented for corporate files. Once your flight is complete, re-scan the completed document to include in flight frequencies, transponder codes, and any enroute changes to way points or unscheduled stops. That document should then be sent to the same email ID for the aircraft, again to be retained in the corporate files.
N2992R Pilot Operating Handbook
PICs please note that the above POH is not for our aircraft but a similar aircraft. We have hardcopy of the actual POH and it should be considered the final arbiter for any questions or doubts about operational procedures. Please consult that document if you have any doubts or questions. The actual POH is kept in the aircraft at all times.
This information is in use by CFI agencies teaching commercial pilot certifications in PA-28R-200 aircraft.
- Airframe Log No 01
- Airframe Log No 02
- Airframe Log No 03
- Piper Cherokee Parts Catalog
- Piper Cherokee Maintenance Manual
- Service Bulletins and Service Letters -Service Bulletins are service actions that are communicated by the aircraft manufacturer or the manufacturer of one or more of the major components of the aircraft.
The Service Bulletins listed below are applicable to N2992R by serial number. These records are for vendor coordination and not intended as the official FAA records. They are listed here for ease of access when not at our home base. The official documentation, logs, and records are kept on file with the company, except during major restoration activities when they are kept with the aircraft. We have found that this speeds review and update processes considerably under normal operating circumstances. All appropriately credentialed maintenance personnel should consult the official aircraft maintenance logs for the current status of inspections, maintenance, and repairs.
SB 0866A: BACKUP LANDING GEAR EXTENDER REMOVAL NOTE: The automatic landing gear extension feature has been removed from N2992R.
SB 0855: Use of Automotive Fuels in Piper Aircraft NOTE: SOLREI INC prohibits use of MOGAS in all of its aircraft without exception.
Owner / Operator
N2992R is owned and operated by SolREI Aerospace, a wholly owned business unit of SOLREI INC, 515 N Flagler Dr.,P300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401.
- AircraftOne Page
- Aircraft.com Page
- FlightRadar24 data
- Piper Technical Publications
- PlanePhD Page
- Rego Search Page
Grounded – Not Airworthy. Currently in the process of entering deep storage for subsequent resurection. Her engine is pickled. The aircraft is currently in offsite storage (from home base at KSUA) pending restoration to flight status. Flight and maintenance logs are with the aircraft.
Currently we are developing a comprehensive history of this aircraft. We believe her to be historically significant if only because she played a vital role in our original systems review.
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