Originally Posted by DonFromTX
I just purchased an RV12 with like 60 or 70 hours on it, and in reviewing the paperwork, found no entry anywhere that phase one was completed, as required by the Operating Limitations.
The big question I have is what should I do about that?
Unless you can get written confirmation from the pilot that phase I testing has been completed, someone will have to perform phase I testing in accordance with the operating limitations. This may require an amended airworthiness certificate to move the flight test area.
Remember phase I testing is all about testing the parameters of the aircraft, NOT a specific number of hours.
Without that sign-off, all flights outside of the test area and/or with a passenger have been made illegally.
This is one reason we recommend getting a pre-buy inspection. To catch things like this.