Originally Posted by DavidHarris
I'm building a Vans RV-7A at Cable Airport (CCB) in Southern California.
I'm looking for an IA with strong Vans experience to assist with the initial condition inspection. The plane has been inspected regularly through its construction by our technical counselor and by other builders, but in the interest of a safe first flight, I'm looking to pay for one more expert to go over the plane closely with me with a fresh set of eyes.
I'd appreciate any referrals.
Have a BBQ and invite all the local RVrs. Have mirrors and flashlights handy and a notebook. When they write down discrepancies, make up your own mind if they need correction.
As the builder, you will make the logbook entry for condition inspection prior to DAR inspection. If a pack of other builders can't find much seriously wrong with the plane, you're going to be alright.