AD Watch -- Cessna And Robinson

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All Cessna 208 and 208B aircraft are covered by an Airworthiness Directive requiring repetitive inspection of the inboard forward bellcrancks for cracks or replacement of the bellcranks, depending on usage. Cessna has re-evaluated the life expectancy of the bellcranks downward. Student pilots on Robinson R-22 and R-44 helicopters will continue to get extra training in the quirks of these small, lightweight aircraft. An NPRM issued this week extends an earlier one that mandated the supplementary instruction.