FLIGHT CONTROL SERVICES FAA CRS#OFHR414L
USE THE ORDER FORM LINK ABOVE TO ORDER SERVICE
Updated DEC 2023
We offer 3 flat rate levels depending on your specific needs:
Most transponders fail because they need calibration and no troubleshooting or parts changed.
The fastest and most common method we employ when worn or defective parts need replacing. Includes a complete alignment.
Very few units need extra care and/or parts, or have multiple problems. We always call before committing to an expensive repair.
FOR DETAILS REGARDING HOW WE DETERMINE LEVEL OF REPAIR.
RETURN S/H IS ALSO FLAT RATE $35 (USPS PRIORITY W/DELIVERY CONFIRMATION), FOR THE FIRST TRANSPONDER ONLY. SHIP TWO OR MORE AND PAY ONLY ONE S/H RETURN FEE.
We also offer an economical VFR 24 month recertification service:
For working units only. This service includes an alignment plus the FAR 91.413(a) logbook entry.
For nonworking units in need of repair or alignment. We add $35 to your repair invoice and include the log entry with your repaired transponder.
The first paragraph of FAR 43 APX F (Transponder testing standards) states "the tests required by FAR 91.413 may be performed as either a ramp or a bench test". We perform the inspection while we align your transponder and bill an additional $35.
IMPORTANT NOTE: FAR 91.413 requires all transponders operated in USA airspace be recertified every 24 months. This is an optional service and may not be required if your aircraft is currently IFR certified, or already meets FAR 91.413 requirements. Valid only for the aircraft you identify as long as there are no changes to the transponder systems wiring or other modifications while the transponder is removed for this service and/or repair.
This is how we repair transponders. You fill out the service request on this site and the info you provide becomes part of our workorder. I read what you wrote. We have 3 FAA certified locations at 2 airports and one at our home. You ship to our 1467 Sanibel Ln, Gulf Breeze Fl 32563. We repair transponders on Saturdays. We perform a receiving inspection before transferring to the bench. We start by reviewing the workorder. An initial inspection will reveal whether it needs only an alignment or a repair and alignment. Most transponders have several alignment points and most often an alignment is all that's needed. If a repair is required we evaluate the symptoms and circuit for troubleshooting options. All repaired units receive an alignment. There are many common faults that are particular to any given model or make. Most are well known by me however there is always something new. We repair 90% of the units we receive. Some units are not worth fixing and I will tell you if so. Beyond Economical Repair to us means that it is not worth sinking money into for a variety of reasons. Many proprietary parts are unavailable or harder to find. We aim to provide a quality and reliable repair and stand by our work.
Open 30 day credit is extended to all customers as long as you sign the form you will attach to your transponder (instructions will follow).
If you would like the FAR 91.413 24 month transponder certification log entry please include your aircraft make and model. We will add an additional $35 to your invoice unless you have selected the VFR recert service for working transponders that are fully functional
The maximum fee accessed for a non-repairable transponder is $75 including return shipping.
For our repair warranty policy.
Some transponder failures are due to circumstances that are highly unusual and may have originated elsewhere. Please note our commitment to follow this through to the end even if additional warranty or tech support is required and at no additional expense to you, other than stated above.