C172 Back Seat Removal

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C172 Back Seat Removal

Postby Skyhawk599 on Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:53 pm

Is an A&P mechanic required to remove and/or replace the back seat in a 172? I'd like to have more room, but I'm not sure if it's legal for me to do so. Also, if it is legal, how much trouble is it to remove a '69 C172 back seat?
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Re: C172 Back Seat Removal

Postby Steve Foley on Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:07 pm

The same subject came up (again) today on the Pilots of America forum.

http://www.pilotsofamerica.com/forum/sh ... eat&page=2
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Re: C172 Back Seat Removal

Postby jlspence on Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:05 pm

I removed my rear seat and had my A&P do a log book entry with new weight & balance when the rear seat is removed. I keep a copy of both W&B (with/without rear seat) in the plane and make airframe log book entries when I pull/re-install the seat to show which W&B is applicable. No other paperwork is required.
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