Oxygen

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Oxygen

Posted by David Lennox on Jan 12, 2018 8:51 am

Given the poor unavailability and/or outrageous costs for oxygen at many FBO's, I am looking at purchasing my own equipment, so that I can fill my own Saratoga on-board tanks.  I understand there's a difference between aviation O2, and medical, welders oxygen and that there may be training required to fill on-board tanks.

Looking for any knowledge to facilitate this.

Re: Oxygen

Posted by Mark Milkovitz on Jan 12, 2018 3:30 pm

Hello David,
It is understandable that you would want to service your aircraft's oxygen system, like you mentioned it can be costly and aviailability can be an issue.  Unfortunately since it sounds like your oxygen is a system that is part of your aircraft it would require an A&P for servicing because oxygen servicing is not listed in the preventive maintenance list in Appendix A to Part 43, which specifically lists the preventive maintenance tasks that can be done by a certificated pilot or owner of the aircraft.

-Mark
Pilot Information Center
AOPA

Re: Oxygen

Posted by Jeffrey Mirsepasy on Jan 15, 2018 3:17 pm

You are mistaken. There is no difference any longer between welding, medical and aviators oxygen. There are many sources of authority on this topic.