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FAA Orders Emergency Revocation of Mechanic’s Certificate

FAA ordered the emergency revocation of the mechanic’s certificate of Jim Hays, a mechanic for the Flying Machine Factory, Hayward, CA, after finding that Hays was conducting unauthorized annual inspections on general aviation aircraft. Hays also had forged the names of two inspection authorization mechanics on airframe and engine maintenance records. Hays is not an authorized inspection mechanic and is not permitted to sign engine maintenance records.