Aircraft Maintenance

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Aircraft maintenance: 10 tips to protect aircraft tires

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 05 21

Aircraft tires are extremely resilient and reliable, but they're also critically important to safe takeoffs and landings. Here are 10 tips that can help you get the most from your tires, fly as safely as possible, and take good care of those round rubber friends.

Explore the beauty of aircraft maintenance, restoration

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 05 06

Understanding our aircraft ultimately makes us safer pilots, builds confidence, and reinforces the need to preserve the fleet of general aviation aircraft.

Repair tips for failed fuel injection system components

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 04 22

Find out what components of the Continental continuous-flow fuel injection system can fail and how best to proceed with maintenance and repair if any of the parts do fail.

Fuel injection maintenance a must

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 04 09

Fuel injection systems are designed to be fairly bulletproof with few moving parts. The result is outstanding reliability, but it also can lead to complacency.

Fuel injection systems: You still need to maintain them

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 03 25

If you are flying behind a fuel-injected aircraft engine, it pays to thoroughly understand how it works, how to maintain it, and what typically goes wrong when you encounter a problem.

Aircraft Maintenance: Lonely airplanes, problems that come with them

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 03 12

Airplanes and pets have a lot in common: They like activity. Being left alone for extended periods of time can generate some undesired behaviors in both.

Aircraft Maintenance: Warm panel, cool wallet

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 02 24

Pilots focus on preheating the engine during cold weather, but what about the cockpit? More than 30 percent of an aircraft's value is often tied up in the panel.

Aircraft maintenance: Remove snow and ice

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 02 12

For pilots in parts of the country where they are measuring the snowfall in feet, here are some tips to keep in mind when clearing the path to your aircraft. For starters, snow blowers and aircraft are a bad combination.

Exhausting maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 01 05

An in-depth exhaust system inspection should be done as part of the aircraft's annual inspection.

Exhausting maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance | 2014, 12 23

Exhaust systems are one of the few systems in our aircraft where a single point of failure can be catastrophic. Here are tips for inspecting the system for safety during every preflight. This is one area in which catching an issue on the ground can make all the difference in the world.