January 17, 2014
Question: While walking the ramp one day you were staggered by the beauty of one airplane’s polished propeller blades. Is polishing an option for the propeller on your airplane?
Answer: Possibly. It is best to check with the propeller manufacturer to determine if polishing is acceptable. This is because to achieve the polished look, corrosion protection such as paint is often removed. According to a 2008 special airworthiness information bulletin, “Polished propeller blades are rarely an acceptable configuration”.
Aircraft Power and Fuel
AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.
A seven-passenger single-engine turboprop aircraft has taken its first flight in Austria with a certification goal of late 2016.
Twelve years of study, research, design, and testing will culminate in late February or early March when Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) launches on a solar-powered attempt to circumnavigate the world.
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