Airworthiness

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Two Dreaded Words

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2007

the most are "prop strike." The thought of the damage and cost involved makes all of us shudder. But what is a prop strike and what exactly are the ramifications? My investigation started with my need for another engine for my Cessna 210.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2007

These aircraft-quality rubber bands are essential Bungee cords are well known for keeping thrill-seeking jumpers from hurting themselves. But did you know that bungee cords were used in the Spirit of St.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2007

Why your engine loves its lube In his classic aviation novel Fate Is the Hunter, author Ernest K. Gann writes about serendipity — stepping out of his routine to follow a hunch — as the reason he was able to spot a river of engine oil boiling out of his airplane's oil tank filler port.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2006

John S. Yodice and his associates provide legal counsel to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

FAA issues AD for ECi cylinders on Lycoming engines

Article | Sep 01, 2006

FAA issues AD for ECi cylinders on Lycoming engines The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) requiring the replacement of certain ECi "Classic Cast" cylinder assemblies installed on Lycoming 320-, 360-, and 540-series parallel valve engines. "The cylinders are installed on more than 1,500 Lycoming engines in the United States," said Luis Gutierrez, AOPA director of certification policy.

Lycoming crankshaft AD expands

Article | Jun 01, 2006

Lycoming crankshaft AD expands The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would expand the Lycoming crankshaft airworthiness directive (AD) to an additional 325 aircraft. The rule would require replacing the crankshaft in certain Lycoming 360-series engines that were built or overhauled after March 1, 1999.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2006

The difference is crucial Aircraft maintenance is serious business. Putting the obvious safety considerations aside, not complying with airworthiness directives and the associated maintenance regulations could mean enforcement trouble for the aircraft owner or operator, as well as for the mechanic.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2006

John S. Yodice, legal counsel for AOPA and IAOPA, owns and flies a Cessna 310.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2006

Can yours handle the heat and the pressure? It was a simpler world when the Bureau of Air Commerce, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, issued Aeronautics Bulletin No.