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Aircraft Maintenance: A turn too far

Aircraft Maintenance | Nov 09, 2015

At some point in time, anyone involved in aircraft maintenance is bound to encounter a broken screw or bolt. A&P Jeff Simon explains what it takes to remedy the situation.

Aircraft Maintenance: Bleeding brakes

Aircraft Maintenance | Oct 21, 2015

Any time that you replace a component or fix a leak in the system, you must completely purge the system of air by “bleeding the brakes.”

P&E: Dogfight

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2015

Learning to fly at a local FBO versus a high-capacity academy.

Aircraft Maintenance: Brake lining and disc replacement

Aircraft Maintenance | Oct 05, 2015

Brake linings, which wear away over time from normal use, will eventually need to be replaced on your aircraft.

SAIB affects Beechcraft leading edge hinge pins

Advocacy | Sep 23, 2015

The FAA has issued a special airworthiness information bulletin warning the owners of Beechcraft Debonairs, Bonanzas, and Barons about the potential for corrosion on the wing leading edge hinge pin.

Aircraft Maintenance: Beware common points of failure on brakes

Aircraft Maintenance | Sep 22, 2015

Loss of fluid and the introduction of air into the brake system are the two most common causes of failures in aircraft braking systems.

Bringing history to life

Article | Sep 17, 2015

“Most people would see that and say, ‘Take anything you can get,’” said WestPac President Bill Klaers, pointing to a mangled section of a Lockheed P-38 Lightning. At WestPac Restorations in Colorado Springs, however, it’s the start of a project.

Aircraft Maintenance: Take a break to learn about your brakes

Aircraft Maintenance | Sep 16, 2015

Aircraft brake systems don't usually get too much attention until something fails. That's risky because a failure in the brake system can cause a lot of damage.

California A&P program adds night classes

Article | Sep 09, 2015

California’s North Valley Occupational Center has added night classes for students in the aviation technical school's 2,400-hour aircraft mechanics program.

Pilot Getaways: Powder & the Polar Express

Article | Sep 08, 2015

In the corner of Colorado at the base of the imposing San Juan Mountains, Durango serves as a gateway to a huge array of unique adventures.

P&E: Savvy Maintenance

Pilot Magazine | Sep 03, 2015

One of the most significant announcements, at this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh was that Continental Motors had acquired the assets of Danbury AeroSpace of San Antonio, Texas.

P&E: Technology paradox

Pilot Magazine | Sep 03, 2015

We posed the question to esteemed colleagues Rod Machado and George Perry—how has technology helped or hindered our flying skills?

P&E: Dogfight

Pilot Magazine | Sep 03, 2015

Editor at Large Dave Hirschman and frequent contributor Chip Wright debate the merits of glass versus steam.

Aircraft Maintenance: Logging lessons

Aircraft Maintenance | Aug 27, 2015

Many owners seem well-versed in oil changes and spark plug cleaning, but unfortunately not as well-educated when it comes to compliance with maintenance logging requirements.

Overhauling overhauls

Article | Aug 18, 2015

New website aims to help aircraft owners make confident, well-informed decisions about aircraft engine overhauls.

Fly Mechanic a resource for aircraft service

Article | Aug 11, 2015

Fly Mechanic thinks it has the answer to the frustrating search for a great maintenance technician.

Aircraft maintenance: Volunteers to the rescue

Aircraft Maintenance | Aug 10, 2015

When a maintenance issue threatens to delay a pilot's departure from EAA AirVenture, volunteers from EAA Chapter 75 jump into action offering tools and help to get the pilot on his way right on schedule.

Pilot Getaways: The Arrowhead Region

Article | Aug 10, 2015

Visiting Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region provides pilots with extraordinary memories of wetting fishing lines, cruising the waters, and listening to the serene sounds of wildlife.

Aviation Legends: The world according to Clay Lacy

Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

Aviation legend Clay Lacy has become synonymous with jet aircraft and Southern California, so it’s with some surprise that when he appears at a Wichita Aero Club luncheon, he’s introduced as a native son.

P&E: Avionics

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2015

Bringing a legacy Skyhawk into the twenty-first century