Preventive Maintenance

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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.

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.

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.

Aircraft maintenance: Tips for cleaning your aircraft's interior

Aircraft Maintenance | Jul 17, 2015

When it’s time to clean your airplane’s interior, start with a clean slate—empty out all of those flashlights, batteries, pens, paper charts, and foggles that are stuffed everywhere and put them in a box—and then get to work.

Aircraft maintenance: Tips to clean your engine compartment

Aircraft Maintenance | Jul 06, 2015

Serious problems can arise when attempting to clean an aircraft engine and cowl if proper care isn't taken.

Aircraft maintenance: Tips for refinishing, protecting your bird

Aircraft Maintenance | Jun 22, 2015

Depending on the condition of your aircraft's paint, you may want to remove the oxidation and stained paint that lies close to the surface of the paint layer.

How to clean an airplane, part 1

Aircraft Maintenance | Jun 11, 2015

Keeping your aircraft clean has significant benefits to its performance and long-term health.

South Carolina axes aircraft maintenance tax

Advocacy | Jun 10, 2015

South Carolina pilots can soon fly a little farther: An aviation-friendly bill that passed the state House and Senate eliminates sales tax from general aviation aircraft maintenance.

Aircraft maintenance: 10 tips to protect aircraft tires

Aircraft Maintenance | May 21, 2015

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.

Answers for Pilots: Do it yourself

Article | Jan 16, 2015

The FAA allows aircraft owners to perform many preventive maintenance tasks provided they do not involve complex assembly operations.