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Is Your Equipment List Up-To-Date?

A funny thing happened as I was finishing up the annual inspection on my 1979 Cessna T310R back in March of 2000. The inspection was complete, and I gotten off pretty light. My IA didn’t find all that much wrong with the airplane. (This was years before I became an IA myself.) What discrepancies had ...
Aircraft ownership and maintenance

Mag Check

If you fly a piston-powered aircraft, you undoubtedly were taught to perform a “mag check” during the pre-takeoff runup. But do you know how to do it correctly, what to look for, and how to interpret the results? Surprisingly, many pilots don’t. To begin with, most POHs instruct you to note the RPM drop when ...
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