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Benevolent or predatory?

The following message was recently posted to my company’s website by a Skylane owner based in Southern California: My 1976 C182P is in for its annual inspection. The mechanic removed the propeller and spinner bulkhead. (I didn’t know this was part of the usual annual routine, and I don’t think it’s been done before.) The ...
Aircraft

Physical Preparations For a Polar Circumnavigation

I was speaking to the Santa Barbara pilot group, “Serious about Aviation,” and asked the question, “What is the most likely part on the plane to fail during a Polar Circumnavigation?” A retired 747 female pilot blurted out with all the confidence in the world, “The pilot.” The answer caught me off guard and everyone ...
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