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Temperature, Temperature, Temperature

I’ve had wonderful luck with piston aircraft engines throughout my nearly 50 years as an aircraft owner. All the engines on my airplanes have made TBO with minimal maintenance along the way, and in recent years they’ve gone far, far beyond TBO. For decades, I was convinced that the secret of my success was the fact that ...
Aircraft ownership and maintenance

Fix It Now!

Sometimes I simply cannot fathom what makes aircraft owners do some of the things they do. Particularly amazing to me are some of the mechanical problems that aircraft owners elect to live with rather than fix. Now I’m just as averse to spending money as the next guy (and probably more than most). In fact I’ve ...
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