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Fix It Now!

Sometimes I just can’t 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 ...
Aircraft ownership and maintenance

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 ...
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