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AOPA ONLINE Preventive maintenance Most pilots are not mechanics by training or occupation, yet many derive satisfaction from tinkering with mechanical things, especially aircraft. By performing routine maintenance on your own aircraft you not only gain personal satisfaction but also become better educated about the equipment you fly, making you a better and safer pilot.

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Preventive maintenance

Most pilots are not mechanics by training or occupation, yet many derive satisfaction from tinkering with mechanical things, especially aircraft. By performing routine maintenance on your own aircraft you not only gain personal satisfaction but also become better educated about the equipment you fly, making you a better and safer pilot. The experience allows you to save some of the annual maintenance costs associated with aircraft ownership.

There are 32 maintenance tasks that owners can legally perform, according to the FAA. Read more about maintenance tasks on AOPA Online.

Call AOPA's Pilot Information Center with questions, 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672).

The ASF accident database: Learn from others' mistakes

An eminent philosopher once said that those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. He was referring to history, but his words ring true for aviation as well. The AOPA Air Safety Foundation's accident database is a great tool for pilots who want to learn from the past in order to make their own flying safer. Composed of a quarter-century's worth of NTSB accident reports on fixed-wing aircraft of less than 12,500 pounds, the database is searchable by several different criteria, including aircraft type and common key words. To help you plan your next flight, the database also is cross-referenced with AOPA's Airport Directory Online. Find your destination in the directory and then click ASF Accident Reports to see the kinds of mishaps that have taken place near there — and get a better idea of what you need to watch out for.

Access the AOPA Air Safety Foundation accident database by visiting the Web site.

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