Tag: maintenance

Looking back at my job as A&P at a very big flight school, I think replacing tires was a big part of my average day. The daily Touch and Go’s really wore them out, and there were quite a few …

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While I doubt that this technique actually works on fouled spark plugs (although it might be worth a try, haha), sometimes problems actually do solve themselves when you do nothing. That approach works particularly well with other peoples’ problems that …

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Mixtures, props, throttles – full forward! Flaps up, gear up, boost pumps. Identify, verify, secure… Everybody remember their engine failure training? These engines sure like to “fail” every year during flight reviews and currency checks, don’t they?! Is it just …

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So far, I had to deal with “only” two fuel spills in my career. Luckily, they only involved the fuel trucks themselves and no aircraft. But let me tell you, besides the nasty stench of jet fuel you are breathing …

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