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I've always been fond of pointing out one of the most dangerous things in personal aviation is a private pilot with a #2 Phillips screwdriver. That's because I've occasionally come across the
aftermath of an owner who tried but failed to accomplish a simple inspection or maintenance task without the proper knowledge, tools or training. Too often, the results demanded a "real" mechanic to
come in and fix the mess. And, while I've tried to do as much preventive maintenance on my airplane as I can, I've often gotten in over my head and needed some professional assistance, too.
Thankfully, the FAA still allows certificated pilots to work on their aircraft, performing some relatively mundane tasks. At the same time, the relevant regulations are broadly written and can cost
the unsuspecting pilot/owner more in the long run than if a professional, certificated mechanic is allowed to do the work. Let's explore some of the ways we can get in over our head, and how to avoid
The aforementioned #2 Phillips screwdriver is a common tool, both around the house and the hangar. And a lot of work -- especially removing inspection covers or landing light lenses, for example --
easily can be accomplished with one. But when it comes to reassembling the airplane -- or even dealing with a stuck fastener, that simple screwdriver isn't going to be enough, and actually may be a
U.S. Sport Aviation Expo January 17-20, 2013
Sunny Sebring, Florida will hold its 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo this January 17-20, 2013 the largest sport aircraft-dedicated event in the world.
Additions for 2013 range from a twilight air show opened by Patty Wagstaff demonstrating LSA aerobatic aircraft to The Year of the Cub to star-studded Manufacturers Showcases and a contest that will
crown sport aviation's most efficient aircraft/pilot duo. Four days in Sebring, Florida to "See, Try, Fly and Buy" ... everything in the world of sport aviation.
Visit Sport-Aviation-Expo.com for details.
The NTSB this week released its annual list of most-wanted safety improvements, and for the second year in a row general-aviation safety made the top 10. AVweb's Mary Grady spoke with
Earl Weener, a member of the safety board with extensive experience in the aviation industry, to provide a deeper look into the NTSB's process and their plans for improving GA safety.
Andy Staats, spokesman for Aerobridge, left Phoenix early this week headed for New Jersey with a truckload of donated items (the
overflow from a Citation X) to help people recovering from Hurricane Sandy. He pulled off the road in New Mexico to talk with AVweb's Mary Grady about how Aerobridge leverages the GA response
to disasters -- and how you can help.
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