The Aircraft Owner's Tool Kit

It has been said that one of the most dangerous things in general aviation is an owner with a Phillips screwdriver. As a result of owner-performed preventive maintenance, technicians often find themselves working on something that an owner tried to fix, but only made worse. Clearly, some guidance for homebuilders and owners contemplating work on their aircraft is necessary. With that in mind and with tongue firmly in cheek AVweb presents this list of definitions for common tools that should be a part of every homebuilder's and owner's tool kit.

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