A Tale of Whoa »

With the right tools and the right techniques, you can replace your brakes quickly and easily. More

Dealing With A Dirty Belly »

Sure, you can't see it when you approach the plane, but a dirty belly can be a sign of problems in the engine compartment. AVweb has suggestions to fix the problems and clean up the mess. More

Aircraft Cleaning »

Remember the good-old days when the choices of products to clean your airplane were few? Today it seems we are overwhelmed with choices to the point of bewilderment, but AVweb has some suggestions to keep a healthy shine on your steed. More

No Muss, No Fuss Oil Changing »

If you're interested in changing your own oil and oil filter -- and pilot-certificated owners are allowed to -- don't treat it as an easy job even if you've done it on your car. Complexities abound and errors are costly. AVweb presents a basic outline of the process, as well as an in-depth description of how to deal with that oil filter. More

Safety Wire Techniques »

It's one of those things that every maintenance-minded operator should know how to do. In fact, it's the cornerstone of maintenance procedures as diverse as brake relining and oil-filter changing. But many non-mechanics are fearful of tying safety wires, because they don't know how or because they think they're not allowed to do it. AVweb is here to help. More

The Unappreciated & Ill-Defined Aircraft Maintenance Log »

Maintenance logs are required to prove compliance with regulations, but do you have to have them when you sell the plane? If not, what will happen to the price you get for the plane? And, therefore, will you get compensation from your insurance company if the logs are lost or destroyed? Think again. More

Cessna Comments on 402C Spar Cracks »

Robert J. Vila of Cessna Aircraft responds to the wing spar cracks found on two of their aircraft, in this exclusive communique with AVweb. More

"Motor Head" Index »

AVweb's Marc Cook loves engines. Internal combustion, jet, compression-ignition, Rolls-Royce Trent, Briggs & Stratton, big or small -- it really doesn't matter. Here are links to all of his "Motor Head" columns. More

AvGas vs. AutoGas »

Wanna start an argument among other aircraft owners where passion will ring louder than logic? Either bring up lean-of-peak mixture settings or ask whether you should use autogas in your engine. John Ruley dissects the issues of autogas and introduces research (and problems) that didn't exist only a few decades ago. More

"The Savvy Aviator" Index »

An airplane owner can either be a pure operator -- turning over the keys to the mechanic for every little squawk -- or be well-informed, perceptive and shrewd in maintenance matters ... the pure definition of "savvy." AVweb co-founder Mike Busch presents this series of columns to help aircraft owners become more knowledgeable, confident and empowered to manage the operation and maintenance of their aircraft. More