The Savvy Aviator #64: The Pre-Buy By Mike Busch Thinking of selling your aircraft? Looking to buy a "pre-loved" one? Here are some eye-opening "war stories" about pre-buys gone wrong, and some advice about how to avoid getting burned.
The Savvy Aviator #63: Recommended or Required? By Mike Busch Your aircraft is undergoing its annual inspection, and your IA tells you that he has to perform some costly maintenance task because the manufacturer says it's required. But is it really?
The Savvy Aviator #57: Making Metal? By Mike Busch The most crucial aspect of engine-condition monitoring is to ensure that nothing is coming apart inside the crankcase. Are you and your A&P doing it right?
The Savvy Aviator #56: Before You Yank That Jug ... By Mike Busch Your aircraft is undergoing its annual inspection, and your IA tells you that a cylinder has weak compression and has to come off. Here are some things to consider before you tell him to go ahead.