Maintenance

Rust Never Sleeps »

As the average GA fleet age goes well into the 30s, it's time for a voluntary, on-going program of corrosion inspections. More

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Your Refurb: New Paint »

While it may be a shallow measuring gauge, the most popular indicator of the success of an aircraft refurb is the paint job. A good one can be used to... More

Speed: Buying 180 Knots for... »

In this day and aviation market age, a $180,000 purchase price isn't out of line, especially if it's split a few ways. Moving through the air at 180 knots is... More

Used Aircraft Guide: Piper... »

It seems there's always an Arrow on the ramp as well as a good selection of them on the used market. Flight schools have long sworn by them as relatively... More

Choosing A Refurb Shop »

The selection process for a refurb shop is nearly identical to that of choosing a good maintenance shop—finding a facility that is professional, will... More

Turbocharging Systems »

Turbocharging systems get somewhat of bad, but to a degree, deserved rap for requiring more than their fair share of maintenance and pilot workload. They... More

Engine Heaters: Probes,... »

Unless you operate your aircraft in a warm climate, we think fixed engine heaters are essential accessories. Even if you store the aircraft in a heated... More