Maintenance

Your Refurb: Engine Overhaul Help »

Engine overhauls give even the most experienced aircraft owners a case of the willies. Beyond the "it's going to be really expensive," there are numerous issues to face and decisions to make—choosing a shop; deciding on the type of overhaul, or a factory reman, and what to do about the engine accessories are some that come quickly to mind. More

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Autopilot Repairs: Worth a Try »

It wasn't long ago that an entry-level, two-axis autopilot was priced around 10 grand—including installation. Today, that price is double. Add some... More

Shimmy Dampers »

Is nosewheel shimmy bugging you? It's a continuing problem for many aircraft owners. With the following, we offer suggestions to minimize the effects of, or... More

Turbo Troubles »

The turbocharger is a useful part of a pilot's toolbag. When flying an airplane with one installed, it can increase our rate of climb, boost our groundspeed... More

Used Aircraft Guide: Piper... »

Some insist it began production as the world's largest flying sweet potato and evolved into Snoopy crouching as he waited for his supper. The original PA-23,... More

AEA Opens With a Sellout Crowd »

Amid signs that avionics shops are busier than they have been in nearly a decade, the 58th Aircraft Electronics Association convention opens this week in... More

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