School Launches Aging Aircraft Maintenance Site


A new website has been developed that aims to provide one-stop shopping for general aviation maintenance information and, specifically, for help maintaining aging aircraft. Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research has developed the Aging General Aviation Education & Training website to provide information to the general aviation community through an extensive searchable database of maintenance documents and training materials. The site hopes to help users identify potential type-specific problems, offers links to outside resources and includes recommended training and education materials for pilots, mechanics and avionics technicians. It also offers a growing collection of “war stories.”

The war stories are selected articles that help define a maintenance concern and expose it for the benefit of other pilots and mechanics. Users can contribute their own war stories or browse a collection specific to their type. Other site resources include links to FAA documents (Advisory Circulars, Airworthiness Directives, NPRMs, etc.) along with links to type clubs and more. Find the Aging General Aviation Education & Training website here.