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The Savvy Aviator #65: What’s Your Fuel Flow at Takeoff?

One of the biggest reasons cylinders fail to go the distance is insufficient fuel flow at takeoff. Is yours set high enough?

The Savvy Aviator #64: The Pre-Buy

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?

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 #62: What’s That Going To Cost?

When it comes to aviation maintenance, it's not impolite to ask what something is going to cost. It's mandatory.

The Savvy Aviator #61: Secrets of Cost-Effective Maintenance

Managing your maintenance properly can save you a ton of money. It's not rocket science.

The Savvy Aviator #60: Misfueled!

When piston airplanes are fueled with Jet A, people can die.

The Savvy Aviator #59: EGT, CHT and Leaning

Why does proper leaning procedure seem to be such a confusing subject for pilots when it's so darn easy?

The Savvy Aviator #58: Why Mechanics Make Mistakes

"To err is human ..." and when aircraft mechanics make mistakes, bad things can happen.

The Savvy Aviator #57: Making Metal?

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 …

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.

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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