3 Ways to Jump-start Networking in Aircraft Maintenance

Mechanic and alumni organizations offer options for staying connected in the industry.
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Maintaining Your Ideal Aircraft: What Can a Pilot Do?

FAA regulations specify which maintenance tasks certificated pilots can perform on their own airplanes.
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AMT Day Honors Aircraft Mechanics

Education is pricey, tools are expensive, and it takes years to earn a living wage as an aircraft mechanic.
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Maintaining Your Aircraft: Steadfast and True

The Lycoming O-320 powers a significant fleet of airplanes.
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Cessna 172 Maintenance Planning

Before beginning an aircraft upgrade, there are a few parameters to address before laying wrenches on bolt heads.
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Cessna 172 Annual Maintenance and What It Will Cost You

The annual inspection is one of the most significant cost drivers for Cessna 172 owners.
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Cessna 172 Offers Opportunity for Intro to Aircraft Maintenance

In addition to being affordable and forgiving in the air, the Skyhawk is easy to maintain.
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Crankshaft Counterweights and the Potential for Catastrophic Failure

The discovery of a potential crankshaft flaw in some Continental engines highlights why they must function properly.
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The First Rule of Maintaining Your Airplane

Cutting open your oil filter can reveal problems early and prevent surprises during your next inspection.
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Reciprocating Engine Oil 101

Oil types fall into three main types— straight mineral, ashless-dispersant, and synthetic— and all need to be changed regularly.
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