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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G100UL Avgas Replacement Set to Soon Hit Pumps

Going unleaded results in a cleaner fuel burn, no deposits, and no fouled plugs—all of which leads to reduced maintenance.
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An Introduction to Your Aircraft Starter

The accessory facilitates engine starting so that you can do so from the comfort of the cockpit.
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CAF Airbase Georgia Keeps Vintage Warbirds Airworthy

Volunteering at the airbase helps aspiring mechanics to build time, gain experience, and prepare for the A&P test.
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Batteries Are the Heart of GA Aircraft

Here's the down-and-dirty of what you should know about aircraft lead-acid batteries.
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A&P Certificate Offers More Than ‘Spinning Wrenches in the Trenches’

A&P technical training opens doors to career opportunities beyond working line maintenance or banging rivets on the hangar floor.
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The Path to A&P: Changes to FAR Part 147

Here’s what you need to know about the new FAA rule for airframe and powerplant (A&P) schools.
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How You Can Forge a Career Path in A&P Maintenance

When contemplating a career in aircraft maintenance, there are several variables to consider.
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