Top Five A&P Mechanic Traps

Here are the things you really should not do when maintaining an airplane.
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How Well Do You Know Aircraft Landing Gear?

The care and keeping of landing gear is the baseline for any aircraft maintenance organization.
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All You Need To Know About PMA Parts

Parts manufacturer approval drop-in replacements offer alternatives to OEM parts.
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The Wide World of Hand Tools

Tool trucks can be worlds of enchantment, so it’s important to know your way around.
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How Much Can I Work on My Airplane? It Depends

Certificated, experimental, and homebuilt aircraft each have their own sets of rules and regulations for maintenance. Here’s what you need to know.
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Why Haven’t Leaps in Engine Tech Reached GA?

Piston engines appear to retain 1950s technology to this reader.
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Should You Use Lead-Reducing Fuel Additives?

A FLYING reader asks our A&P author if using these fuel treatments will help their aircraft.
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As the Clock Ticks on 100LL, We Wait Nervously

While things started to come together quickly, the pause we’re all feeling now is reason for worry.
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How to Minimize the Risk of Flying Older Aircraft

To ensure that your older machine will fly safely will take some work on your part.
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Why The Human Factors of Aviation Maintenance Matter

Our A&P tells you about ‘The Dirty Dozen’ and why each of them is so important.
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