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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An Expert Introduction to Airworthiness Directives

FAA ADs are ‘legally enforceable rules’ that every pilot should pay attention to.
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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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