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Aircraft ownership and maintenance

What are those things on the wings?

When we bring the AOPA Sweepstakes 172 to AirVenture 2016, I expect we will get a lot of questions. When can I pick it up? will rank among the top five. There’ll be lots of questions about the panel (which you’ll have to see for yourself; I can’t divulge details just yet. Or wait for the ...
Aircraft ownership and maintenance

Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time hanging around maintenance shops like the proverbial fly on the wall, watching the comings and goings of airplanes and owners and listening to the mechanics talk. In the process, I’ve noticed that owners often wind up inadvertently sabotaging the maintenance of their aircraft by imposing inappropriate ...
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