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Aircraft Systems

GO BEYOND THE TEXTBOOK—ANALYZE YOUR AIRCRAFT’S HEALTH WITH THIS SAFETY SPOTLIGHT

Aircraft are extremely reliable when properly cared for and can deliver years of safe flight. But not all pilots know as much as they should about the proper care and maintenance of their aircraft’s engine, propeller, and pneumatic system—all critical to the safety of flight. Do you read and understand the POH for your aircraft and keep up with all recommended maintenance for every system on your airplane?

This safety spotlight examines an airplane’s piston engines, propellers, and pneumatic systems, and how to keep them in the best condition possible.

You’ll review:

  • The basics of engine operations
  • Leaning techniques
  • Proper propeller care
  • Engine inspections and overhauls
  • Propeller types and propeller preflight
  • Pneumatic system backups and redundancies
  • How to recognize signs of pneumatic system failure