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What are the different types of corrosion that affect your aircraft?

Corrosion is a big problem for every mechanic in the world. Like any other vehicle, aircraft are susceptible to corrosion. Its effects may or may not be seen right away, so it is best to always check up on your aircraft for affected areas. Corrosion is responsible for a lot of damages in your plane, and it will cost you a lot if they're left untreated.    To deal with this problem, mechanics apply paint on the different parts of the aircraft. The paint will help delay the effects of corrosion on the metal. However, all metals will...

Best Light Aircraft

Buying your first ever aircraft is a monumental moment. It is something that gives you a great feeling of accomplishment and pride. After all, not everyone considers a plane a necessary thing to buy, and not everyone can afford it. But before you go flying, you have to know your options. Choosing an aircraft depends on your needs and your budget.   Most people don't even know that you can buy an airplane for a price less than that of your car. Starting at $15,000, you can have one of the older models. But make no mistake, they...

Spread Your Wings, Prepare to Fly: A Guide for Future Pilots

We all have that one dream or ambition that we hope to fulfill in our lifetime. As kids, we role-played, daydreamed, and fantasized about it — getting lost in a world in the future that we don’t really know how we will get to. But, as they say, it all begins with a dream. And then one day, we’re there: we are at that age and position to decide who we want to be. And if by good chance we have the support of family and loved ones, even better. This goes beyond Atreyu riding the dragon Falcor in “The Never...

Aircraft Lessons: What is an Airworthiness Directive

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) refers to the rules and regulations published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the United States federal government. The CFR includes laws governing all aviation in the country, listed in Title 14 under Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), as prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 14 CFR 91.7 states that it is strictly prohibited for any person to operate an aircraft that is not in an airworthy condition. It is worth noting that airworthiness is not necessarily the same as flyable. In fact, many aircrafts owners might not even aware...

Cess who? This piece on the Cessna 170 says it all!

As traffic jams become more commonplace in many busy cities around the world today, many would joke about taking helicopters to work. Many do not know, though, that in the 1940s, the Cessna Aircraft Company already thought about this. They thought of the man who traveled for work, or the “businessman-pilot.” Lo and behold, by 1948, the Cessna 170 was born.  According to a piece written by Mark Twombly for AOPA Pilot, the Cessna 170 “was conceived as a growth version of the...

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