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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 that their ...

An Overview of the Cessna 170

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 two-seat Cessna 120/140.” Its wings were fabric-covered, had rounded tips, and V-type struts. It had a fuel tank capable of carrying 37.5 ...

Maintaining your Aircraft During the Pandemic

It’s a chicken and egg situation: If you’re an aircraft or a small aircraft owner, you know that aircraft maintenance or small aircraft maintenance requires that you fly your plane from time (if not as often as possible). You do this for business or for your own pleasure. But due to COVID-19 and what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) calls The Great Lockdown, travel has been restricted, including air travel. Rules may vary from state to state (as they do from country to country), but it still affects you and your aircraft. So if you don’t fly, ...

Piper PA-28 Cherokee

Choosing the perfect plane for you is not simple. It involves in-depth research to learn what type of aircraft fit your needs, your budget, and your qualifications. There are a lot of choices from various brands available as well, so comparing different models is the prudent thing to do. It is the best and only way to know the advantages of one unit over the other.    Whether you are a new plane owner or a veteran, the Piper PA-28 Cherokee is an absolute favorite. It is an aircraft well-loved by the flying community. As early as 30 years ago, when it ...

Online Aviation Courses

The world today is all about self-improvement, upskilling, and pursuing your passions. In the past, it might have been difficult because of the lack of resources and the cost of education. With the advancement in technology, the internet has provided people a way to further their learning with minimal cost and maximum comfort. Online courses are all the rage right now. No matter what your passion is, study materials and learning modules are available online.   One particular subject that seemed to be hard to study before becomes more within people's reach - that is, aviation. Aviation has been an elusive ...

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