Category Archives: Guides

A step-by-step guide on maintaining your aircraft’s exhaust

A lot of aircraft owners spend a fortune to keep the seat covers glossy or the exterior paints flawless. Some make sure that the engines are properly maintained and are on top of its game. However, very few take time to check on their exhaust. Exhausts have to be maintained regularly like the rest of the aircraft because it has a huge impact on the overall safety of the plane and its passengers. Should an exhaust fail, problems like engine fiasco, carbon monoxide poisoning, or fire can happen. A little terrifying, right? Others, meanwhile, are too confident of the manufacturer’...

Important things to check before you use your aircraft

Air travel is one of the most reliable modes of transportation because it is safe, fast, and accidents rarely happen. According to the article “2017 Was The Safest Year In The History Of Commercial Air Travel”, published by Forbes last January 2018, not counting acts of suicide, hijacking, or sabotage, there were only 14 accidents worldwide that resulted in 59 fatalities. This is an improvement from 2016 figures which recorded 258 deaths in 17 accidents. However, these scenarios can always be prevented and still be improved, especially if you’re the type who loves flying solo. So here are our two cents of advice to help keep ...

Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Pilot

Being a pilot is one of the most prestigious jobs in the world. Men and women started dreaming of this career path back when they were boys or girls holding on to airplane toys pretending to fly them in the sky. But what are the makings of an airspace explorer? Are sharp eyes, high intelligence quotient, leadership skills, or good looks enough to qualify as a captain of a plane? If you’re one of those aspiring future pilots, we’ve compiled a list for you of the top 6 qualities you should possess:   A 20/20 eyesightPilots rely heavily on their ...

Becoming a Pilot

The first step when you are thinking about becoming a pilot is to first decide what you want to fly. FAA's rules for getting a pilot’s license are different depending on the type of aircraft you want to fly. There are a variety of different types of aircraft that you can fly, such as airplanes, gyroplanes, helicopters, gliders, balloons, or airships. If you are interested in flying ultra light vehicles, you don't need a pilot's license. Going hand in hand with what type of aircraft you want to fly, you should also think about what type of flying you ...

Guide to Aircraft Maintenance Lingo

When approaching a maintenance project for your owner-flown aircraft it is essential that you are up-to-date with the lingo used to describe the replacements and repairs. While these aircraft maintenance terms accomplish similar goals, they each have a distinct meaning and fit different needs. When an aircraft component becomes inoperative there are four options; it can be replaced with a new component, a rebuilt one, an overhauled one, or the bad component can be repaired. It is vital to know precisely what each option means and how to choose which is best for your situation. New: A new component has ...

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