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What Are the Best Aviation Museums in the United States (for Enthusiasts to Visit)?

The US has a long and distinguished history when it comes to aviation and space travel. For this reason, it makes sense that our country has a good number of museums dedicated to the history and science of flight. That being said, if you're the type who is fascinated and ...

What Do I Need To Know About Helio Aircraft?

The remaining airworthy Helio aircraft in operation today are as popular as ever. Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust system for some of these iconic planes.  Helio airplanes have an excellent track record of reliability and performance, having seen action in some of the harshest environments all around the ...

What Is Avionics in Aircraft?

Avionics is a combination of two terms: aviation and electronics. In simple terms, it is the electronic systems used in aircraft (also in spacecraft and artificial satellites) that often include flight control systems, engine controls, flight recorders, communications, navigation, threat detection, weather radar, electro-optic (EO/IR) systems, fuel systems, and ...

What Do I Need To Know About Aircraft Maintenance in Winter?

With winter coming around, you also get a fresh set of challenges when we're talking about aircraft maintenance. Adjusting your plane to cold weather does take a bit of planning ahead of time, especially before winter fully kicks in. Cold weather poses certain challenges that could make it unsafe and ...

What’s a Simple Way To Detect Oil Leaks in an Aircraft?

On small aircraft with piston engines, engine oil leaks are a fairly common problem. We're talking about small airplanes such as those from Cirrus, Cessna, Beechcraft, Diamond, Mooney, or Piper. Low levels of oil due to leaks should be identified right away, as these can cause major engine damage if ...

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