Becoming An Aircraft Mechanic

Becoming An Aircraft MechanicFor aviation enthusiasts who own their own planes, becoming a licensed aircraft mechanic can be a very worthwhile investment when it comes to both time and money. An aircraft mechanic is able to check for, diagnose, and repair all problems associated with personal aircrafts, and this can provide you with the knowledge you need to continue safe and affordable flying. Rather than hiring an airline mechanic to inspect your plane in the beginning of the flying season, or waiting on one to make any necessary repairs before going on a flight, you can take care of these issues yourself as you learn more about your aircraft and your passion. Continue reading

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TBO (Time Between Overhaul) – To Be or Not to Be?

Sorry about the play on words, I couldn’t resist it! The subject; TBO or Time Between Overhaul, is a really fascinating subject when considered for flight operations under FAA Regulations 14 CFR, Subchapter F, Air Traffic and General Operating Rules, Part 91(not for hire ). No, operations running under Part 91 do not have to follow manufacturer’s recommendations for TBO. TBO stands for Time Between Overhaul and means having to overhaul an engine at the manufacturer’s recommended times or an approved TBO extension time.

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Beechcraft Innovations

Beechcraft Innovations Throughout its 84 year long history, Beechcraft has brought to the table some of the most innovative designs and concepts in the aviation industry. With such a storied history, Beechcraft has seen some hits and some misses in its 84 years, but continues to push the envelope when it comes to aviation design up until this day. From designing planes used in the fighting during the second world war, to those made for personal use, to regional aircrafts, the history of Beechcraft is a fascinating one for anyone interested in modern day aviation. Continue reading

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What Can Aviation Expect In The Future?

Engine Maintenance For Flight PerfoWhat Can Aviation Expect In The Future?rmance And SafetyAlthough fluctuations in fuel prices are likely to play a strong part in the prosperity of commercial and private airline operators, there are other considerations that are being made to produce fleets that are sustainable from an ecological and a fiscal standpoint. While radial engines are a staple to many efficient airplanes, developments with the turbine engine, such as the Pratt and Whitney PT6A, are likely to take the forefront in green flying. Continue reading

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Engine Maintenance For Flight Performance And Safety

Commercial Aircraft Mesh. Part of a series.Transportation safety checks can take on a greater dimension of depth when the concern is over the flight worthiness of aircraft. Although R-1340 radials and PT6A turbines can require different MRO, it is still necessary to attend to these issues with a regular routine. While the FAA recognizes that aircraft accidents can still occur after a craft has been cleared for flight, there is also the awareness that mechanical failure accidents are minimal, compared to other issues such as: Continue reading

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Propelling Aviation Forwards Takes A History Of Innovation

Propelling Aviation Forwards Takes A History Of InnovationAs computerization and microchip technologies continue to grow as a ubiquitous presence in nearly every mechanical device that society uses, it can become difficult for consumers to understand just how impressive these changes are. Familiarity and dependence can often make these innovations seem commonplace, although even advances that have occurred in the past five years can make older devices entirely outdated. However, there is also a recognition that this shift towards compact productivity indicates larger advances in science. Continue reading

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Flight Safety As A Precaution In Thinking Ahead

Flight Safety Is As A Precaution In Thinking AheadFAA safety regulations have continued to advance as flight becomes a more common form of travel. Although this is obviously seen with changes in commercial aircraft operation, it also applies to private pilots and even home built air craft. Although there is some more legal leeway for private operators, the push to utilize maintenance schedule adherence as a preventive from of safety does still apply. Continue reading

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The Sky Is No Longer The Limit

The Sky Id No Longer The LimitAs private aircraft piloting is becoming more accessible to a number of population segments, advances in experimental designs that support sustainable flying have also become more prominent. This is largely due to the fact that existing turbines and radial engines can not only be obtained to be modified, but they can also be combined with better body designs and alternative power sources to propel the engines. Continue reading

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Timeless Engines Inspire Infinite Flight

Timeless Engines Inspire Infinite FlightMany flight enthusiasts appreciate the fact that while commercial air travel has made great advancements in speed and safety for larger passenger and cargo loads, the basic progression in the history of flight has remained relatively close to initial developments for propulsion. This is especially true when considering Pratt and Whitney’s R-985 and R-1340 radial engine designs, as the initial specs and configuration have undergone minimal changes since they were developed in the 1920s and 1930s. This is also highly due to the effectiveness of a piston driven flight engine that was capable of considerable horsepower. Continue reading

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