Articles, Operations, Technology

What is Preventive Maintenance?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) defines who may perform maintenance on certificated aircraft in FAR 43.3. This rule lists all the usual certificated suspects: mechanics, repair stations, air carriers, repairmen employed by a repair station or air carrier, and (under certain conditions) aircraft, engine, propeller and appliance manufacturers. The rule also permits maintenance to be done by ordinary noncertificated folks, provided it’s done under the supervision of and approved by a certificated mechanic.

Nov 13, 2019

Articles, Training

A Bonanza Pilot Flies the Cirrus Sim

Sep 1, 2019

Articles, Safety

I Go Around!

Sep 1, 2019

Articles, Training, Safety

A Visit to Aero Poznan’s Hypoxia Awareness Training

Sep 1, 2019

Articles, Safety

Critical Incident Response for the COPA® Community

Perhaps you read the annual safety issue of COPA Pilot magazine, Vol. 14, No. 5, June 2019. If so, then you know that a major emphasis was the aftermath of a CAPS pull – the issue contained five articles by survivors of CAPS pulls.

Sep 1, 2019

Articles, Training, Operations, Technology

What’s Wrong With FIS-B Weather?

Sep 1, 2019

Articles, Training

Cirrus in the Outback

Sep 1, 2019

Articles, Legal

Are You Required to Call Flight Service for a Briefing?

With the proliferation of Electronic Flight Bags (“EFBs”), fewer and fewer pilots are calling Flight Service for a telephonic briefing. The question is: are pilots required to call Flight Service to be compliant with FAR 91.103? Reluctantly, the FAA has finally said:...

Sep 1, 2017

Articles, Legal

Holding Title to Your Aircraft: Which is Best?

Frequently, pilots contemplating the purchase of an aircraft ask the question: "How should I hold title?" In my personal name? In an LLC? As always, the only proper answer is: It depends. Liability Protection: Myth or Fact? Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are often used to...

Jul 1, 2017

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