182 Ballistic Recovery System

The other brand C aircraft manufacturer has been installing parachutes in their planes since first production. It hasn’t been without some controversy along the way. Many debate the whys, whens and where one should pull the chute. Others claim having the option...

What Lies Beneath

It’s around Halloween season, so a scary story is in order. The worst fear is “that thing” jumping out unexpectedly from behind a door or tombstone.  A very small change in the past would usually serve to avoid the entire event. Aircraft owners find themselves in the...

All ADs Complied With

FAA CFR Part 91 is an interesting combination of rules for the owner/operator. In the past I saw these only as a list of burdens placed on the owner/operators by the FAA. With just a slight change in viewpoint, Part 91 Subpart E Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance,...

Mind Your (Aviation) Language

(The following articles were written by our friend, Ceri Bartlett. Ceri and her husband, Garth, live in Australia and have been involved in the aviation industry for many years. We recently had the privilege to visit with them and discovered that Ceri contributes to...

Tail Feathers

As an advocate for RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance), I believe if there is evidence to confirm that something should be left as it is, then one should leave well enough alone. This should not be confused with, nor is it the same as, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix...