Features

Improper Fuel Planning…

Improper Fuel Planning…

… brings tragedy to Springdale, Arkansas On November 1, 2013, at 1742 central daylight time, a Beech C90, N269JG impacted [...]

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Today’s Composites

Today’s Composites

As the demand for lighter, stronger components grows, so does the importance of composite materials. But how is the [...]

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Composite Structure and the House of Commons

Composite Structure and the House of Commons

Preamble I am providing this preamble to clarify the meanings of abbreviations that I use here. For those of [...]

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Jun-Jul 2014 .PDF Download

Jun-Jul 2014 .PDF Download

To Download the June-July 2014 complete magazine in .PDF format, click on the Magazine COVER: [...]

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Sending out Strong Signals

Sending out Strong Signals

In the second installment of a two-part series, Gord Walker explains why some avionics systems are “vintage” in name [...]

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Heavy Weather Ahead

Heavy Weather Ahead

About two hours into a three-hour flight, an air traffic controller advises the non-instrument-rated pilot of heavy precipitation ahead. [...]

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First-time Maintenance Manager

First-time Maintenance Manager

Terminology and technology have changed the role of the old hangar boss, but whether you know him as the [...]

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Teachers: Society’s Unsung Heroes

Teachers: Society’s Unsung Heroes

As a grade-school youth, I cherished my time at school. My home life seemed to be a chaotic blend [...]

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The Regs: Data for Major Repairs and Modifications

The Regs: Data for Major Repairs and Modifications

The following abbreviations are used here and are often used in the aviation industry. You may come upon them [...]

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You’re not the boss of me. . . (I think)

You’re not the boss of me. . . (I think)

The owner, Pilot in Command, and the Director of Maintenance all share equally in the safe operation of an [...]

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Apr-May 2014 .PDF Download

Apr-May 2014 .PDF Download

To Download the April-May 2014 complete magazine in .PDF format, CLICK On the MAGAZINE COVER below: [...]

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Lost in the FOG – Bell 206 N828AC

Lost in the FOG – Bell 206 N828AC

On January 2, 2013, about 0615 Pacific Standard Time (PST), a Bell 206 helicopter, N828AC, was destroyed when it [...]

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They’re not Antiquated, They’re Vintage!

They’re not Antiquated, They’re Vintage!

Pre-digital era avionics are not mere quaint relics, but highly effective instruments that still have their place. The advent [...]

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Ticking all the Right Boxes

Ticking all the Right Boxes

Psst!  Hey buddy .  .  .  are you using the revised 8130-3? If not, here’s your chance to come [...]

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Bringing On Their A-Game

Bringing On Their A-Game

LOUIS ANDERSON, AME, A&P, MT Instructor, Centennial College Young tech talent is stepping up to the plate and doing [...]

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Oct-Nov 2012 .PDF Download

Oct-Nov 2012 .PDF Download

To Download the Oct-Nov 2012 complete magazine in .PDF format, click on the Magazine COVER: [...]

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Aug-Sep 2012 .PDF Download

To Download the Aug-Sep 2012 complete magazine in .PDF format, click on the Magazine COVER: [...]

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The Science Fiction of Avionics

The Science Fiction of Avionics

Here we are, 2014, well into the second decade of the 21st century, and a full 30 years beyond [...]

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Vector Plots a Rising Flight Line

Vector Plots a Rising Flight Line

A Canadian-based MRO provider passes some important checkpoints in what promises to be an interesting year in the rotary [...]

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Engine Installation: Better Stick to the Plan

Engine Installation: Better Stick to the Plan

Previously, we looked at the standard protocols of piston engine removal. In theory, engine installation is simply the reverse [...]

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Deep Inside CAR 573

Deep Inside CAR 573

Someone in your shop definitely needs to know “the regs” if the plan is to sub-contract work this year.  [...]

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The Facts & Fictions of PMA

The Facts & Fictions of PMA

The post-war years brought an eager young player into the business – the builder of PMA parts. Predictably, unpleasantries [...]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside

When the mercury drops, it’s time to rethink your outdoor work practices. Time is flying. Just yesterday, it was [...]

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The Lack of Proper Focus

The Lack of Proper Focus

One private pilot’s legal wrangle with Transport Canada raises the larger issues of fairness and common sense. TC might [...]

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Something in the Air

Something in the Air

It’s fair to say that after fire, the wheel, birth control pills, and Starbuck’s coffee, the Internet ranks as [...]

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Helicopter tail rotors – III

Helicopter tail rotors – III

Helicopter tail rotors …or why the helicopter doesn’t chase its tail – Part 3 Ready for the tail end [...]

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Air traffic management technology: Next Gen. Avionics Explained

Air traffic management technology: Next Gen. Avionics Explained

The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration is well underway with the implementation of its Next Generation air transportation system. [...]

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What to Look for on Propellers Before Flying

What to Look for on Propellers Before Flying

As vital equipment, propellers must be maintained in tip-top shape at all times. In this day and age, it [...]

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NBAA 2013—Selected Highlights

NBAA 2013—Selected Highlights

North America’s largest business aviation convention and exhibition offers a great reason to get out of the hangar and [...]

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To PMA or not to PMA

To PMA or not to PMA

So what is a PMA part anyway? What is a bogus part? How did PMA become an industry? Why [...]

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