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Ramblings about flying for fun and profit


aircraft inspections

  • Down Time Again

    I haven’t had any actual flying posts lately because I haven’t been flying.  It’s the time of year that the Swift’s annual inspection is due – the end of October to be exact.  I started the inspection a couple of weeks ago and was promptly sidetracked by other projects at home. So far I have…

  • Aircraft Preflight Inspections

    Before a pilot takes a plane into the air he/she is required to do a preflight inspection of the aircraft to make a determination of the aircraft’s fitness for flight. This is primarily a visual inspection, though some systems are operated if that operation would result in a better determination of airworthiness. Wing Flaps are…