engine pre-heater

Aircraft Engine Pre-Heat

March 8, 2009

I mentioned my engine pre-heater in my last post and received a request to explain it in a little more detail. Engine manufacturers and engine overhaul facilities such as Mattituck strongly recommend pre-heating the engine whenever the temperature is below 20° F. and some sources recommend pre-heating when the temperature is below 32° F. However, […]

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The Resident Swift

March 4, 2009

I have had a few requests for photos of the Swift that I fly on my days off, so yesterday before I went flying I took a few quick shots. As usual, the small photos click through to larger versions. This is the way that the plane spends most of it’s time. My friend in […]

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