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All Aircraft: Pick the Right Type and Number of Jacks. Reprint Jan 28, 2022 644
H-60: ECS Maintenance Easier With Quick Disconnects. Nov 8, 2021 207
Experimental Studies into the Analysis Required for the Durability Assessment of 7075 and 6061 Cold Spray Repairs to Military Aircraft. Jones, Rhys; Matthews, Neil; Peng, Daren; Raman, R.K. Singh; Phan, Nam Report Sep 1, 2020 6843
Aircraft: Win the Battle of the Birds. May 19, 2020 178
All Aircraft: Emergency Response Methodology. May 11, 2020 162
CH-47:Use the Right ILCA Jam Test Tool Before Flight. May 5, 2020 324
Black Hawk: Arctic Maintenance Care in Alaska. Instructions May 5, 2020 792
AH-64: Keep Track of Your MUMT. Apr 28, 2020 188
Aviation: Don't Freelance; Follow the TM. Feb 11, 2020 356
Airframe Vibration: Look Beyond the Prop: It's disconcerting, fatiguing and causes premature component wear, but there are ways to tame abnormal airframe vibration. Mar 1, 2019 2486
Exhaust Systems: Keeping Them Healthy: Exhaust systems do their job in a world of heat, stress and vibration. Inspect them regularly and carefully--failure can be catastrophic. Durden, Rick Feb 1, 2019 1254
Taming Corrosion: Inspect, Treat, Repeat: Rust never sleeps, which means an ongoing program of corrosion inspection is in order. Anti-corrosion treatments are worth the effort. Jan 1, 2019 2345
Fresh Out Of The Paint Shop: Check, everything. Then check again. Hart, Mike Jan 1, 2019 1863
Turbochargers. Dec 1, 2018 348
Unregulated. Oct 1, 2018 413
Switch Hunts. Aug 1, 2018 414
Water, Water Everywhere. Jul 1, 2018 517
Hard-Landing Damage: Firewall, Gear Repairs: Hard landings happen, but major damage to the airframe can go unnoticed. Look closely for firewall, landing gear and wheel damage when shopping used airplanes. Santerre, Kim Jun 1, 2018 2539
Ignition Switch Issues. Apr 1, 2018 385
Window Replacement: Options Abound: When it's time to replace your acrylic windows options include thicker material, numerous tints and infrared-blocking materials. Durden, Rick Jan 1, 2018 1944
Hangar Tools: Start With The Essentials: Tooling your hangar for light DIY aircraft maintenance should include good lighting, safe parts storage and model-specific specialty items. Cavanagh, Jim Jan 1, 2018 2514
Alternator Tech 101: Troubleshooting Basics: Arming yourself with a bit of tech savvy can help you recognize the early signs of charging system failure. Some basic hands-on can narrow down common problems. Jan 1, 2018 1622
Maintaining performance: obtaining "book" performance means maintaining your aircraft to like-new standards. Berry, Mike Sep 1, 2017 1879
Electrical systems: prevent malfunctions and system failures from becoming a serious emergency. Berry, Mike Aug 1, 2017 2187
Avionics corrosion: Moisture is the enemy: temperature differentials, improper storage and ram air cooling can corrode expensive avionics. Routine inspection and periodic antenna replacement is worth the effort. Jul 1, 2017 2370
Landing gear checks: know thy system. Feb 1, 2017 2204
Control rigging 101: check it yourself, first. Santerre, Kim Oct 1, 2016 1729
Overall lessons. Brief article Oct 1, 2016 241
Corrosion prevention: cheap insurance. Durden, Rick Buyers guide Aug 1, 2016 2342
Bearings. Jul 1, 2016 404
Inoperative equipment: if something's not working during the preflight inspection, you may still be able to fly. It depends on what broke and the flight conditions. Burnside, Joseph E. Jun 1, 2016 1436
Landing gear. Apr 1, 2016 400
DIY maintenance: tools, manuals, smarts: doing preventive maintenance chores yourself can save money and build confidence, but consider working with a shop or mechanic as a backstop. Anglisano, Larry Apr 1, 2016 2508
Fuel pumps: overhaul on condition. Durden, Rick Aug 1, 2015 2263
Windshield care: clean and repel rain. Durden, Rick May 1, 2015 1982
Of metal specifications, thread pitch and torque. Brief article May 1, 2015 352
Diagnosing a vibration. Brief article May 1, 2015 248
Geared up. Apr 1, 2015 378
Aircraft weighing: worth the price and effort. Anglisano, Larry Mar 1, 2015 587
Bogert battery housings: improving the stock box. Anglisano, Larry Feb 1, 2015 1181
Trim Systems. Sep 1, 2014 401
Post-maintenance. Stewart, M. Jun 1, 2014 457
AFT rotor pylon step is a step up. Brief article May 1, 2014 145
Reluctant test pilot: that's what you are when conducting a post-maintenance test flight. Hart, Mike Apr 1, 2014 2638
Protect anti-collision light. Brief article Apr 1, 2014 223
Safety refurbs: crashworthiness: mods that will improve the crashworthiness of your airplane or increase its overall level of safety when something goes wrong. Durden, Rick Mar 1, 2014 3050
Gap seal mods: Improved handling: initially promoted as a speed mod, aileron and flap gap seals should give a small improvement in cruise, but the major benefit is in roll rate and handling.. Durden, Rick Mar 1, 2014 1958
Simple plug checker: go/no-go on resistance: although it's a bit pricey at $130, this gadget makes quick work of checking spark plugs for high resistance values. Bertorelli, Patti Mar 1, 2014 489
Turbochargers: care and feeding: careful engine operation and preventive maintenance should allow a turbo to last well over 1000 hours. good troubleshooting keeps costs under control. Durden, Rick Feb 1, 2014 2770
An optimization method for condition based maintenance of aircraft fleet considering prognostics uncertainty. Feng, Qiang; Chen, Yiran; Sun, Bo; Li, Songjie Report Jan 1, 2014 5025
Fault detection of aircraft system with random forest algorithm and similarity measure. Lee, Sanghyuk; Park, Wookje; Jung, Sikhang Report Jan 1, 2014 4189
Abnormals: it's not on a checklist anywhere, but you've got a problem. Improvise, and fly the airplane until it comes to a stop. Nov 1, 2013 2497
A holistic approach to general aviation aircraft structural failure prevention in Australia. Kourousis, Kyriakos I. Report Sep 1, 2013 3806
Gear emergencies: they usually come down the first time. When they don't be patient, go someplace where you We out of the way, fly the airplane and run the checklists. Burnside, Joseph E. (Jeb) Aug 1, 2013 1718
Master the rudder: minimizing drag and maximizing performance through superior footwork. Turner, Thomas P. Aug 1, 2013 2131
Shelter from the storm. Stephens, Michael Aug 1, 2013 438
Plugged, stiff, broken. Aug 1, 2013 433
Prepping for your IPC: getting back in the IFR saddle could be as simple as shooting a few approaches. At the other extreme, you could be asked to repeat your instrument-rating ride. Burnside, Joseph E. "Jeb" Jul 1, 2013 1781
Choosing a shop: look for competence, effective communication and willingness to provide written estimates before doing any work and evidence of recurrent training for techs. Durden, Rick Jun 1, 2013 2134
VT-10. Brief article May 1, 2013 151
Aircraft detailing: more than a wash: professional detailing can revive and protect aging paint, but even pros can't perform miracles on neglected surfaces. Anglisano, Larry Essay Apr 1, 2013 1841
Alternator repairs: Plane Power tops: if your charging system quits, troubleshooting will save bucks. If it's the alternator, overhaul is usually best, but there are good new ones on the market. Feb 1, 2013 1660
Retrofit checklists: test-flying, familiarity: retrieving an aircraft from the shop after major avionics work requires a meticulous preflight, flight-testing and a solid understanding of the interface. Anglisano, Larry Nov 1, 2012 1981
On the bare edge. Higgins, Jay Nov 1, 2012 868
Condition code tags need information. Brief article Sep 1, 2012 236
First things first! Brief article Sep 1, 2012 249
Hook up the struts. Brief article Aug 1, 2012 189
Faulty panel removal. Brief article Aug 1, 2012 147
Solving a $3 million mystery. Drew, Kristoffer Mar 22, 2012 983
Corrosion treatments: well worth the trouble: while there is evidence CorrosionX provides the best protection, ACF-50 also works well. Get it applied by a pro, however, or you'll be cleaning it up for months. Van West, Jeff Mar 1, 2012 2073
Aircraft batteries: Concorde still excels: We've put Concorde and Gill batteries, both sealed and flooded, head-to-head for a decade now. Concorde has taken the ribbon every time. Santerre, Kim Aug 1, 2011 2435
Going vacuumless: say g'bye to the pump aircraft originally certified with vacuum systems are now legally flying as all-electric aircraft. a little research will show if you can, too. Van West, Jeff; Anglisano, Larry Jun 1, 2011 2480
Replacement plastic: aftermarket saves big for: aircraft interiors made after the late '60s, availability and price is best in the aftermarket. for rarer birds, salvage or repair may be the only option. Van West, Jeff Jun 1, 2011 1462
Is it airworthy? Whether you can fly after discovering a failed piece of equipment at preflight depends on the equipment, the aircraft and whether it's required for the mission. May 1, 2011 2155
Have a cigar. Reyer, William May 1, 2011 483
Brining the Thunder: Thunderbirds maintainers keep show running behind the scenes. Powell, Chris May 1, 2011 1362
Step by step. Brief article Apr 1, 2011 159
Analyst's attaboy. Nichols, Raymond Mar 22, 2011 417
A step up for maintenance. Brief article Feb 1, 2011 186
Methodological aspects of aeronautical system upgrade/Oro navigacijos sistemos atnaujinimo metodologiniai aspektai. Samkov, Alexei; Suslova, Galyna; Litvinenko, Vladimir; Zakharchenko, Yurii Report Dec 1, 2010 3423
Deep freeze PM. Nov 1, 2010 986
FOD is not your friend fight it! Brief article Oct 1, 2010 370
Post-maintenance tests. Oct 1, 2010 333
Broken and cracked. Sep 1, 2010 416
Closin' up shop. Brief article Aug 1, 2010 148
That's enough oil and grease! Brief article Aug 1, 2010 139
Strength is not enough! Brief article Aug 1, 2010 189
Maintenance by memory. Brief article Aug 1, 2010 158
Composite versus metal: no relief in cost to own: if anything, long-term ownership costs for plastic aircraft are greater than traditional metal construction. Exact numbers depend as much on luck as design. Van West, Jeff Aug 1, 2010 1741
Topside maintenance. Brief article Jul 1, 2010 122
Not a one-stop fix-all. Brief article Jun 1, 2010 137
Put down your checklist! How to buck the widely accepted flight school checklist methodology and flow like a pro. Smith, Lee Mar 1, 2010 2537
Cessna 150G. Brief article Mar 1, 2010 126
Cracks and malfunctions. Mar 1, 2010 392
Rubbing and shaking not allowed. Brief article Jan 1, 2010 191
Night maintenance. Brief article Jan 1, 2010 174
Bad Maintenance is a drag. White, Adam Viewpoint essay Dec 22, 2009 670
All jacked up. James, Allen Viewpoint essay Dec 22, 2009 678
Guillotine? or, Gilleytine? Gilley, James Viewpoint essay Dec 22, 2009 797
Fuel shower (and no cheeseburger) in paradise. Steiner, David Viewpoint essay Dec 22, 2009 938
The risk of the routine. Noble, David Viewpoint essay Dec 22, 2009 737
Snow job: there's simply no excuse for not clearing all ice and snow from an airplane before trying to take off. Burnside, Joseph "Jeb" E. Dec 1, 2009 1335
Maintaining your LSA: few lurking land mines: procedures exist to repair 60-year-old Aeroncas and brand-new Sport Cruisers alike. But owners may have a bigger role--and--headache than they expected. van West, Jeff Nov 1, 2009 2062
Sandy. Brief article Nov 1, 2009 240
Small leak, big (25-Gallon) problem. Owens, Frederick Sep 22, 2009 790
Step-by-step. Brown, Tymond Sep 22, 2009 733
TFOA: things falling off aircrewmen. Young, Rich Brief article Sep 22, 2009 229
Vibration-based damage detection in a beam structure with multiple damage locations/Daugybiniu Sijos Strukturos Pazeidimo Vietu Nustatymas Vibraciniu Budu. Rucevskis, Sandris; Wesolowski, Miroslaw; Chate, Andris Report Sep 1, 2009 6286
More attitude: when your primary attitude reference fails, it's too late to go shopping for some backup. Adding redundancy depends on what you have already. Aug 1, 2009 1587
... And on the seventh day. Perez, Scott Jun 22, 2009 510
The school of hard shocks. Schmidt, Josef Jun 22, 2009 477
Out with the old, in with the new. Steber, Dan; Robb, David Jun 22, 2009 494
ADAN John Cain HSL-42. Brief article Jun 22, 2009 113
+ Modifications add up! +. Brief article May 1, 2009 116
Flight line safety. Powell, Michael S, Jr. Brief article May 1, 2009 190
Crew chief safety. Bogard, Kenneth W. Brief article May 1, 2009 276
Crew chief safety. Ehinger, William E. Brief article May 1, 2009 255
Flight safety. Arki, Joshua O. May 1, 2009 331
Another angle on blade booting. Brief article Apr 1, 2009 151
The aftereffects of washing. Brief article Apr 1, 2009 126
Etu-110 hydraulic failure: takes the "routine" out of the night. Martinez, Jose Mar 22, 2009 592
Between a rock (45,000-pound jet) and a hard place (90,000-ton carrier). Keeney, Thomas Mar 22, 2009 507
"Demon bird". Yamada, Ryan Mar 22, 2009 959
How poor tool control launched the ready. Koval, Michael Mar 22, 2009 469
The difference between secure and soaking wet. Richards, Matthew Mar 22, 2009 711
It's all in the details. Backhaus, Todd Mar 22, 2009 371
ORM for the maintainer. Komornik, Denis Mar 22, 2009 938
Ouija board bids farewell. Mar 22, 2009 446
NAMDRP and WESS reporting. Austin, Michael Mar 22, 2009 582
Checking out rags: why it should be done. Hess, John Brief article Mar 22, 2009 222
FIKI: do you really need it? Flight-into-known-icing approval shouldn't change the fundamental safety equation. But cirrus' impressive integrated approach to de-icing is just a better system. Mar 1, 2009 2151
Don't push on generator screen cover. Brief article Mar 1, 2009 151
Hold up the light. Feb 1, 2009 382
Easier access for Red Arrows acrobats. Brief article Jan 14, 2009 273
Flap follow-up cable. Brief article Jan 1, 2009 110
Pay for play: managed maintenance: for a modest fee, Savvy aircraft maintenance management proposes to oversee the wrenching, sparing you the hassle. Is it worth it? Burnside, Joseph E. (Jeb) Jan 1, 2009 1466
Aligning maintenance metrics: improving C-5 TNMCM. Pendley, Scotty A.; Thoele, Benjamin A.; Albrecht, Timothy W.; Howe, Jeremy A.; Antoline, Anthony F. Report Dec 22, 2008 7341
Establishing C-5 TNMCM standards. Pendley, Scotty A.; Thoele, Benjamin A.; Howe, Jeremy A.; Antoline, Anthony F.; Golden, Roger D. Report Dec 22, 2008 6834
Post-maintenance test flights: post-maintenance test flying can be risky. Leave your ego at home and triple-check that no details have been left to chance. Anglisano, Larry Dec 1, 2008 2577
Engine flushing and the IPAS. Brief article Dec 1, 2008 181
The maintenance department and you, the aviator. Ortiz, Bert Nov 1, 2008 1828
Proficiency checklist: an idea that's been around for a long time comes back to help you save some money on fuel and keep the edge you worked for with just a little extra effort. Bowlin, Frank Nov 1, 2008 2314
Maximizing efficiency: spending some extra time effort to minimize drug and weight while changing the way you fly can pay real dividends. Leis, Ray Oct 1, 2008 2545
LSA avionics upgrades: no shortage of options: the regulations for modifying the avionics in a modern Light Sport are lenient. Space, electrical capacity and budget may prove to be much tighter. Anglisano, Larry Oct 1, 2008 2919
"Don't worry about that ...": when little things start piling up, it's time to listen to that inner voice telling you to step back and troubleshoot the situation. Straw, Bill Jul 1, 2008 2753
Turn in unserviceable test gear. Brief article Jul 1, 2008 137
Replace aging aircraft or risk irrelevancy, general says; Air Force print news (March 5, 2008). Lake, Jason Jul 1, 2008 847
Successes and challenges: T56 engine line--Little Rock AFB. Hoffer, Jeffrey; Haar, David; Hagerman, Nicole Report Jun 22, 2008 2576
Flying aging aircraft: even though it might perform as well--or better than--a new one, you'll need to pay extra attention as your older airplane ages. Turner, Thomas P. May 1, 2008 2714
Fine wire vs. massive: which is better? Although fine wire spark plugs cost three times as much as massives, they last longer and deliver more efficient combustion. We think they're worth the cost. Santerre, Kim Apr 1, 2008 2131
Awakenings: getting back in the game after you and your plane have spent a winter hibernating really only means taking some time for planning and review. Bowlin, Frank Apr 1, 2008 1949
Wear and tear. Apr 1, 2008 403
Bent, corroded, cracked. Feb 1, 2008 435
Brake right: safe ground operations depend on knowing your airplane's brake system and how to obtain reliable stopping power when you really need it. Saini, Meredith Jan 1, 2008 2321
Bent, corroded, cracked. Jan 1, 2008 421
Cold-hearted: you're probably not pre-heating your airplane correctly. Why it needs more than a few minutes of warm air and what can happen when you don't meet that need. Gugeler, Mike Dec 1, 2007 2727
Corrosion and leaks. Dec 1, 2007 417
Cockpit traps: knowing more about how some of the things in your cockpit work and to what they're connected can help diagnose and resolve in-flight problems. Turner, Thomas P. Nov 1, 2007 2166
Fretting and chafing. Nov 1, 2007 444
Split-flap condition: Beech A65. Brief article Oct 1, 2007 144
Worn landing gear mount holes: Piper PA34-200. Brief article May 1, 2007 163
Christmas in Iraq. Gates, Andrew Jun 22, 2006 682
Finding keys to FOD prevention and awareness: the estimated cost to rebuild a FODed motor is $330,700 at a depot. Turner, John Jun 22, 2006 954
On the cuff of failure. Daniel, Cassandra Jun 22, 2006 726
Tanks for the lesson. Morrison Jun 22, 2006 528
Simple brass ring. Rafanello, Nicholas Jun 22, 2006 429
After the crash: you and your passengers are okay, but the airplane will need some work before it flies again. How will you secure it and handle what comes next? Burnside, Joseph E. Jun 1, 2006 2590
Breaking the flick. Feb 1, 2006 531
Imagine the consternation the would arise if the PPC of a P-3 crew walked up to the maintenance officer and announced ... we just spun it. Nov 1, 2005 806
"We just put an aircraft in the bay!". Clouser, David B. Nov 1, 2005 1062
Fire under the radar dome! Boswell, Rick Sep 22, 2005 564
High is low, and low is high. Elmore, John Sep 22, 2005 697
It was our first no-fly day. Barnes, Kinsey M. Sep 22, 2005 716
There are reasons of rules. Moffett-Carvalho, Jules Sep 22, 2005 1503
AD3(AW) Thomas Banach VFA-83. Brief Article Sep 22, 2005 111
AM2(AW) Steven M. Floyd VFA-192. Brief Article Sep 22, 2005 97
AE1 (AW) Robed Price VAQ-139. Brief Article Sep 22, 2005 107
AD2(AW/SW) Douglas Wright HC-6. Brief Article Sep 22, 2005 104
Time critical factors in an emergency situation. Cintron, Edgar Sep 22, 2005 518
Corrosion treatment: made easier. Aug 1, 2005 332
One shot, one kill. Cruz, V.S. Jun 22, 2005 479
Crunch! Greyhawk meets Hawkeye. Oliver, Alfonso Jun 22, 2005 366
A steel-beach picnic gets exciting. Deleo, Nick Jun 22, 2005 627
PPE--it does a body good! Pierce, Jessie Jun 22, 2005 419
Secrets to maintenance success. Kukahiko, John Jun 22, 2005 488
Pack for your maintenance needs. Brief Article Jun 1, 2005 286
Aircraft cleaning the right way. Brief Article Aug 1, 2004 281
Desert redeployment cleaning. Jul 1, 2004 449
"No step": ... means don't step. Lohman, Torran A. Dec 22, 2003 639
Bravo Zulu. Dec 22, 2003 568
Injury on the flight deck. Cassidy, Rob Dec 22, 2003 402
Don't get grounded. Chezick, Scott Dec 22, 2003 632
ORM for maintainers. Bean, Dave Dec 22, 2003 750
One squadron with a great tagout system. Whatley, Carl Brief Article Dec 22, 2003 309
A junkyard for aircraft research. O'Leary, Jay Jun 1, 1998 730

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