Owner Assisted Aircraft Maintenance

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Alpha Zulu LLC, Jul 21, 2011 - 160 pages
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From the back cover: Have you ever wanted to participate in your aircraft's maintenance, but were afraid to try? Are the rising costs of flying keeping you on the ground? This illustrated manual is written for mechanically inclined Part 91 pilot owner/operators that are ready to learn more about their airplanes. It describes common maintenance activities that are approved for pilots to perform by the FAA, along with a number of other projects that you might wish to complete under the supervision of a certified mechanic. The book focuses on common "legacy" single engine aluminum aircraft built from the 1940s through today. Whether changing your oil, installing new tires, or checking engine compression this 160 pages of text and photos provides procedures and tips gathered over the past 27 years.

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Daniel H. MacDonald has been active in aviation since graduating from Colorado State University in 1977. He earned his Private Pilot rating in 1978, and purchased his first airplane after completing a Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota in 1983. He learned the skills of owner assisted aircraft maintenance from a long time aircraft maintenance master, the late Wade Lowry. His aviation involvement broadened in the 1990’s through co-ownership of a very active flight school named Alpha Aviation Inc. with his friend Don McDonald. During this time Dan acquired additional flight ratings including instrument, commercial, multi-engine, flight instructor, and multi-engine flight instructor. He has owned, operated, and maintained a wide variety of aircraft including his current 1960 Beechcraft Debonair.

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