FAA Issues AD on Cessna Twins Due to Cracked Spar Cap

By Mike Nowakowski On February 20, 2018

The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive, scheduled to take effect February 28, 2018, requiring repetitive inspections of many models of Textron Aviation Inc. (Cessna Aircraft Co.) twin-engine airplanes for cracks in the left and right forward lower carry-through spar caps, replacing the spar caps if cracks are found, and reporting the inspection results to the …

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Goodbye FA, Hello GFA

By Mike Nowakowski On October 10, 2017

Today marks the retirement of an antiquated weather product from the National Weather Service (NWS) that has seen decades of service to pilots and other aviation professionals. On October 10, 2017, the NWS will officially no longer publish the Aviation Area Forecast (FA). I am pretty happy about that. Taking the FA’s place is the …

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Why it is a Good Idea to use a Broker

By Mike Nowakowski On March 27, 2017

There have been a few transactions that I’ve witnessed or have been part of in the last few months that have really pointed to the value of using an airplane broker in the sale and/or acquisition of your airplane. The first transaction I happened to witness while I was in the local maintenance shop waiting …

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