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  • Experimental Aircraft?

    Mark Manning|Oct 1, 2020

    As Technical Advisor, Mark Manning brings with him over 38 years of aviation experience. He has performed maintenance on over 35 different types of aircraft and has flown more than 25 different models of aircraft. Q: I am looking at restoring an old Cub but am thinking about a Rotax engine, which would mean the airplane would need to be listed as Experimental instead of certified. I have also heard that Experimental aircraft have a “fly off period.” What are the pros and cons of Exp...

  • Let's Get Technical

    Mark Manning|Sep 1, 2020

    As Technical Advisor, Mark Manning brings with him over 38 years of aviation experience. He has performed maintenance on over 35 different types of aircraft and has flown more than 25 different models of aircraft. Q: I’m looking at buying a used airplane. Are there any items you typically look for in a pre-buy inspection that I can use to narrow down the list of aircraft I send an A&P to inspect? Bill K. A: It all depends on the type of aircraft and age but I’ll try to cover the basics. I loo...

  • Let's Get Technical

    Mark Manning|Aug 1, 2020

    If you are in the process of building or restoring your own aircraft you can now send in a question to be answered in a future issue of the Minnesota Flyer by Technical Advisor Mark Manning. Please submit your questions along with a photo whenever possible to: verlena@mnflyer.com. As Technical Advisor, Mark Manning brings with him over 38 years of aviation experience. He has performed maintenance on over 35 different types of aircraft and has flown more than 25 different models of aircraft. I...

  • Let's Get Technical

    Mark Manning, EAA Chapter 1221|Jul 1, 2020

    If you are in the process of building or restoring your own aircraft you can now send in a question to be answered in a future issue of the Minnesota Flyer by Technical Advisor Mark Manning. Please submit your questions along with a photo whenever possible to: verlena@mnflyer.com. As Technical Advisor, Mark Manning brings with him over 38 years of aviation experience. He has performed maintenance on over 35 different types of aircraft and has flown more than 25 different models of aircraft. Hope...

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