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A Battle Against Time

Time always works against you, and it’s the job of your mechanic to reduce the impact of time on your plane. One of the larger issues I’ve seen in general aviation is inactivity. Wear and tear will occur as aircraft total time climbs, but not flying your aircraft seems to be the real killer. The impact of inactivity over the years outweighs the normal wear and tear you get flying your plane regularly. Normal wear and tear can be easily managed by your mechanic, but major component replacement is where big money is spent. Inactivity disproportionately affects these more expensive components and...


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