Perhaps more than some aviators, I'm often reminded how essential good mechanical work is on an airplane.
Making the transition from a fixed- gear piston into a turbine isn't easy, cheap or quick, but it's possible.
The majority of airplanes in the general- aviation fleet were built before glass panels and digital displays became standard equipment.
The aircraft battery is a seldom-noticed and somewhat-ignored component of the machine’s life-giving systems.
Oil is to an aviation piston engine what blood is to the human body: a crucial element in keeping it alive.
Aircraft ignition systems are one of those things that few pilots give much thought to. We turn the key, the prop turns, the engine catches, and we're off for another day of flying.
Face it. Computers are taking over the world. Like it or not, more and more of those functions we used to perform manually are being accomplished faster and more efficiently with electronic assistance.