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A podcast devoted to helping airplane owners reach higher levels of maintenance understanding, along with the inspiration to always continue learning.

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A podcast devoted to helping airplane owners reach higher levels of maintenance understanding, along with the inspiration to always continue learning.

    153 – A Flying and Maintenance Adventure at Ravenswood WV

    153 – A Flying and Maintenance Adventure at Ravenswood WV

    Josh recently purchased his 1963 Beechcraft Debonair and needed some help, so I flew to his airport and spent the good part of a day with him. We replaced a broken exhaust support angle on the right exhaust tailpipe, and then we took a good look around the airplane. It surprised me when we discovered […]

    • 31 min
    152 – My Bonanza Door Popped Open, and My Wife Won’t Fly With Me!

    152 – My Bonanza Door Popped Open, and My Wife Won’t Fly With Me!

    This was Jim’s story when he brought his airplane in for the annual inspection. Listen to today’s episode to find out what we did with Jim’s door latching system… he did most of the work on that issue, and I think his wife will fly with him now! Other items of interest in this episode: […]

    • 44 min
    151 – Things I Found On Tom’s Piper Cherokee

    151 – Things I Found On Tom’s Piper Cherokee

    I’ve known Tom for a long time, and what a fantastic experience it was, working with him on his annual inspection! Tom is the president of our local EAA chapter, and he’s given me numerous opportunities to speak to the group about maintenance topics. Thank you Tom, for serving our local general aviation community so […]

    • 50 min
    150 – John and Leslie Caubble’s Aviation Journey!

    150 – John and Leslie Caubble’s Aviation Journey!

    In today’s episode, we get to hear how John and Leslie got into aviation, and their move from Arkansas to Maui. It’s a real adventure, and I’m sure you’ll be inspired listening to their story! Be sure to also listen to their latest episode of the Fly Maui Podcast, “Don’t Let Setbacks Define You.” What […]

    • 54 min
    149 – Cessna 172 Q & A with John and Leslie Caubble

    149 – Cessna 172 Q & A with John and Leslie Caubble

    In today’s episode, I’m super excited to introduce John and Leslie Caubble to you! They’ve become good friends of mine in the last couple years, and they have a really inspiring aviation journey. We put together some Cessna 172 maintenance related questions, and I thought it would be a lot more fun to have them […]

    • 46 min
    148 – $200 Annual Inspection with Jim Weir

    148 – $200 Annual Inspection with Jim Weir

    You might be wondering, “How is that possible,” or “What kind of shady operation is that?!” Same here. When I first heard about the $200 annual inspection, I was skeptical… until I actually researched what Jim does and how he does it. That prompted me to call him, and he was gracious enough to take […]

    • 30 min

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