6 episodes

Experts Mike Busch, Paul New, and Colleen Sterling answer your toughest aviation maintenance questions. Submit questions to podcasts@aopa.org. New episodes are released the first of every month.

Ask the A&Ps AOPA

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 31 Ratings

Experts Mike Busch, Paul New, and Colleen Sterling answer your toughest aviation maintenance questions. Submit questions to podcasts@aopa.org. New episodes are released the first of every month.

    "Did you float the dog?"

    "Did you float the dog?"

    This month Mike, Colleen, and Paul revisit sticky valves, diagnose shimmy dampers, give a bit of career advice, and talk about what right looks right on throttle response. Plus, silly pilot tricks with animals! Send your questions to podcasts@aopa.org

    • 55 min
    'I went to the church of lean of peak'

    'I went to the church of lean of peak'

    Mike, Paul, and Colleen talk about why lean of peak if beneficial. Also, the hosts tackle questions on sticky valves, how to properly break in an engine, oil consumption, and more. 

    • 43 min
    ''You're not going to fall out of the sky because the camshaft wears'

    ''You're not going to fall out of the sky because the camshaft wears'

    Snake oil, cranky turbochargers, oil issues, camshaft rust, and more in this month's episode. Plus, a new owner tries to stump Mike, Paul, and Colleen on propeller rpm checks. 

    • 54 min
    "You're never in a situation where the IA can hold you hostage"

    "You're never in a situation where the IA can hold you hostage"

    Corroded control cables, the right oil for engine break in, pesky fouled plugs, and just how far can you push back on your annual. Paul, Mike, and Colleen handle all these topics and more in this month's episode. 

    • 56 min
    I'm upside down and there's no oil in my engine!

    I'm upside down and there's no oil in my engine!

    Checking an airplane for aerobatics, engine failures due to oil starvation, mysterious airplane vibrations, and why replacing cylinders could be a bad idea. Mike, Paul, and Colleen handle these topics and more in this month's episode.

    • 34 min
    Introducing Ask the A&Ps

    Introducing Ask the A&Ps

    New from AOPA, it's a podcast featuring you, the pilot and aircraft owner. Experts Mike Busch, Paul New, and Colleen Sterling answer your aviation maintenance questions. Subscribe today to catch all the episodes.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

cherokee flyer ,

a must listen

If you fly a GA aircraft, you need to listen to this podcast! I've learned something new in each episode!

Wombatair ,

Once a month ?

Wish it was it more than once a month.

gbwez ,

Perfect

I’ve been reading Mike Busch’s articles and books for years, and LOVE that we’ve got a podcast now!

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