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Archive for March, 2015

Proper priming and starting procedure by Cessna (Video)

Textron has published the following video outlining the proper priming and starting procedure on the 182T, T182T, 172R and 172S Models. If you have ever been stuck on a ramp trying to start a hot fuel injected engine like I have, you’ll benefit from this video.

3-26-2015 9-24-36 AM

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Air Disasters: Breakup Over Texas

In a blink of an eye, a commuter plane carrying 11 passengers from Laredo to Houston plummets to Earth, dropping thousands of feet in mere seconds. The aircraft slams into a farmer’s field with an impact so violent, the wreckage is not even recognizable as an airplane. What caused the crash of Continental Express Flight 2574? Was it human error? Mechanical failure? An act of terrorism? Read the rest of this entry »

Preflight those electrons

3-4-2015 10-28-04 AMPreflight those electrons
Notice Number: NOTC5875

There are so many items that need attention before we fly – airplane condition, weather conditions and our own health conditions, just to name a few. But, now we have an entirely new group of items to check due to our fascination with all things electronic. And, all of the electronics that we take with us need our attention too.

Here are some things that need to be done before the electronics go into the flight bag: Read the rest of this entry »

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