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Engine Maintenance

The Two Step Plan Take care of your engine, and plan for an engine failure

During an engine emergency, altitude above the ground is more valuable than a wheelbarrow full of gold By Steven Ells

Today’s reciprocating airplane engines are well built. But on rare occasions they do fail. Simply maintaining these engines—flying often, changing oil at regular intervals, doing 500 hour magneto inspections, using a comprehensive trend monitoring program to keep track of changes in operational trends and insisting on professional maintenance—lessens the possibility of a failure. These steps are preventive maintenance.

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