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Smart pilots look after their aircraft year-round

With decreasing numbers of certified aircraft and an increasing count of non-certified aircraft, mechanics willing and capable of working on smaller aircraft will be increasingly difficult to find. Therefore, more of the preventive maintenance will fall on the shoulders of the owners. Here are some things to consider as you prepare for another long winter of reduced activity.

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With the fleet getting older and the mechanics getting fewer, general aviation
aircraft owners need to be more active in maintenance.
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There are things owners can do for their airplanes this winter.
Renew your membership to COPA so you can stay up-to-date through aircraft maintenance articles and advertisements. Don't forget to dream about all the neat stuff you could install in your airplane if you had the money.

Take your favourite mechanic out for a lunch and or a beer and pump him for maintenance tips. Take notes.

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Frank Hofmann
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