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Cost of Aircraft Ownership

What does it cost to own and operate an airplane? I discuss my own airplane ownership experience and cover Finance, Insurance, Maintenance, Upgrades and Add-ons, Hangar vs Tie-down, and engine reserve. I’ll also share my strategy for ensuring there are no surprises when it comes to paying for airplane maintenance. The instrument rating did not…

Building the Lancair Legacy Kit Plane with Adam Molny

Ever thought about building your own airplane? Adam Molny joins me with the story of building his Lancair Legacy kit plane. We discuss the building process, FAA and insurance requirements, the Legacy’s performance and Adam’s first flight in the airplane. If you enjoy this podcast then please share it with your social media circles and forums. Thanks!…

Cessna AD Overkill?

Yesterday the FAA issued an AD (Airworthiness Directive) for Cessna 210 models that is causing quite a stir. The AD calls for an inspection of the wing spar cap to detect and repair possible cracks on 210s with cantilevered wings (no struts, as shown below) and 5000+ hours total time. The controversy centers on the…