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
Todayâ€™s reciprocating airplane engines are well built. But on rare occasions they do fail. Simply maintaining these enginesâ€”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 maintenanceâ€”lessens the possibility of a failure. These steps are preventive maintenance.
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