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Aircraft Maintenance: Tips From Mechanics To Keep Your Airplane Safe

3 October 2023   Aircraft Maintenance

Keeping your airplane in top working condition is essential, which means you need to invest in regular aircraft maintenance. Routine maintenance ensures your aircraft is safe, operating properly, and helps detect and prevent any potential issues before they turn into larger and potentially dangerous problems. Our aircraft mechanics share their top tips to keep your airplane safe. 

 

Carefully Preflight Carb Heat 

If you’re flying an aircraft that has a carbureted engine you’ll add carb heat while you’re warming up your plane. Be sure that the temperature is rising slowly, and be sure the carb heat door closes properly. During the winter season, carb heat will clear out any ice that’s present. 

Power Adjustments 

Despite its size and seemingly hardy appearance, your aircraft engine is delicate and you should always handle it with care. This includes making gentle power adjustments instead of aggressively jamming the power in and out. Always use a firm, smooth hand when making power adjustments because this keeps your engine in optimal health and prevents dramatic changes in engine temperature. 

Consistent Oil Changes 

Just as you do with a car, your aircraft’s engine needs regular oil changes. Changing the oil consistently keeps your engine clean and running smoothly, and it can ensure your engine lasts as long as it should. Your oil change frequency will depend on the type of aircraft you have and how often you fly, but our mechanics can advise you. 

Aircraft Maintenance at Monmouth Jet Center

Investing in routine aircraft maintenance is an essential part of being a responsible aircraft owner. Safety is of the utmost importance and our team of experienced aircraft mechanics will keep your aircraft in the best condition possible so you’re always ready to fly. Whether it’s regular maintenance, upkeep, or repairs our team can handle it all. 

For more information about essential aircraft maintenance needed to keep your airplane safe, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at Monmouth Jet Center today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Hangar Space at Monmouth

1 August 2023   Hangar Space

If you’re interested in renting an aircraft hanger in New Jersey, Monmouth Jet Center has what you’re looking for. Whether you need hangar space year round or just seasonally, we have everything you need as an aircraft owner, and renting from us comes with many benefits.

Prime Location 

Monmouth Jet Center is in New Jersey and we’re conveniently located in close proximity to many popular destinations, including the Jersey Shore, New York City, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City. Rather than flying into congested commercial airports, why not skip the hassle and enjoy the convenience of Monmouth? Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a longer summer vacation, you’ll have access to many wonderful destinations via our airport

Ready to Rent 

Aircraft owners who have tried to rent a hangar at a commercial airport have probably encountered long waiting lists, which can alter your plans. At Monmouth Jet Center we have hangars available now, with no waiting list that can accommodate your aircraft.

Room to Build 

We also have room to build your own custom aircraft hangar. Because we aren’t located in a busy metropolitan hub, we are fortunate to have enough space to accommodate expansion, including additional aircraft hangars. If you are interested in building a hangar at our airport, please contact our team to discuss your specifications. 

What’s Allowed and What’s Not

By law, hangars have certain permitted uses as well as certain limitations. Legal uses of a hangar include aircraft storage, shelter for maintenance or refurbishment of an aircraft, aircraft construction, and storage of equipment related to the aircraft. Hangars cannot be used as a residence, to operate a non-aeronautical business, to store items that aren’t aircraft related or to store fuel and other hazardous or flammable materials. Lastly hangers cannot be used for any activities that block or interfere with the aircraft moving in and out of the hangar. 

About Monmouth Jet Center

Located in New Jersey, at Monmouth Jet Center we have a long private runway at more than 7,300 feet. We are able to accommodate various types of aircraft and we have excellent on-site facilities for the comfort of passengers and crew. Our maintenance team is also on-site and available to service your aircraft as needed, so it will be ready for you to make your return flight. We also offer flying lessons for people of all ages and skill levels, so if one of your dreams is to pilot a plane, give us a call today. 

For more information about renting an aircraft hangar with us, if you have any questions, or if you’d like more information, please contact our team at Monmouth Jet Center today. Discover why so many people in New Jersey choose us as their aircraft hangar provider. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jet service and hangar space – rent or build?

7 December 2021   Hangar Space

If you’re in the market for aircraft hangar space then you have several options: renting, buying, or building. Your aircraft is a big investment and having a safe place to store it is essential. In this article, our NJ team at Monmouth Jet Center explores the various options available to you when it comes to acquiring hangar space. 

Investor owned or leased?

If you want to invest in your own aircraft hangar, you always have the option to lease it when you’re not using it. Many investors negotiate ground leases with local aircraft owners who need hangar space. And at smaller airports like Monmouth Jet Center, you’ll never have to put your name on a waiting list or wonder if there will be space for your aircraft. 

Advantages of owning a hangar

When you own a private hangar you can customize it to your exact specifications. You’ll never need to negotiate any hangar leases or worry about finding hangar space to rent, and you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your aircraft is completely secure. Another advantage of owning a hangar is you always have the option to rent it out in the future, earning you extra income. 

The cost of building your own facility

Costs vary depending on your needs, but as a general rule, you can expect to spend $22 per square foot when building a custom aircraft hangar. It’s important to understand that when you build your own facility, you will technically own the hangar, but you’ll still be leasing the ground it’s built on. You’ll also be responsible for insurance costs, maintenance costs, repairs, and any upgrades you decide on. 

The benefits of leasing space

Leasing can be a convenient option if you aren’t ready for the responsibility of owning your own hangar. Each airport has its own terms and conditions with ground leases, and at Monmouth we do our best to accommodate your needs and your schedule. 

If you’d like to know more about renting or building custom hangar space, or if you have any questions about our airport, please contact our team at Monmouth Jet Center today. We look forward to hearing from you.