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.
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.