All posts by: Charles Gunter

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Propellers get damaged more easily than any other item on an aircraft.  A propeller can be written off in a couple of seconds when high power is used in unfavourable conditions. Surprisingly, a lot of prop damage happens on sealed tarmac where there is still a smattering of small loose stones on top which can […]

How often do we see the starter motor limits exceeded during a hot start, resulting in no start? Chances are most don’t give the starter limitations* a second thought, especially when there are others watching and the pilot’s pride is on the line! Ignoring the limitations could well result in a premature replacement of the […]

If you are flying a Cirrus Perspective aircraft and still thinking in litres it may be time to consider using USG for all of your planning and flying.  I can already hear the naysayers, “but I always think in litres, I get it at the bowser in litres, I pay in litres, my car uses […]