Maintenance and Inspection119 videos
Webinar- Errors of Distraction
Mechanics need a distraction-free workplace when performing safety-critical maintenance tasks. Unfortunately, many GA maintenance shops are distraction-rich environments. Mike Busch A&P/IA talks about measures aircraft owners and pilots should take.
Webinar- An IA's Dilemma
When performing an annual inspection, what should an IA do when they find something in the aircraft's maintenance records that conflicts with what the aircraft owner says? Maintenance expert and A&P/IA Mike Busch explores this issue.
Webinar- Breaking Good
Mike Busch, A&P mechanic with inspection authorization discusses how to break in new engine cylinders. Just one, two, or after a top or major overhaul. Mike cuts thru conflicting information, and reviews the principles of how to do it right.
Webinar- Annuals: Just an Inspection
When aircraft go in for their annual inspection, many A&P/IAs assume it's okay to repair any discrepancies they find in the course of the inspection. Mike Busch advises owners how to clearly explain to their IA what they are authorized to do.
Webinar- Tail Wheels 101: Inspection and Maintenance
Improperly maintained tail wheels can cause ground handling and potential loss of control issues. EAA Flight Training Manager and A&P/IA mechanic Joe Norris discusses commonly overlooked items and tips to inspect and maintain a tail wheel assembly.
Webinar- Post-Maintenance Checklist
The first flight after maintenance is by far the most likely time for something to go wrong with the aircraft. Mike Busch A&P/IA offers advice on what you should do before and during the first flight after an annual or other major maintenance.
Webinar- Operating Oversquare
Many pilots of constant speed prop airplanes have been cautioned never to operate oversquare, with manifold pressure (in inches) above rpm (divided by 100), to avoid damaging the engine. This is dead wrong according to engine guru Mike Busch.
Webinar- Turbocharging Systems
The job of a turbocharging system is to fool the engine into thinking it's at sea level even when you're flying at flight level 180. Mike Busch explains how turbo-systems work and explores their pros and cons.
Webinar- Inside the Crankcase
The crankcase of your aircraft engine contains the crankshaft, camshaft, connecting rods, bearings, gears, and other components that are collectively known as the "bottom end". Mike Busch takes you for a guided picture tour of these components.
Webinar- What's Changed, What Hasn't
Mike Busch, A&P mechanic with inspection authorization, looks back over the more than 50 years that he's owned piston GA airplanes and explores what has changed in piston powerplant technology over that time and what hasn't changed.
Webinar- Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot
Mike Busch explores the various ways that aircraft owners inadvertently sabotage the maintenance of their aircraft by imposing inappropriate time constraints or financial pressures on their A&P mechanics.
Webinar- Planes and Cars
Mike Busch discusses why aircraft engines need to be overhauled every 2,000 hours while car engines don't? Why do planes cost so much more than cars? Are these fair comparisons, or are they apples and oranges? Tune in for an interesting discussion.
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