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Archive for January, 2013

Compressor Wash

Q: I live in Florida. How often should I do a compressor wash on my PT-6? A: Pratt & Whitney recommend that you do a compressor wash at least once a week if the airplane is exposed to occasional salt air.   by

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The Importance of Preflighting your King Air

I recently trained a student that experienced an interesting event while flying an E-90. While cruising at FL210, the upper door latch failed from fatigue. The upper portion of the door opened about six inches resulting in an explosive decompression. The pilot stated one of the more unusual aspects of the rapid loss of cabin […]

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