Paint work is a big investment, with sizeable downtime and disassembly—and plenty of opportunity for buyer’s remorse. Doesn’t it make sense to plan every last detail of the paint scheme before pulling the trigger on the project?Surprisingly it doesn’t always happen that way, and plenty of aircraft owners are left with good paint jobs but lousy airplane paint schemes....

Airplane Paint Schemes 101: Think Upkeep, Resale

Paint work is a big investment, with sizeable downtime and disassembly—and plenty of opportunity for buyer’s remorse. Doesn’t it make sense to plan every last detail of the paint scheme before pulling the trigger...

Diamond DA40 Star

Diamond’s DA40 is one of the more desirable used piston singles around. It works as a trainer, moves right along for traveling, and for those who might eventually step up to a Diamond twin,...

Forgotten Backups: Think Beyond The EFIS

You wrote an eye-watering check to the avionics shop for the latest and greatest gear, but that doesn’t mean the new suite is invincible. An electrical failure in a single-alternator, single-battery aircraft will make...

Sporty’s Learn To Fly: Resourceful, Affordable

More than a supplier of equipment for aviators, Sporty’s (www.sportys.com) has long had a significant presence in the flight training world, including its own flight school, Sporty’s Academy. Last October, Sporty’s announced an across the...

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