DIY Pitot-Static System Troubleshooting

Aging systems are the weak link in otherwise reliable electronic instruments. Repairs could mean sizable teardown and costs.

Technicians hate dealing with the required FAR pitot-static and altimeter tests as much as aircraft owners hate paying for them. And that means the potential for system neglect and ultimate failure of otherwise reliable solid-state instruments. But you can make the dreaded biennial trip to the avionics shop for the IFR inspection more manageable by […]
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Editor in Chief Larry Anglisano has been a staple at Aviation Consumer since 1995. An active land, sea and glider pilot, Larry has over 30 years’ experience as an avionics repairman and flight test pilot. He’s the editorial director overseeing sister publications Aviation Safety magazine, IFR magazine and is a regular contributor to KITPLANES magazine with his Avionics Bootcamp column.