Why Engines Quit: Failures Are Avoidable

Up to half of engine failures are pilot or mechanic induced. Large displacement engines have a slightly higher failure rate.

Engine failures are the stuff of nightmares. Maybe not quite so agita-inducing as your mechanic calling with a compression report, but worrisome nonetheless, even if aircraft engines are designed with reliability in mind. So are they reliable? Well, yes, if you let them be by slaking them with gas and oil, following the procedures written […]
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