IAS Blog

by Inland Aviation Specialties

Aviation & Automotive Blog

Welcome to the new series of my monthly blog(s). These articles are based on my experiences of nearly thirty years in the aviation business as a professional wrench twister, and over forty years in aviation total. I won’t bore you with any background information here, you can read all about my colorful career in the “About Us” section of this website. What I will attempt to do here in this space on a monthly basis, or when the spirit moves me, is to share some of my experiences and knowledge on different topics that have stood out, or have in some other way stuck in my craw long enough for me to finally say something about the chosen topic that doesn’t allow for a personal heated debate with the misguided opinions of misinformed or otherwise unknowledgeable “experts” arguing the finer points of their unsubstantiated opinions of subjects they have no clue what they’re talking about.

Enjoy… and feel free to contact me with your responses, questions or comments.

18
Apr

Speed Kills?

Speed Kills?    Fourth Edition, Vol. 2   This month’s topic is one that has always made my blood boil. It’s a saying that is like a crutch to excuse the inabilities of someone when it comes to describing a tragedy that was borne from the poor judgment or inexperience of that person, whether the...
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18
Mar

Stale Recycled Airliner Cabin Air The Myth and the Facts

             Stale Recycled Airliner Cabin Air                       The Myth and the Facts                                                          ...
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18
Feb

Rotax and the Austro-German Philosophy

                 Rotax and the Austro-German Philosophy                                                                                                               ...
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18
Jan

Lean for Taxi

                               Lean for Taxi                                                                          ...
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17
Dec

ANOTHER ICON GONE WEST

                  ANOTHER ICON GONE WEST                                                                                    ...
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17
Nov

Pre-Purchase Inspections

                   Pre-Purchase Inspections                                   (I don’t need no stinkin’ Pre-Purchase Inspection)                                          ...
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17
Oct

They Don’t Call It The “Power Section” For Nothing (part 2)

    They Don’t Call It The “Power Section” For Nothing (part 2)                                                                                    ...
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17
Sep

They Don’t Call It The “Power Section” For Nothing

         They Don’t Call It The “Power Section” For Nothing                                                                                    ...
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17
Aug

I Learned About Air-Cooled Engines From That

I Learned About Air-Cooled Engines From That Third Edition Vol. 1 After the Yamaha shop was sold, I found out that in three months, I would be unemployed by that establishment. After my departure from the Yamaha shop, and now with plenty of time on my hands, I started hanging around Jerry’s shop and one...
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“Cheap work isn’t good, and good work isn’t cheap.”

You know the old saying, “you get what you pay for”, and that’s generally true. I have to put quality ahead of quantity every time. If one doesn’t understand the value of excellent workmanship and just looks at the cost of it, then he needs to find another shop to work on his aircraft… We’re not it.