Cylinders in the Teledyne Continental Motor IO-550 engines are well-known for not making it to TBO. This includes both turbocharged and normally aspirated airplanes with this engine. So plan your operating budget accordingly. Continue reading “Here’s my method to setup a budget for cylinder replacement”
Month: January 2016
Cylinder Replacement, Cost of Ownership Cirrus SR22
We had three cylinders on our Teledyne Continental Motor IO-550-N engine replaced. Here’s cost detail from our Work Order at a Cirrus authorized service center. Continue reading “Cylinder Replacement, Cost of Ownership Cirrus SR22”
Use caution if reserve funds are inadequate in an airplane shared ownership
If a shared airplane ownership lacks adequate engine reserve funds then use caution, because it means you’ll be taxed for the flying cost of other pilots. Inadequate reserve funds indicate the correct cost for operating the plane has not been set aside and that prior cost may be passed on to you. Unless of course – you’re the alpha dog that has flown the most hours or you leave before engine TBO. Continue reading “Use caution if reserve funds are inadequate in an airplane shared ownership”
What is the Cost for a Cirrus SR22 Annual?
This past year, our Annual was completed with a zero dollar invoice to the shared ownership members; even though, the Annual included parts and labor for three new cylinders. How can that be? Continue reading “What is the Cost for a Cirrus SR22 Annual?”
A Different Flight Slope, 2016
This week I’m taking a break from general aviation to join up on a different flight slope – The ski slopes at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado. It’s “high altitude” but my feet are still on the ground.
I hope you can take some time off to enjoy rest and fellowship with family and friends also.
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