In aviation, a sortie is an individual aircraft mission, which begins when the aircraft takes off and ends upon its return. As general aviation pilots we create our own missions and many flights are training sorties. Continue reading “Got iSorties™?”
Pilots as a group tend to be orderly and systematic. We use checklists. We apply them to the type of plane we’re flying and its performance characteristics. But this skill for organizing is not always carried over to our flying costs. I’d like to take what many times is confusing and disorderly and organize it into something coherent and orderly. Here’s a clear method for grouping general aviation flying cost: Continue reading “Here’s how I’d group GA flying cost”
We had our SR22 biennial IFR certification performed at a local avionics shop. We scheduled the work in advance and were able to get a one day turn-around. Continue reading “What does a SR22 biennial IFR certification cost?”
The Cirrus Airframe Parachute System pyrotechnic reefing line cutters are a 6-year Life Limited Component. Here’s our maintenance cost summary from an authorized Cirrus Service Center. Continue reading “We completed the 6-year CAPS line cutter replacement”
The Electronics Module Assembly (EMA) of AmSafe’s airbag system contains the activation crash sensors. The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standard states the EMA refurbishment should be done at 7-years. And, you should replaced the unit after 14-years.
Here’s a cost summary of the EMA 7-year maintenance at an Authorized Cirrus Service Center: Continue reading “We completed the 7-year EMA airbag maintenance”