aircraft pre-purchase inspections

061 - Citation Jet Ownership, Maintenance + Inspections | Airplane Intel Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. It’s our goal to help you make safer and smarter decisions with your personal or business aircraft. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week Don and I discuss jet aircraft maintenance and inspections. We focus in on the Cessna Citation line to explore the differences and details of jet ownership and maintenance requirements. If you’re a new jet owner, or thinking of becoming one, this episode is for you.

057 - Selling Your Airplane

In this bonus episode, Don flies solo to talk about something new. Don tells about how to sell your airplane and structure the deal. Plus aircraft ownership news about ADS-B rebates.

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. It’s our goal to help you make safer and smarter decisions with your personal or business aircraft. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

052 - Owning an Experimental Airplane | Airplane Intel Podcast | Aviation Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week we interview the owner of an experimental Glasair II to find out what it’s like to own, fly, and maintain an experimental airplane. If you’re considering getting an experimental airplane, you’ll want to hear this one! And you won’t want to miss the unusual, yet awe-inspiring story of how he came to own this cross-country cruiser.

050 - Avoiding legal mistakes when buying an airplane

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week we wrap up our How to Buy an Airplane Series with Part 6. This time, how to avoid legal mistakes when buying and selling aircraft with aviation attorney Talbot Martin.

047 - Aircraft Financing w/ AOPA Finance | Aviation Podcasts

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

In part 3 of our How to Buy an Airplane series, what you should know about financing an airplane with AOPA Finance president Adam Meredith. If you’re considering financing some or all of your next aircraft purchase, or even avionics upgrades or engine overhauls, you won’t want to miss this!

046 - Cessna 172 vs. Piper Cherokee vs. Beech Musketeer | Aviation Podcasts

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, we’re back to single-engine land airplanes to compare the Cessna 172 with the Piper PA-28 Cherokee and Beechcraft Musketeer. Plus aircraft ownership news, Alphabet Soup, and Don’s Tip of the Week.

043 - Sun N' Fun 2018 Coverage [INTERVIEWS + More] | Airplane Intel Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week Don and I talk about the great people we met, cool airplanes we saw, and interesting things we learned during Sun N Fun 2018 in Lakeland, FL.

041 - Owning a Mooney M20C

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week we interview Mitch, the owner of a 1962 Mooney M20C. He shares the ins and outs of Mooney ownership including maintenance, cost of ownership, and more. Plus, aircraft ownership news, new videos, and a few big announcements.

040 - The Turbo Commander 690B + More | Airplane Intel Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

In this short episode, Don is flying solo to discuss the Turbo Commander 690B turboprop including a special STC. Then Don reveals a great source for decoding aviation acronyms. Plus, new Plane Partnership Members and the Tip of the Week.

039 - The Beechcraft Baron and Owning a Twin - Aviation Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week Don and I discuss the Beechcraft Baron and ways to make owning a twin more affordable. Plus aircraft ownership news, Don’s tip of the week, and your feedback.

038 - How to Buy a Single-Engine Airplane + More!

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, Don talks about how to buy a single-engine airplane and gives his opinions on several makes and models based on some of the airplane prebuys we’ve done this year including the Beechcraft A36 Bonanza. Plus, aircraft ownership news, our upcoming seminar, and Don’s tip of the week.

036 - Turboprop Engine Discussion + More | Airplane Intel Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, Don discusses some of the differences between the Pratt & Whitney PT6 turboprop engines and the Garett TPE-331 engines found on many twin turboprops such as the Cessna 425 Conquest, MU2, and Merlin III. Plus aircraft ownership news and a new SAIB for turbocharger exhaust clamps.

034 - The Beech Debonair and how to buy an airplane + more!

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective. 

In this episode, Don is flying solo! He discusses the Beechcraft Bonanza and Debonair. Then, he talks about the process of buying an airplane and what to expect during the pre-purchase inspection. Plus, Don’s tip of the week about preparing your airplane for the winter months and your feedback.

033 - Aircraft Turbocharging + More | Aviation Podcasts

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, thanks to requests from our listener survey, we talk about the pros and cons of buying a turbocharged airplane. Then we talk about some recent avionics equipment approvals in this week’s Alphabet Soup. Plus aircraft ownership news, Don’s tip of the week, and your feedback.

032.5 - The Cessna Cardinal Part 2 | Aviation Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, we hear from our friend Arthur Billingsley to continue our conversation about the Cessna Cardinal. Art tells us what it was like to own, fly and maintain a Cessna 177RG, and why he chose the Cardinal over competing aircraft such as the Mooney 201 and Piper Arrow.

031 - Hawker/Beechjet 400, WAAS, Thrust Reversers + More!

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective. 

This week, we discuss one of the most interesting light jets in the sky, the Hawker/Beechcraft 400, with corporate pilot and aircraft manager Mark Feldman. Mark also tells us about his Boeing Stearman, which you won’t want to miss. Then we talk about WAAS in our new segment Alphabet Soup. Plus, aircraft ownership news, Don’s Tip of the week, and your feedback.

030 - TBM-700 vs. Piper Meridian + More!

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, we’re talking about single-engine turboprops with a side-by-side comparison on the Socata TBM-700 to the Piper PA-46T Meridian. Then we introduce a new segment called the Alphabet Soup. Also, there’s a new AD out there that might affect your ELT. Plus, aircraft ownership news, Don’s Tip of the week, your feedback, and an aftershow.

029 - The Cessna 310 w/ Owner/Pilot Art Billingsley, 3 Tips for More Speed + More!

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, we interview Arthur Billingsley, the pilot and owner of a 1974 Cessna 310Q. Together, we’ll get the inside scoop on what it’s like to own, maintain, and manage a piston twin. Then I share some ideas for getting more performance from your airplane. Plus, aircraft ownership news, Don’s Tip of the week and your feedback.

028 - The Piper Arrow, New Live Stream + More - Airplane Intel Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, thanks to a listener request, we are covering the Piper Arrow series of single-engine airplanes. We also talk about a new weekly live stream series we want to start for current and future aircraft owners, as well as aircraft mechanics and pilots. Plus, aircraft ownership news, the tip of the week, and your feedback.

Special Edition: An Aeronautical Engineer's Perspective

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, Don interviews podcaster, aeronautical engineer, and future pilot Lucas Weekley of The Logbook Podcast. He shares an engineer's perspective on aircraft design & construction, building airplanes, and experimental - plus a lot more.