Benefits of the Winter Annual Inspection

By Sky Manor Air Repair

Benefits of the Winter Annual Inspection Annual Inspection; Defined as the once a year visit to your respected maintenance facility to ensure your plane is safe and legal to fly. Many view this pilgrimage as a ‘why do today what can be put off until later’ – and later almost always means spring. When spring…

Prop Balancing 101 – The hows and whys explained

By Sky Manor Air Repair

Prop Balancing 101 Can you feel a vibration in your aircraft while flying? Maybe it is so very slight, hardly noticeable. In fact, you may have even gotten used to it as just being ‘one of those things’. Many times the root cause of the vibration is coming from the propeller being off balance. Having…

Signs that an engine overhaul is needed

By Sky Manor Air Repair

Signs that an engine overhaul is needed We spend a lot of time highlighting our avionics hangar, and for good reason. With the pending ADS-B mandate rapidly approaching, many people have questions related to this. Yet there’s another side of SMARA right next door in our maintenance hangar. It’s where the dirty work takes place and…

Engine Pre-Flight Inspection Tip – for the non-mechanic

By Sky Manor Air Repair

Engine Pre-Flight Inspection Tip – for the non-mechanic (Originally published on July 10, 2017 Pre-flight inspections – among the many other flight-critical aircraft components that are part of your routine, you’ve likely checked the airframe, tested the fuel, and reviewed the brakes and tires. Customarily you have also opened the cowl and looked over the…

And the Bronze goes to ….

By Sky Manor Air Repair

GARMIN Bronze Award Recipient After only 2 short years as a Garmin Dealer, the team here at Sky Manor Air Repair and AVIONICS is very proud to have received Garmin’s Bronze Award in recognition for being one of their top performing aviation distributors in 2018. This is no small feat either as stated in the…