Aircraft must meet the highest maintenance standards of any type of vehicle. While it's important to make sure that all repairs are conducted by an FAA-certified mechanic, there are a number of basic maintenance procedures that a pilot can conduct or his or her own.
Pilot Mall offers aircraft maintenance manuals for hundreds of different aircraft. Since aircraft manuals can degrade over time or get misplaced, it's important to make sure that one has a backup flight manual for a personal or commercial aircraft.
It's essential for pilots of all experience levels to learn about the aircraft they operate. While a flight training program may teach a pilot the basics of aircraft operation, it can be difficult to know exactly how electrical and mechanical systems in an aircraft work. With a current copy of an aircraft manual, pilots can quickly determine if their aircraft is experiencing an electrical or mechanical issue. In addition, an aircraft maintenance manual can be a great learning tool for aviation mechanics in training.