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Aviation Mechanic Handbook - Eighth Edition
Aviation Mechanic Handbook - Eighth Edition

Aviation Mechanic Handbook - Eighth Edition


The Aviation Mechanics Handbook is now in it's eigth edition, revised for current references by Dale Crane. The definitive FAA reference for interpretation and understanding of all aviation charts.

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A core reference manual for mechanics, aircraft owners, and pilots, this book compiles specs from stacks of reference books and government publications into a handy, toolbox-size guide. Includes all the information critical to maintaining an aircraft.

  • applicable mathematics, conversions, and formulas
  • aircraft nomenclature, controls, and system specs
  • material/tool identifications
  • hardware sizes/equivalents
  • metal fabrication and fabric covering techniques
  • composite materials
  • aircraft batteries
  • inspections, corrosion detection/control
  • aircraft tire and spark plug information
  • the most frequently used measurements, scales, charts, diagrams... and much more.

The Seventh Edition contains information on aircraft batteries and the latest industry practices. Softcover, indexed, black and white with some color illustrations, 4-7/8" x 7-1/8", 392 pages. Stay-flat flexible spiral binding is easy on all surfaces, and allows for easy on-the-job reference.

About the author

Dale Crane has been involved in aviation for more than 50 years. His credentials include: Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, Designated Mechanic Examiner, Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor (airplanes), and Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor. Dale began his career in the U.S. Navy as a mechanic and flight engineer in PBYs. After World War II, he attended Parks Air College.
After college, he worked as an instrument overhaul mechanic, instrument shop manager, and flight test instrumentation engineer.
He spent the following 16 years as an instructor, and then became director of an aviation maintenance school. For the past 20 years, Dale has been active as a writer of aviation technical materials, and a consultant in developing aviation training programs.

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