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October 2022
What’s inside…

8 Featured Plane
Off to a Flying Start
Austin Levin Takes to the Skies in a 180H Skywagon
By Dan Brownell

18 Avionics
Digital Autopilots Five Years Later
By Bob Hart

22 Sky Talk
Prop Strike Damage
When Do I Need an Engine Teardown?
By Scott “Sky” Smith

Click here for the complete 553C service bulletin referenced in this article.

26 Introduction to Borescoping Part 1
Using Inspection Photos to Lower Maintenance Costs and Improve Safety
By Scott Sellers

Listen to the podcast that led to the borescoping article. Click here.

30 Kevin Horrell’s 182 Restoration Part 1
Interior and Panel
By Rocky Landsverk

40 AWI, Acorn Merger Creates One-Stop Exhaust Shop
By Rocky Landsverk

46 Hangar Tip
How the Seat Rail AD Inspection Works
AD 2011-10-09: Every 100 Hours or 12 Months
By Elizabeth Gibbs