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    The Best Entry-Level Pipers

    Longtime Piper pilot and Piper twin owner Kristin Winter discusses the cream of the crop in entry-level Piper aircraft. (Photo: James Lawrence)

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    Short Wing Pipers

    Out of a poor economy came a series of aircraft that were better than expected. (Photo: Peter Lubig)

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    The Piper Navajo

    After initially feeling intimidated by the size of the Navajo, contributing editor Kristin Winter found that it really one of the easiest and most gentle aircraft she had flown. (Photo: Paul Bowen)

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  • "...nothing can replace the skill and confidence you get using spare training time to do weird things."

    - Kevin Garrison

  • "It costs fuel to carry fuel in any airplane..."

    -Thomas Block

  • "All of the PA-28-180/181 aircraft are great airplanes."

    - Kristin Winter

  •   "My happy place is metal and T-shaped and smells like 100 octane"

    - Kevin Garrison


Pete Messina created a new topic ' Aztec Fuel Bladder Contamination' in the forum. 5 days ago

Over the last 6 months, when I sump fuel out of my 1976 Aztec, I see white stringy stuff floating in the fuel. The fuel supplier at KDPA (Phillips) upon looking at a sample couldn't explain what it was. I asked maintenance to investigate. Tanks were drained in order to access the bladders. The fuel cells were coated at the bottom with a brown sooty slime. Bladders were replaced in 2012. Maintenance contacted the fuel bladder supplier who stated that this could be a result of different fuel suppliers haven't different fuel formulations, and the brown soot may be the result. The fuel filters were coated with this soot. Has anyone ever heard of this or experienced this?
I've attached a few photos, along with one photo of a special surprise in the left tank.
Pete N21NC !


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My First Solo Flight - Piper Warrior II - KCNO

August 4, 2017 @ KCNO (Chino Airport,...