Revoluntionary Approach to General Aviation Maintenance By: Mike
“There’s a dirty little secret about
aviation maintenance: it often breaks aircraft instead of fixing
“Manifesto” is the much-anticipated first book from renowned aviation
columnist and speaker Mike Busch. Written in typical no-nonsense style, it lays
out the basis of Mike's “minimalist” maintenance philosophy for owner-flown
general aviation aircraft. An owner who follows the book's guidance can save a
small fortune on maintenance costs and end up with a safer, more reliable
Owners are advised to perform the absolute least amount of maintenance
required to make their aircraft safe, reliable and legal… and nothing more. The
book explains in detail why engine and propeller TBOs and most other
manufacturer-prescribed maintenance intervals should be disregarded. And
“Manifesto” explains exactly how to do it.
Mike Busch is arguably the best-known A&P/IA in general aviation. In
2008, he was honored by the FAA as “National Aviation Maintenance Technician of
the Year.” Mike has been a prolific aviation writer for more than four decades.
His “Savvy Aviator” columns have appeared in numerous publications including EAA
Sport Aviation, AOPA’s Opinion Leader’s Blog, AVweb, and magazines for the three
largest GA type clubs (ABS, CPA, and COPA). He is renowned for his free monthly
maintenance webinars and his standing-room-only forums at EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh. Mike has been a pilot and aircraft owner for 45 years with 7,500+ hours
logged, and he is a CFIA/I/ME. He’s founder and CEO of Savvy Aircraft
Maintenance Management, Inc., the world’s largest firm providing
maintenance-management services for owner-flown aircraft.