How To Keep Your Mooney Rust Free

    By Richard Zephro

    Our fleet of aircraft is not getting any younger! While a Mooney for instance can last several lifetimes; indefinitely really;  nothing can last and last without proper maintenance including ourselves.

    A recent reminder of that came with removing the interior panels for refinish on Mike Dugger’s recently acquired 1980 Mooney 231 Turbo. This is a relatively young (time-wise) airframe and had just received a thorough annual inspection by Dugosh in Kerrville.

    They had inspected the tubes in the “normal” places and pronounced the airframe as “healthy”. We agree as it was obvious that someone along the line of ownership cared about the tubes and had them inspected and coated with an epoxy finish.…


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