Cutting Your Expenses on Aircraft Maintenance Kelly Householder It doesn’t take an owner long to realize that if they have some mechanical aptitude and the ability to craw into tight spaces, they will find saving in their aircraft maintenance costs. I took a big jump off a big cliff and landed in ownership of a 1977 Cessna 414. I did all the math one could ever do, I talked to many current and previous owners to learn as much as I could. However, nothing could prepare me for the lessons learned with owning my very own mini-airliner. It is my opinion that bang for the buck cannot be beat owning a Pressurized Twin Cessna. I have to also qualify my statement by the fact I have yet to own a Pressurized Piper Malibu with a 550 conversion (future is bright). The Cessna Pressurized Twin is a very comfortable and capable aircraft. Of the 300/400 series the 414 was my pick.. I liked it because it had a bigger cabin, less crowded isle way and also had a built in potty in the back. The plane was Known Ice and boasted 335HP per side with TSIO-520 RAM IV’s installed. I will be creating an e-book with information, tips and shortcuts to how I cut my expenses while owning my last 4 airplanes. Please be sure to sign up for my free-resource library and early updated as more free articles and e-books are created.