Enjoying The Holiday

Enjoying The Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving, from your friends at Smyrna Air Center.  So that our employees can enjoy the holidays with their loved ones, we will be closed on Thursday November 26, 2014. If you need assistance on this day, our call-out service will be available at...
Great Tennessee Air Show

Great Tennessee Air Show

The Great Tennessee Air Show of 2014 is This Weekend! Smyrna Air Center is proud to be hosting the Blue Angels during their stay. Come on out the the Smyrna Airport (MQY), in Smyrna, TN, and watch the top aerial performers. See the list of scheduled performers HERE....
Daily News Journal- Power90

Daily News Journal- Power90

The following was published by the Daily News Journal on May 11, 2013.   SMYRNA — For 30 years, Smyrna Air Center has provided services to the general aviation community at Smyrna Airport for everything from fuel sales to office and hangar leases to aircraft...
Special Recognition

Special Recognition

We have an excellent team here at Smyrna Air Center, and we like to recognize quality work and service.  The following is an email from a new customer that we received on May 9, 2013: Dear Neal,  My name is Blake B., and I am a new customer of Smyrna Air Center....
Brazil Approves Power90

Brazil Approves Power90

Press Release: SMYRNA AIR CENTER, EARNS BRAZILIAN APPROVAL OF STC FOR KING AIR GE H80 CONVERSION –SMYRNA, TENNESSEE— March 25, 2013. Smyrna Air Center, Inc. announced today that they have just won approval from the Brazilian Aviation Authority of their GE H80...
Aircraft Purchase FAQs

Aircraft Purchase FAQs

(Part 3 of 5) Questions to Consider Before Purchasing an Aircraft You’ve made the decision to buy an aircraft, and you’ve found a great buyer’s agent / broker to help you.  Now, it’s time to ask yourself some questions; so, here’s a list to help you get started.  If...
Dave’s Maintenance Tips

Dave’s Maintenance Tips

 Pneumatic System Good operational habits of your aircraft can help you to save money and avoid out base breakdowns. Some examples of good operational habits with regards your pressure/vacuum/pneumatic system: I would recommend alternating the engines that you start...

February-March Garmin Avionics Special!

Beginning February 4, 2013, our customers can save up to $1,200 when purchasing a Garmin Traffic solution and Garmin GMA 350 or GMA 35 audio panel.     Customers will receive a $1,000 rebate when purchasing a GTS 800, GTS 820, or GTS 850 Traffic System....
Aircraft Purchasing Primer

Aircraft Purchasing Primer

(Part 1 of 5) As a successful business person, you’ve no doubt been involved in countless complicated high-dollar acquisitions and business deals over the years.  You’ve contemplated the effect on your business, considered the upside and covered the downside.  You’ve...
ADS-B: The Equipment

ADS-B: The Equipment

In our previous blog on ADS-B we spoke of the basics of what ADS-B is, now I would like to share some specific information on the newly released Garmin solutions to the ADS-B mandate. Garmin has provided several different options to accommodate a variety of solutions....
ADS-B : The Basics

ADS-B : The Basics

I’m sure most of you have at least heard the term ADS-B, it stands for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, it is a new technology that allows air traffic controllers to see traffic using highly accurate GPS signals via your transponder. As a result, ADS-B...
Custom Avionics Panels

Custom Avionics Panels

            Years ago, the radio shop at the Repair Station I was working at could not find anyone willing to cut a hole in the panel. When they got to me (I didn’t know any better), I said “Sure, I’ll cut a hole.” From that day forward I...
Pesky Nose Wheel Inspections?

Pesky Nose Wheel Inspections?

        Would you like to install a new nose wheel on your King Air C90 to eliminate the required recurring nose wheel inspections? No problem, all you need is: The Cleveland Kit (Part Number Specific to your Aircraft) The Supplemental Type...
Wing Tip Light Installation

Wing Tip Light Installation

  Installation of Aveo Engineering Wing Tip Lights.     On this aircraft, the original factory supplied light is a combination Nav. Light, Position Light (Tail Nav.) and Strobe Light. The strobe system consists of a separate Flash Tube (Bulb) and Power...

Lessons From Rob #1

My Brakes Don’t Work! I was working in a medium size General Aviation shop and we got a lot of twin Cessna’s.  A 421C owner comes in and says his brakes don’t work. I checked everything, linings, discs, bleeding…the brakes worked fine. I signed...