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Changing Your Own Aircraft Tires

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Changing your own aircraft tires

In this video series, we will walk you through the process of changing your own aircraft tires. Now to be clear, though I, Bryan Stewart, am a licensed pilot, I am not the source of this information. In this case, I am the video guy who points a camera at Jim Hoddenbach.  Jim is an A&P mechanic with IA certification and the owner/operator of Aero Aviation Services at KBTF Skypark.  He has 30 years experience working on all kinds of aircraft, from the Cessna 172 to the Cessna 421, Piper Cubs and Cherokees, and more!  Jim performs many tasks, from things that are more simple, to complete annual and 100 hour inspections, and complex work such as aircraft engine overhauls.

In other words, this is good information. And we believe that you can use it to help guide you through the process of changing your own tires. It is our hope at the Disciples of Flight that by providing these tutorials, we will empower the confidence of the Aircraft Owner who is interested in saving money, and working on their own equipment when appropriate. There is a comment box below in case you have questions (others will likely have the same ones so it’s good to ask there) and Jim will come around and answer them.


Again, we hope you have enjoyed this series on “How to change your own aircraft tires” and that the information that was provided was helpful to you. If you have a suggestion on a topic that you would like to see a video tutorial series on, please let us know.  We’re always interested in hearing about what our readers want!  And we’d love to be able to provide our readers with the information they’re looking for and interested in!

Resources for parts and tires: //www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/lg/tirestubes.html

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I am a pilot, videographer, avid outdoorsman, and aircraft owner. I currently have the honor of owning a variety of aircraft from a J3 Cub to a Cessna 210. I was given the aviation bug by Jim Hoddenbach and we started this blog together to share our experiences in aviation with like-minded pilots.