Managing CHTs

Cylinder head temperature is an essential air-cooled engine operating parameter. Managing it can help achieve your engine longevity and economy goals.

After 20 years as a flight instructor, I’ve observed that too many general aviation pilots do not monitor nor understand the significance of maintaining cylinder head temperature (CHT) within the proper operating range. Thanks to aircraft system ignorance, failure to maintain engine situational awareness, laziness, apathy or combinations thereof, many pilots are remiss at monitoring […]
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