Aviation Safety 21: 21. Lessons learned as a pilot and mechanic, with Chelsea Smith

Pilot, mechanic, social media influencer – Chelsea Smith stays busy, but her passion for aviation is the common thread in all that she does. In this episode, she talks about how to do a better preflight inspection, why post-maintenance flights can be risky, and when owners should get involved with their mechanic. She also shares her unique aviation story, including why she never thought she’d become a mechanic and why she bought a Cessna 150 and flew it solo across the US. In the Ready to Copy segment, Chelsea talks about maintaining radial engines, what competitive shooting taught her, and where to find the best Kentucky hot brown.

Follow Chelsea on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/highmaintenance_chels/

Watch Chelsea earn her instrument rating: https://youtu.be/_mF9_4YUgBQ

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