Electrical power… you need it in your airplane, especially for night flying and for IFR.

In light of this, you want to avoid surprise electrical problems, if at all possible.

So here is one simple inspection that you, as an airplane owner, can do yourself, to help verify that your alternator will perform reliably when you need it most.

Listen to today’s episode, and do this simple test, as shown in the following video:

If you see this condition on ANY of your alternator terminals, get it fixed ASAP!


Also for today, I want to wish all of you a merry Christmas!  My good friend Brian Holmes, released this video this week on his website at and since he did such a fantastic job, I thought I would share it with all of you.  This is totally worth 17 minutes of your time!