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October 2023

What’s inside…

8 Featured Plane 
Versatile Piper Twin: Aztec Has Big Advantages for Veteran Pilot Aaron Lewis 
By Greg Seubert 

16 Avionics 
Personal Minimums 
By Bob Hart 

20 Sky Talk 
Fly More, Save More! 
Reducing the Variable Expenses of Ownership 
By Scott “Sky” Smith 
How to Calculate Piper Cost of Ownership 

24 I Want to Paint My Plane. Now What? 
By Craig Barnett

34 Arrow Speed Mods: Do They Work? 
By Scott Sherer

44 Industry News

46 Hangar Tip  
Catch Propeller Nicks Before They Become Cracks 
By Jack Boyd

Member Activity 
41 Member Q&A

6 From the Editor 
45 Advertising Index 

On the Cover 
Photo of Aaron Lewis’ 1962 PA-23 Aztec by Jack Fleetwood (