Cardinal Aviation
Phone: 704-698-5739
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Aviation Maintenance 

What to expect:

Cardinal Aviation provides quality aircraft mechanical services at reasonable rates.

Annual or 100 hour inspections:

Will be performed in accordance with FAR 43 Appendix D.
We will also check registration renewal date, Altimeter Static and ELT due dates. 
Annual/100 hour include inspection, general servicing (spark plug cleaning, etc.), Airworthiness Directive research, general engine clean, wash and vacuum.

Shop Rate:

Our shop labor rate is $70.00 per hour.


Aircraft parts can be expensive. We are happy to research part number and provide it to you so you can order/purchase parts directly or provide us a credit card number so we will order them for you. Alternatively, for owner's convenience, Cardinal Aviation can order parts and obtain parts for owner at a modest cost markup. 

Owner Assisted work: 

Owner-assisted work is a great way for an owner to learn and understand more about his/her aircraft. We are happy to speak with you about a discount off the flat rate charge for owner assisted work which will necessarily depend in each case on the extent of the owner assistance and the owner's qualifications.  


We will notify you of issues we find by the means you like best: telephone, text message, email or in person. We can send pictures of what we are finding along the way. 


Ordinarily, payment will be due on completion of work. However, an advance payment may be required if projected repairs are extensive and/or expensive parts are required to be procured by Cardinal.


For your safety we recommend changing hoses every 7-10 years.  

Aircraft Delivery:

We can ferry your aircraft if we both feel comfortable with it, normal shop rates plus mileage apply. Customer is responsible for insurance coverage. 

A Little History:

Mark Howell holds an Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) certificate with Inspection Authorization privileges. He has been involved in aviation since he was 15 years old. He obtained his A&P in 1980 after completing an apprenticeship program at JAARS (Jungle Aviation and Radio Service) in Waxhaw, North Carolina. He obtained his Inspection Authorization in 1984. He is a commercial pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings and has been flying since 1976. He has worked all of his life in aviation.

Donna Howell is a North Carolina native and has a degree in accounting. She was an Administrative Assistant with Lance for 20 years. 

The combined talents of Mark and Donna serve our customers well.

When Quality Counts
Stuff We Make
Over the years I have used many different types of tow bars. Some were good, some not so. I found myself wanting a light but strong tow bar. I searched for hours and could not find anything I liked so I decided to make my own. After making it several people liked it, made suggestions and we are ready to start marketing our current version. Contact us if you would be interested. The price is 250.00 for our basic model.
The Q Flip
The Q Flip is a game best described as an indoor version of Cornhole using quarters. It is played by pulling back slightly on the launcher letting the quarter fly into the hole. Scoring is just like Cornhole.

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