This is a high quality facsimile of Aircraft Maintenance and Service by Colonel Rollen H. Drake, originally published in 1949. In simple non-technical language, this book provides the layman, student, teacher, or mechanic with the fundamentals of aircraft maintenance and service. It not only explains what operation to perform but shows how it should be done. Step by step, the rules for inspection, the methods for examining and repairing all parts of typical light aircraft are given, with particular attention to the theory underlying each branch of maintenance. As the service problems of a large modern aircraft require men who are experts in many fields, the subject matter includes the information needed by the woodworker, welder sheet-metal worker, machinist, electrician, the instrument-specialist and all-around, certified mechanic. Advice is offered on what particular woods, metals and alloys to use and the special techniques required for each. This book should furnish all material necessary to qualify for the C.A.A. aircraft mechanic certificate in 1949. Special attention has been given to the approved repaired required by the C.A.A. Abundantly illustrated, this book will serve as an excellent text for courses in Vocational and Trade Schools, Aviation Ground Schools and Rehabilitation Programs. It will also interest the casual reader, and the certified mechanic will find it a useful guide and reference book.