Today, great mechanics are scarce. We often hear some variation of “--- four places have tried to fix the problem and …….”. Truth is the aging general aviation fleet takes equal parts expertise, experience and a dash of artistry to stay in the air safely. Often parts are scarce as hen’s teeth and compete with gold in price per ounce. Cost effective sourcing can be difficult, time consuming and sometimes fruitless. But the alternative is new planes with prices way to close to a million and if that were the only choice, pilot ranks would be decimated. So most of us fly four or five or more decade old birds that take a host of real technical and mechanical skills to maintain, and you can’t just plug in the electronic analyzer to tell you what’s wrong. And most of the time you can’t just throw away the old part and get a new one. No, most of the time you have fix the old part and make it airworthy again and that’s typically not the strong suit of the current crop of aircraft mechanics. So if your old bird needs some expert help from experts, come to Aero Resources where decades of experience and love of aviation most often offers a happy ending.
With combined experience of more than fifty years with virtually every kind and type of aircraft, our staff takes pride in quality work, fast turnaround and competitive prices
- Annual Inspections
- 25, 50, 100 Hour, and Pre-Purchase Inspections
- Airframe and Engine Repair
- Engine Fuel Injection System Calibration
- Corrosion Control
- ACF-50 Treatments
- Paint Touch-ups
- Composite Repair
- Dynamic Propeller Balancing
- Approved Modifications
- Custom Fabrication
- Aircraft Weighing
- Oxygen System Service
- Altimeter, Pitot-Static System Repair & Inspections
- Transponder, Encoder Inspections & Certifications
Aero Resources Inc.
Columbia Airport (O22)
Columbia, California 95310
Located within walking distance of the historic gold rush town of Columbia, the airport (O22) has a 4100 ft runway and very competitive fuel prices. Columbia airport uniquely offers an excellent fly-in campground, with plenty of parking and campsites amongst the oaks.
The City Hotel in Historic Columbia State Park offers fine dining and lovely restored accommodations. Many other attractions including Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in nearby Jamestown, features live steam locomotives. The Stanislaus National Forest, including Dodge Ridge for snow fun, offers a vast opportunity for you to explore too. And a number of lakes and rivers for boating and fishing make Columbia Airport and Aero Resources a popular destination as well as great place to have your Aircraft Maintenance or Inspections done as you enjoy the area.
Enterprise rental cars are available at the terminal but to avoid a wait, it is best to call and make reservation so the car is waiting for you.
Aero Resources offers a superior full service shop including our associated organization, Velocity Avionics, located in our facility.
With a staff of five, we can handle virtually any aircraft problem.
Our senior mechanics hold both AP and IA licenses and are pilots as well.
Decades of experience with virtually all makes and models, promises superior problem diagnosis and resolution. It also results in Aero Resources being the go-to shop for difficult or unusual problems that others have been unable to correct.
"Outstanding Results and Service"
Excessive vibration is a serious problem often resulting in -
* Cracked exhaust stacks and sheet metal
* Higher than normal occurrence of oil leaks and light bulb failures
* Physical movement of the airframe (buzz in the seat, yoke and rudder pedals)
* Excessive wear and tear
* Passenger complaints of noise in the cabin..
Altimeter system and altitude reporting equipment tests and inspections including transponders equipped aircraft, both VFR and IFR, which must have their transponder tested and certified every two years