Push and Pull Spinner/Prop

When i get fuel i will usually stop and shut down plane close to the pump. Then pull plane closer by hand by pulling on the prop close to the spinner. Then when i am done i will push on the Spinner to get it away from the pumps just enough to turn the plane when started. I was at an airport today getting Fuel and 2 guys were walking by some distance away and i heard him tell his buddy, oh look he is pushing on the spinner. Is there something wrong with me doing it this way? Its a Piper Archer 11 and pushes/pulls very easily.


  • Hi Lenny,
    Pull and push on the innermost part of the prop as you're doing. The spinner is weak and will bend. Thanks for writing!

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

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