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Why can't you turn off GA aircraft like a car? [duplicate]

The Cessna 172S Aircraft Flight Manual states the following for securing airplane after commencing a flight: SECURING AIRPLANE Parking Brake -- SET. Electrical Equipment, Autopilot (if installed) -- ...
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What are the reasons for this radial piston engine shut down procedure?

In a radial piston engine, before the engine is shut down the rpm is brought to a considerable high power setting of approximately 1950 rpm. This is to burn the unburnt carbon in the spark plugs. Are ...
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Purpose of CHT drop in piston engine shutdown procedures? [duplicate]

One of the items in the helicopter Robinson R22 (and possibly other piston engined aircraft) shutdown procedure is to wait for the Cylinder Head Temperature to drop to a lower temperature. What is the ...