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This is the story of owning and operating a 1993 Beech Bonanza A36 in the UK and some of its adventures and flights. I have owned this plane for over six years now.

Monday, March 28, 2011

 

Leaning wasnt so smooth

Recently I had noticed that when leaning my A36 Bonanza, the IO550b engine wasnt as smooth as it used to be. An engineer had a look and decided that it would be worth cleaning the fuel injectors (ultrasonic cleaning I believe) and then replacing the spark plugs. The bill for that came to £413.88 of which £264 was the spark plugs! I remember years ago that a spark plug for my Vespa was £1.95. I should have stuck to Vespas.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

 

Garmins showing 15200 feet


 

Bonanza at 15700 Feet

I had to hold my breath to get my Bonanza A36 up to 15700 feet last weekend. I just wanted to see how it got there. It is not likely I will often fly at that altitude but it climbed impressively and was still going at 400ft per minute as I levelled off there.

Actually I was also wearing a mountain high oxygen kit as well and had a pulse oximeter to test my oxygen saturation levels.


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