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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.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Insurance Renewal for G-FOZZ A 36 Beech Bonanza

Its that time again and the insurers have decided that despite being a loyal customer and never having a claim they were going to ask for £600 extra premium this year. I wasnt happy with that so I have shopped around and managed to get another quote to cover the plane at the same price as I paid last year, Around £3600.

Now on the face of it I should be pleased but it begs the question why it costs so much to insure a plane that flies about 60 hours each year and little chance of being stolen against my Maserati Gran Turismo that cost 60% of the price that it cost to buy the Bonanza but costs less than £700 to insure and is driving on busy roads on a daily basis.

It shows that premiums in aviation are a rip-off pretty much like everything else in this industry I guess!


Damaged bracket for landing gear

There was a fault with the A36 Bonanza landing gear that required a new bracket ordering from the States and a small repair. The total cost was £636.


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