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.
Well we have had yet another annual inspection completed on our Beech Bonanza A36 and this time a few small issues to be dealt with that cost an extra 25 hours labour.
Here is the bill below
To Annual Check and ARC Renewal of A36 Bonanza G-FOZZ
Entering all flights for journey log into Aircraft log books. 60.00
2 x Inline Filters (Pressure System) 84.44
2 x Inlet Filters (Pressure System) 60.00
1 x Induction Air Filter 22.00
10 Qts W80 Oil 66.00
1 x Undercarriage Uplock Cable 125.00
Paint and Sundries, Screws, Split Pins Etc 65.00
Standard Annual Check (Complex) 1600.00
Radio Annual Check / Certification 200.00
ELT Battery 85.69
Static Wick 37.00
Additional Defect Rectification:-
Fit undercarriage Uplock cable, Retraction Tests,
De-corrode and re-paint undercarriage retract links,
De corrode and paint engine, repairs to rear door mechanism.
25 hours labour. @ 40.00 1000.00
Survey by xxxxxxxxxxxxx 600.00
CAA ARC Fee 108.00
Having not managed to get out in G-FOZZ for a good few weeks I took the opportunity today to go on a short flight to stretch my wings. I was in for a treat.
The weather was perfect. Cold, severe clear for miles and completely still air. I tried a max power cruise and got a TAS of 184 knots at just 3000 feet. Not something I normally do due to rising fuel costs but I am glad I did. It is just amazing the effect that cold air has on that engine.
I landed at a wonderful little airfield owned by ex superbike racer Jamie Whitham and had a cup of tea with some of the local flying members in the international arrivals cabin/static caravan. What a very nice bunch. Mr Whitham popped in soon after and was equally charming.
I don't know what is around the airfield but I strongly recommend you drop in to say hello.
I quick journey back and
after I parked G-FOZZ in the hangar at the wonderful Hangar 3 facility.