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 nearly six years now.
So far I have got all the info from the four different CAA departments involved and the four different FAA departments involved. It seems this is the likely costs.
CAA Registration £200 Approx
CAA Radio Licence £100 Approx
CAA Application and Survey Fee £1276
FAA Export C of A £1200 approx
In addition I need an annual inspection done on my plane by both a CAA and then an FAA service station. If you can get one that does both the cost is pretty much the same as one inspection so that is the way I am looking to go. I expect the cost of the annaul to be around £4000.
So far then swapping it back looks like costing me £6800. Not cheap. Having said that it would have been due for the annual in about 3 months in any case.
On the up side the company who looks after my plane has offered to rent the plane so long as it is on the G Reg and the expect to be able to offer my about £8000 worth of net income (before maintenance and engine fund costs etc) to me per year from their renters so that will cover some of my costs.
I have instructed them to start the process to convert my Bonanza A36 back to the G Reg.