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.
Well we have already taken care of about 3 hours but we need a plan to get the rest of the 100 hours.
So far I know that the following are planned:
In January I have to do my night rating which is 5 hours.
In April we have a trip to Paris and back Approx 4 hours in Bonanza A36 flight time.
In June we have a trip to the kids Great Granny's wedding which will be about 2 hours.
In June I have my annual trip to Inverness for a meeting come jolly. Lets say 4 hours in total. I have never made it yet all the way due to bad weather and engine problems in the Bonanza but hopefully this year the IMC will help. Last year I got there courtesy of John Lunt who took us in his Turbo 206.
In June we have a trip to Aero Expo for about 2.5 hours
In July we have a trip to Farnborough Airshow ****bugger that will have to be cancelled as its on our wedding day!!!!!*****
In July we have our honeymoon which is planned to be a 6 day trip around France in the Bonanza A36 going to places such as Biarritz and Nice and back so that should do in about 12 hours at a guess but maybe we can squeeze in a few more.
Thats only about 30 hours in total. So where am I going to find the rest. Ideas anyone?
I think I will be able to add a good 20 hours for meetings at the least during the year so that will get me to around 50 but there is going to have to be some serious pleasure flying going on in 2006 in the Beech Bonanza A-36, G-FOZZ!