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.
I have managed about another 10 hours since my TT trip. All was going well towards my 100 hour target this year but then our wedding took charge and my jobs in the garden, preparing for a Marquee etc took priority.
Because I got absolutely no time to plan it my intended honeymoon around France in G-FOZZ was watered down to a direct flight to Nice where we decided to stay. At the last minute due to lack of time to prepare for my longest flight ever I chickened out and decided to book on Easyjet. The flight on G-FOZZ didnt happen :(
Since my return from honeymoon at the end of July I flew only once in August to take my mum out for her birthday. Since then I have been away on holiday twice more (yes I know, three holidays in six weeks!) and so I have had no time to fly the Bonanza A36.
During this time we took advantage and brought the annualinspection forward a month and so I have not missed too much flying. I cant wait to get going again but now work is interfering. One day I may get to fly.
Owning a plane is an expensive hobby, it feels more expensive if you never actually get to do it!