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 G-FOZZ is back in the air and I flew yesterday for the first time in four months myself. It was great to get back in the air.
During the annual the DME has been found to be faulty and been sent away for repair.
The total bill was just over £2000 inc VAT and included £175 for a radio recertification or something similar. Basically some red tape that is quite possibly one of the biggest rip offs ever. My radios worked exactly the same before and after this work. What a waste of good money.
Well G-FOZZ has been out of the air for three weeks now getting its new annual inspection. Typically that time has seen some most wonderful flying days escape the pilots who fly the Bonanza slip by.
Incredibly frustrating bureaucracy and a lack of supply of some new parts means the plane has sat and sat in the hangar while we all kick our heels waiting to fly.