Am I crazy?

Well, some may think so. When I bought my Colt I was convinced that since I was acquiring an old certified plane that at least once per year it would have pass the scrutiny of an AME. As per the regulations, it is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that all maintenance is done in accordance with the regulations, and in a timely manner. I take this to heart. After all, as a PIC I am responsible for the lives of all involved with my flying, including my own. Simply put, I am interested in leaving this world the a natural way, and not as a statistic. I am not sure that my Colt would have been safe in the condition I bought it.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

So what is so crazy about that? As a first time aircraft owner, I was way too naive about all the nuances of owning and maintaining a certified aircraft. At this point I would like to dispel any notions that I was looking at a less expensive alternative to renting. I knew from the get go that I would have to fly a lot to come even close to the cost of renting. However,  I had three good reasons for buying a plane. First, emotional, second, convenience, and third emotional. Owning a plane was my life-long dream, I just had to have one, and that should be a good enough reason.

OK, I am skirting the issue here. I am a perfectionist – so here you have it – I confess. So what’s wrong with that? While it is given that all the mechanical and electrical systems in my aircraft must function flawlessly, which just makes good sense, I have a tendency of going “perhaps” a bit further than many others would to fix things. I decided to make this old Colt into a 2012 model. All the “little” gremlins shook up my confidence a bit in the old boy, and while I really like many things about it, I came up with a plan of action for an upgrade. From now on, it is no longer just an annual inspection, it is now a restoration/upgrade project.

In a day or two I will be adding to this blog a separate page, a restoration/upgrade project outline of sort, detailing with the many improvements which are being done. I will discuss safety related improvements, and how I am addressing them. I will address  the lack of a creature comfort in the old boy, and I will also discuss the many aesthetic improvements I am incorporating, so stay tuned.

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