I was offered the option of “Owner Assisted Annual”.
Which means I am the shop monkey that removes inspection covers and pulls the interior.
10 hours of work (so far).
Jesus there are a lot of access/inspection plates,,,and lots of screws. (And someday, in a dark alley, I’m gonna have a discussion with the ham handed asshole who burnt the centers out of a bunch of the phillips screws last annual…probably with a ball peen hammer to the knees….some people just should not be allowed power tools).
Anyway, this morning I’m feeling pretty out of shape. Too much crawling around and unusual (for me) positions
Breakfast of former champions for me today. (Ibuprofen and coffee).
But I have learned a fair bit about my aircraft, which is the real reason for this evolution, rather than paying someone else to do it.
And today, a work party painting the range. Oughta loosen up my arms, if nothing else.