Yesterday I turned the plane over to it’s new owner.
Nice to see his enthusiasm as we went over systems and he prepared to fly his new (to him) off into the skies for his journey home.
Sad though….it was MY first plane. Kinda sorry to let it go.
But it is just a plane…aluminum and rivets and such.
And the market for 182’s is high right now. Even after the money I put into the plane (some repairs and having the cylinders done, ADSB transponder, etc)….I came out WAY ahead.
Essentially, I have flown for the past 3 years for free, even including fuel, hangarage, and insurance.
But I was sad watching it take off without me.