Finally ... we got one more bird in the air today. After few weeks in the workshop Pegase was fit enough to hit the air. Selwyn did the complete rewiring and installed the new radio as well as CAI 303. The instrument panel isn't beautiful as yet and there are still some cosmetics to be done but at least it's serviceable. I completed the Form 2 inspection together with the corresponding paperwork and declared the aircraft airworthy - how cool does that sound, huh?
The 302 still has the turn point database from Poland. As soon as we started it up my name appeared on the screen and the "go to" point: Leszno. Well, it's gonna be a long flight starting well below final glide to destination. Arnold did the first flight and complained that the unit was beeping at him all the time. I think the gadget was just trying to say: "mate, you're not seriously trying to head for Leszno, are ya?"
|a serious clean for the seat pan|
|last detailed inspections before rigging and a good wash|
|all nice and shiny ready to go on 17|
We had a great laugh last night when Ziggy discovered this video on YouTube. We witnessed the action in Jerilderie earlier this year. More than that, you can hear us commenting on towing and flying techniques applied by the professional test pilots. It was really easy to recognize me trying to be smart in the video since I was the only female present. It just reminds us how great the time over there was. Even if Ziggy didn't quite manage to win the comps ;-)