Annual Time for Charlie Again

‘Tis the time for Charlie to get her yearly checkup again. Taking advantage of some of the nice spring weather on April Fool’s day, Charlie got warmed up and we headed out to drop her off for the annual inspection efforts.

While I must admit, I didn’t take her flying as much as I should have this past year, we did have a good year together!

I couldn’t help but take the opportunity along the way for the short flight to drop in for a quick landing at another local grass strip. I mean, it was on the way, right?

An upgraded beacon will be installed this year, but other than that, I (and hopefully Charlie) are hoping or an uneventful annual inspection this year and a return to flying soon for the spring flying season.

The flight up was ahead of some weather coming in, but managed to beat it and get Charlie settled into the hangar before it started to rain.

A special thanks to Jeff Ostrander who caught a pretty cool couple of pictures of Charlie as I came in to land (with a bit of a wind I might add on her nose) on the grass runway at Lowell.

The good news is he made my landing look better than it probably was.

Back to pick you up soon Charlie!

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About Jason Blair

Jason Blair is an active single and multiengine instructor and an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner with over 6,000 hours total time, over 3,000 hours of instruction given, and more than 3000 hours in aircraft as a DPE. In his role as Examiner, over 2,000 pilot certificates have been issued. He has worked for and continues to work with multiple aviation associations with the work focusing on pilot training and testing. His experience as a pilot and instructor spans nearly 20 years and includes over 100 makes and models of aircraft flown. Jason Blair has published works in many aviation publications with a focus on training and safety.

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