My plane went into annual at the end of November and needed three cylinders reworked (exhaust valve was low in one and starting to get low in the others). Now, over three months later I’m still waiting. The turbo controller is being overhauled right now. Shoot, after all this I wish I had gone ahead and done all six cylinders.
In the meantime, enjoy these photos from our trip to a backcountry ski lodge in BC Canada.
The lodge is a helicopter in – stay a week – then helicopter out. In the middle you hike up mountains, ski down, try to keep warm and eat a lot.
I got to ride left seat on the way in and chat with the pilot. As we flew low through a high mountain pass, I told him I could do the same thing with my Cessna, and it was just as much fun. He said, “I bet you can’t do this with your Cessna”. I expected a nose down maneuver, but what he did was pull back and slow down to almost nothing, then drop abruptly down. Awesome, and he was right about the fact I couldn’t do that (stalling doesn’t count). The passengers in the back weren’t that excited about it though.