Thursday, October 17, 2019

October 16th

I went to the airport and changed out the fuel hoses on the plane.  It took a ways longer than I'd anticipated, as there are a lot of places where it's hard to get to.  Still, that's done.

I then watched a Cal Fire Chinook doing circuits for a while before cooking the burgers for the EAA meeting.

October 15th

I spent part of the day getting up in the roof and taking the furnace apart, as the motor needs to be replaced (after over 20 years).  I've got the blower unit out of the roof, now I just need to get the motor shaft off the fan blades, but at least I could get the part number to order the replacement motor.  As we don't need the air conditioning any more, and it's not cold enough for the central heating, I have a few weeks to get this all done and back together.

October 14th

Today was Columbus Day, where some Americans get to remember Christopher Columbus stumbling over the country he thought was China by going shopping.

I didn't get the day off, but I've taken the week off to get some stuff done.  Vic did get the day off, so we spent it in the garden lifting some sunk sprinklers and cutting lumps off shrubbery.

Monday, October 14, 2019

October 13th

I met Randy at the airport and flew to Auburn, where we met Vic and Chris for lunch, then flew home again.  It was air miss day, from what I could tell - there was a guy doing an against the traffic approach for Lincoln as we took off, and where he was supposed to go missed, climb and turn towards Marysville, he didn't - he flew along the runway at 300'.  Then as I approached Auburn, a red Citabria flew under me from my left - I'd assumed it was one of the instructors at Auburn, but when I got there and landed, their Citabria was parked.  Hmmm.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

October 12th

We went to the airport and finished setting up, then flew kids for the Young Eagles event.  Of 69 kids who flew, I flew 7 of them.  I was one of 10 pilots, and several of the others had more than one passenger, so I'm pretty happy with that.  I flew with my newfangled ADS-B out setup running, and when I got the report from the FAA, it looks to be working just fine, especially as it was short flights at pretty low altitudes.

October 11th

After work, we went to the airfield and uninstalled the whole ADS-B out system from the plane, then made some changes and reinstalled it in a way it should work.  It looks like it's working, now I just need to fly and test it out.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

October 9th

In the morning, before work, I took the replacement GPS to the airport and tested it on the plane.  It seemed to work, so I went ahead and installed it properly, when it didn't work.  I think I'll need to locate it somewhere else, so it'll need to come out again.  Joy.