I was in the process of uploading the video of yesterdays flight and decided to call my shop to talk Debs with the shop owner. I trust Rogers opinions more than anyone on aircraft. I mentioned how everyone is saying go to a Bonanza specific A&P, they know the landing gear and other items special to the Beech. I've seen Bonanza's in Rogers shop, all years, so I know he works on them.
Funny how timing plays out. Roger is just starting an annual on a clients 63 Debonair. The owner is thinking about selling since the aircraft is close to TBO and he doesn't think he'll be flying much longer. I was assured this plane is beautiful inside and out.
So day four has me back in the air and heading north for 58M. I made a nice landing and taxied in, shutting down on the ramp side of the hangar facing the terminal. Once I walked in I saw the 63 Deb, she is beautiful. A red white and blue paint scheme with a grey and burgundy interior, very nice.
I met the owner and we talked airplanes all afternoon. I helped with the gear swing for his annual and we each crawled inside to get a better look. This plane is very nice and has been well cared for.
What originally was planned as a review of the logs on another plane (65 Deb) that I was very much interested in, turned into a handshake deal on a beautiful 63 Beech Debonair.
Garmin GTX 345
Stec 50 Auto pilot
Mary and I are looking forward to the next chapter in our travels by air. When the deal is done, and the new plane is in our hangar, we will post all the pictures.