In preparation for a Florida trip later this week, N833DF is in for oil change and recurring AD compliance inspections.

Only unexpected squawk is that the rotating beacon / belly strobe breaker has tripped. It is possible that this can interfere with my plans, but probably not.

The interior work complicates the diagnostics. I reviewed pictures and found the breaker tripped when I picked it up, but my pre-flight got lazy on the beacon and breakers. I was seeing what I expected to see.

I will handle the leaky air vent on my own after the airplane comes back.

By fdorrin

Fully retired now, unless something interesting comes along. I’ve enjoyed a lucrative career as an Electrical Engineer, Certified Software Solutions Developer, and Project Manager. An excellent and fun career that I’m very proud of. I began flying commercially in Dash-8 aircraft for Piedmont Airlines, and moved on to instruct in the Gulfstream 280; WestWind; and Astra jet aircraft. I’ve also been blessed with a type rating in the B-25 bomber in a fortunate turn of events. My wife, Beverly, and I currently own and operate a beautifully restored PA30 Twin Comanche, which we use to explore the CONUS.