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It has taken me a long time to reach this point and I couldn’t be happier.  I have a plane sitting in my hanger that is legal to go fly, and soon I will. After I wrote the last post I was thinking that I wouldn’t be able to schedule the inspection until later in the week or sometime after.  My DAR called  on Sunday and said he could make Tuesday and I told him that was terrific.

On Monday I went out to the airport to give it one last going over and I left it in great shape for Tuesday.  The first picture is of the Red Bull Grumman Albatross amphibian that flew in while I was there Monday.  Gary is the staging airport for the Chicago Airshow coming up this weekend and activity for the event started to stir Monday.

Today, Kathy came out with me to help clean up.  She was also able to help me get the gear leg fairings back on after I took them off.  With the wings on, you can’t do it by yourself.  After a little while, Lowell – my EAA volunteer DAR – and his wife showed up and we got right to work.  Notice in the picture that Lowell even brings a small photocopier to finish up all of the paperwork. Lowell spent a good deal of time taking pictures and taking a good look at everything.  He even used my creeper to get under the wings and do a complete check of the aileron bell cranks.

In these pictures he is going over all the operating limitations with me.  After crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s I have my Airworthiness Certificate and Operating Limitations.