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Journal Summery

April 09/05 (Sat.)
Finally made it from Springbank, Alberta to Abbotsford in 2 hours 46 minutes.
Controlled VFR flight at 14,000 feet.

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April 01/05 (Fri): From CYVR - CYYC by West Jet
Lodging at HI, downtown Calgary

April 02/05 (Sat): Picked up by the former owner, ride to CYBW (WB?)
My first flight of CFGUS with B. to Olds and then to Red Deer (several T & G's to familialize with the aircraft).
Lodging at "Fly Right !"'s house, NW Calgary.
Meeting with Bob after 32 years.

April 03/05 (Sun): GUS with D. instructor; Climbed to 11,000 ' to try out the tubo charger. The waste gate op. slaggish, yet it still worked. Pleased.
Practice of Johnson Bar gear op. Scratched my right hand; in future leather glove recommended, as Marc and B. did.
Holds practice over YBW VOR, direct entry.
Landing rwy.; 16.
Parking with temp tow bar from B.

April 04/05 (Mon): Briefer told me VFR all the way to the coast with warning over passes.
Up and go! Flight Plan to Revelstoke filed. Electrical failure after run up.
The plane towed to Cavalier Aviation: Mooney disignated shop.
Owner mechanic; Peter.
Work towards the generator.

April 05/05 (Tu): Focus changed to the battery; new battery ordered.

April 06/06 (W): New discovery on the cause of the problem.
Master and starter relays; failure.
The parts, estimated up to US$800 coming from California. Supposed to be here by next noon.

April 07/05 (Th): Waiting game into PM.
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The parts in. Part of work done.

April 08/05 (Fri)
Aound the noon, all work was done. Run up of engine was performed; starter worked, generator charging, radios okay.
Too windy and gust; I parked at B's old parking spot without cover<---remember ELT antenna replacement before flight.
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Weather this side is deteriorating on the other hand Vancouver weather has started to improve<====Catch 22.
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by musoamane | 2005-04-08 06:50 | Flying