So this week is annual week for my little 150 512R It’s kind of a bummer because when the airplane is on the ground it’s costing me money especially when we find broken parts. Regardless it’s such an awesome learning experience for myself and my flight students who take the time to stop by and help. You’d be amazed at how much you learn being able to work on your own airplane!
For those of you who can’t just swing by and see what i’m talking about I took the video camera out and brought you guys along for the trip. Check it out below.
Common Annual Question’s
How Much Does an Annual Cost? Annual’s are no inexpensive matter unfortunately. My little Cessna 150 512R usually can escape Annual Inspection for under $700 dollars assuming you don’t need any parts and that’s a rare occurrence. Last years annual cost me a hair over $1,200, while this years annual will be right around $900 dollars. It really depends on what you need part wise.
How Long Does an Annual Usually Take? Unless your A&P Mechanic isn’t very busy plan on the airplane being down for around a week. Maybe even longer if you have to order parts.
How Can I Do Owner Assisted Annuals Like You Do? Simple. Just ask! Most A&P Mechanic’s are thrilled to have someone help them. This is such a great chance for you to learn the true in’s and out’s of your airplane.
What Is The Difference Between A 100 Hour Inspection and an Annual? A 100 Hour Inspection is required of any airplane flown for commercial purposes ie: flight instruction. As long as you’re not doing anything commercial out of your airplane you don’t need a 100 hour just an annual. Important to keep in mind that a Annual CAN take the place of a 100 hour however a 100 hour CANNOT take the place of an Annual.