The great news is that our little 45-year old airplane had no major issues this year. We had both mechanical and avionics inspections going simultaneously and bought 1 battery, 1 ELT (emergency locator transmitter), and 1 very tired transponder (responds to ATC radar) in the process.
The subsequent test flight was uneventful, although those are always a bit nerve wracking. Let’s just say that I know where a good grassy field is just south of the Northwest Regional Airport runway.
It looks like we’re ready for football season.