The pressure is definitely on. Air Mod is still working, hammer and tongs, on the Debonair. The airplane has to make it to Fort Worth well before AOPA Summit’s doors open on October 10. In fact, setup day is Wednesday October 9th. So I better have 75YR in place by Tuesday.
Now it’s time for more photos of just some of the home-stretch work at Air Mod. Here we go:
Gray sound-dampening material now replaces the bad old sticky-tar job of 1963
Refitting and installing metal window trim moldings
BAS’ intertial-reel four-point shoulder harness installation. Now the airplane will have a proper restraint system
Stripping the control yoke T-bar. It was covered by the usual chips and sctratches that affect older Bonanzas, Debonairs, and Barons
The control yokes, now reconditioned and repainted
The Debonair Sweepstakes logo, embroidered into the newly-fabricated headrests for teh pilot and co-pilot seats