Having the T-Shade at KSQL is nice, but I still get dust and dirt on the airplane. I ordered a cover from Bruce’s Custom Covers. As far as I can tell, this seems to be where everybody gets covers from. He has patterns from most of the major airplanes out there. I ordered one for my SR22-G3 and it fits like a glove:
It took about a month to get made and about 1 day to ship to me. Bruce is just down the road in Sunnyvale. It’s not that hard to get on and off, but you definitely need a system or you’ll spend all your time figuring out which way is up. I got used to having to use a cover with the little archer that I did my training in. Number one rule – have a system.
I always wanted to check out Columbia (O22), so finally I did! Here’s the “pilot lounge”:
Jeremy Zawodny’s blog got me interested in visiting Pine Mountain Lake, so I did that too. It was BKN50, so I flew the GPS 27 approach, though over the actual field it was scattered. E45 doesn’t have Atis/Awos/Asos, so I was going off of what O22 was reporting. Here’s what it looks like on the ground:
I’ve also done a bunch of flights down to KSBA. It’s been cold and cloudy though:
Speaking of TKS fluid – I need to order some more. Apparently the general spec is called TKS 406b, and there’s a bunch of companies which make it, according to google.