Weather Causes Delays in Montana

Written by Rob Spangler
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Rob SpanglerCurrently, rain and low ceilings have kept us from flying our surveys, but also gave us a little time to catch up on data, paperwork, and laundry. We need to have a 100-hour inspection completed on N705 mid-survey this year, and the weather has given us a chance to open up all the inspection panels, change oil, conduct compression checks on the engine, inspect brakes, hydraulic lines, etc. This process typically takes a couple days if everything checks out. If a part needs to be replaced or repair made, we could be down for several more days, but things look good for this inspection. The guys here in Lewistown were great and stayed into the weekend to make sure we got it completed. N705 has a clean bill of health and we are ready for the next flying day.

Brenda made it to beach, enjoyed the break and nice weather and grabbed this photo to share with folks back home!  Wish you were here! Photo Credit: Rob Spangler, USFWS

Brenda made it to beach, enjoyed the break and nice weather and grabbed this photo to share with folks back home! Wish you were here! Photo Credit: Rob Spangler, USFWS