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I was scheduled to be on standby all day Saturday, which meant I would need to stick close to home. The weather was quite nice on Friday, so I took that day off to do the things I wouldn’t be able to do while on standby, such as go to the airport.

I had a great IFR practice flight in the RV–8 in the morning, then made more progress on the annual inspection. I found a couple of loose fasteners, and the tail navigation light is unserviceable. I only require that light if I’m night flying, which I avoid like the plague, given the difficulty of executing a successful forced landing at night, so I’ll defer sorting out that nav light until the weather is warmer. Hopefully it is just a burned out light bulb.