I spent all day at the hangar the last three days. Thursday and Friday were spent trimming the top edge of the lower cowling, so that there was enough clearance between the upper and lower cowlings. I then did a detailed inspection of the engine, put the cowlings back on, and did a short 20 minute flight late yesterday afternoon - just a few loops and rolls and three quick circuits. That is the last time the aircraft will fly until it comes out of the paint shop.

Today I removed all the control surfaces, fairings, access panels, spinner, etc. I also removed the UHMW tape that protected the leading edge of the flaps, and the temporary wing walk material on the wing roots. The aircraft is all ready to go into the paint shop - I'll push it down the taxiway to the Kolorfast hangar first thing Tuesday morning.