Just a quick update to let you all know that... there is no update. My plane is still sitting in its hanger waiting for the shop to take it in and pull the engine. In the meantime, I need to get back in the air again in some fashion. A long weekend is coming up; maybe I'll try to get signed off in the 152 again.
There haven't been any developments in the story of my airplane's engine. I'm still waiting for the shop to pull it in and take the engine off. While I'm waiting, I've decided that, if I can't fly my plane, I'll fly someone else's and get some training. Several weeks ago, I went up with an instructor to refresh my night flying knowledge and skill. Today I went up in a Cessna 182 and got my high performance endorsement. The main differences between a 182 and a plane like mine or a 172 are that it's a bit larger and heavier, it has a considerably more powerful engine, and it has a constant-speed propeller. I've long known the basic operating principles of a constant-speed prop, but this is the first real practical experience with one. Well, I did go up with a former coworker in his 182 back around 2004 but that doesn't really count. It was a lot of fun! It's definitely a different experience. And even though he signed off on my endorsement,