Something a little bit different from what I am used to but I’m always up for a challenge whether its a car, plane or train!
The aircraft is a Cirrus SR20 with all the gadgets you would expect on a commercial airliner with autopilot and integrated GPS systems – and the first general aviation aircraft equipped with a parachute spin recovery system. The job to be carried out was mainly to remove the obscene build up of flies that the plane had accumulated and apply a coat of wax for protection and also to reduce unwanted drag.
Looking very nice from a far but it was soon apparent the level of flies on the bodywork, the aircraft was given the usual snow foam and 2 bucket method wash:
The snow foam broke down many of the flies but the rest were treated with a dedicated fly and bug remover.
Landing Gear Before
Landing Gear After
The aircraft was treated to Valentines Road ‘n’ Track Wax and the windows were treated with a rain repellent glass cleaner to provide a clearer screen whilst in flight (No window wipers!).
Thank you for looking and reading… working on such a vehicle was an absolute pleasure – regardless of each wing taking an hour each!