Originally Posted by JimC
What level of work at ABQ? Annuals, or just fixing squawks?
Crossing the country for an annual is a multi-day time suck (and a multi-thousand dollar expense, even before the annual starts.)
Work in Abq has always been repair or upgrade, not annual. But one repair was replacing 3 jugs, and r&r of fuel pump and turbo system...over several days. Stuart had to follow corp direction of Bode Aviation, but always fair and good communication.
On traveling xc for annuals - I'd rather travel a distance and drop off plane with someone i trust. I have IAs in NC, FL, and elsewhere that do annuals for me...i just figure logistics around it. If you're not doing upgrades at annual time (which I usually do) and been keeping your plane fixed throughout year, annual shouldn't be long or cumbersome event. Anyway, you asked for opinions - those are mine.