Don’t break anything for a change
Back in 1997, I was working as mechanic at a flight school. We had many Chucks and I don’t think we had a single day, let alone a week, without any squawks. To be fair, the school was in California operating many planes that flew every day because of the awesome weather. And also, a lot of squawks weren’t the students actually breaking something. There were a lot of write-ups that could easily be fixed in a matter of seconds, like “transponder won’t report altitude” and me finding out it was simply just switched into the “off” mode, that sort of thing.
It really speaks for the Cessna product from back when that they actually didn’t break all that much unless it was student induced. I bet, in their wildest dreams, Cessna never imagined these planes get that old and fly that many hours.
What I find even more crazy is what a used Cessna 172 costs on todays market! Even a former flight school one! It’s insane!