1.4 hrs, 11 rivets
Safety wired the right brake. Had done the left, but forgot the right. Now it's done.
Removed VS and riveted forward attach bracket. I kinda miss riveting. I know just what needs to be done, unlike most of the finishing process.
Trim rubber strip and left 994 HS fairing. There must be some secret to getting this right. A secret I haven't figured out yet.
Started unofficial transition training. Got checked out in UFC's Diamond DA-20. It has some key characteristics in common with the 9A, a low wing, bubble canopy, 430W, 330 transponder, 340 audio panel, sticks, and a castering nose wheel. I know that Scott Card used one of these as part of his transition training. The landings are a bit different than the Cessna's I have most of my time in. Hold it steady until you're just about down and then start flaring. I've developed a bad habit of flaring too soon in the 12's, which they tolerate. But it's not a good thing in the low wing airplanes. At any rate, I'm signed off to fly it now.