Because my flying goals and the goals of my local place to rent started to collide, I made the decision to buy into an equity partnership and closed the deal recently. For me, this was a natural progression to provide insights to ownership from an economy and availability perspective while I work towards eventual CFI and CFI-I ratings. So far, I’ve been impressed with the fiscal and maintenance status as well as the decisions with the group and hope to learn more about owner maintenance with and without A&P supervision since an A&P is involved, too. The bird is an IFR capable C172M with a mid-time engine, GTN650, and six pack. It’s also been well kept and flies between 100 and 250 hours a year.