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Is Mooney Mart Dead?

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While browsing for a Rocket upgrade I came across N252AN for sale by Island Aircraft Sales in Sarasota, FL. Cal was a sales rep for Mooney Mart and the aircraft/hangar are still the same from when I took photos as I started looking in 2009. Looks like an engine rebuild, repaint, and interior panels on the airplane which came out of the mid-Atlanic coast around spring of 2009.

Not to start a Mooney Mart bashing contest, but rather to see if anyone has current information on the status of this new company. Is this a Phoenix trying to comeback or did the staff execute a hostile takeover and kill off Mooney Mart?

-Mark

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While browsing for a Rocket upgrade I came across N252AN for sale by Island Aircraft Sales in Sarasota, FL. Cal was a sales rep for Mooney Mart and the aircraft/hangar are still the same from when I took photos as I started looking in 2009. Looks like an engine rebuild, repaint, and interior panels on the airplane which came out of the mid-Atlanic coast around spring of 2009.

Not to start a Mooney Mart bashing contest, but rather to see if anyone has current information on the status of this new company. Is this a Phoenix trying to comeback or did the staff execute a hostile takeover and kill off Mooney Mart?

-Mark

18 months ago I purchased a P2 audio voice-gear warning device from MM. They shipped it and we installed it here. So minimal contact, but I did talk to Coy at that time. I ended up ordering directly from Coy on the phone and it was very cordial and helpful regarding details of the install. So.... 18 months ago.

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If you really want to know, you might contact Sarasota Avionics. They seem to have the inside scoop on Coy since he owes them so much money and they were located right there. Oops, sorry, no Mooney Mart bashing requested but it is just so hard to resist.

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Since when are first hand reports, negative though they may be, called "bashing"??

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Island Aircraft Sales seems to have been a high end used car brokerage, formed in 2010, that more recently has gotten into aircraft sales. Quoting their website:

"Island Aircraft is associated with the Mooney Mod Squad, a group of local Mooney Maintenance Specialists who make sure any plane Cal sells is 100% up to code and air-worthy"

Cavaet Emptor!

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Coy gave me a free Mooney airplane pin when I stopped in on vacation several years ago. Only "contact" with Mooney Mart...

You had to mention him by name, didn't you?! Now I gotta go take a shower! One experience, never, ever again...

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Lips locked....turning blue.....don't need a civil action in Sarasota County.

I always wonder about comments like this. Coy threatened me once and I threatened him right back. He ran away with his tail between his legs!

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Hello All,

This is Lori, President/Co-Owner of Mooney Mod Squad.

Mr. Bob Meier who started Mooney Mod Squad in 1960 up in St Louis, MO and then moved it down to Venice, FL. And currently has Meier's Modification in Wimauma, FL has helped us start up the Mooney Mod Squad again here in Sarasota, FL. We are located at the old "Mooney Mart" location at the Dolphin FBO. We have been here since March 2012. Island Aircraft Sales (Cal Hensley) is sharing an office space at our location. For those of you who have had prior bad experiences with Mooney Mart / Coy Jacob. We are NOT afilliated with the company or person.

Please come visit us anytime. 8191 N. Tamiami Tr. Bldg, C6, Sarasota, FL 34243

Website: www.mooneymodsquad.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/MooneyModSquadLlc E-mail: mooneymodsquad@gmail.com Phone: 941-351-2171

Thank you, Lori

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Hello all,

This is Cal Hensley from Island Aircraft Sales. I am located at the Mooney Mod Squad facility at the Dolphin FBO / SRQ.

P.S. I was never been in the Automobile business.

Please come visit us anytime.

www.islandaircraftsales.com

islandaircraft@gmail.com

941-504-5296

Thank you,

Cal

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Lori, I wish you the best of luck. You've chosen a difficult way to start a business in a difficult economic environment. Coy is a blight on the aviation service industry and his impact on your reputation will be difficult to overcome. I look forward to hearing from your customers on this sight how you have done a great job on the work you have performed and the services you have provided. Will you be at SNF?

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For those of you who have had prior bad experiences with Mooney Mart / Coy Jacob. We are NOT afilliated with the company or person.

Lori, if this is the case, I, too, wish you luck! You do have your work cut out for you gaining the trust of many who have dealt Coy! I, too, would like to hear from your customers. Us Mooniacs would welcome a fine reputable Mooney shop!

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I also welcome Lori and Cal. Having myself started an aviation business in a down economy, know some of the hurdles ahead. Good service will reward you with a good customer base!

David Staffeldt

Vintage Airworks

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Hello All,

This is Lori, President/Co-Owner of Mooney Mod Squad.

Mr. Bob Meier who started Mooney Mod Squad in 1960 up in St Louis, MO and then moved it down to Venice, FL. And currently has Meier's Modification in Wimauma, FL has helped us start up the Mooney Mod Squad again here in Sarasota, FL. We are located at the old "Mooney Mart" location at the Dolphin FBO. We have been here since March 2012. Island Aircraft Sales (Cal Hensley) is sharing an office space at our location. For those of you who have had prior bad experiences with Mooney Mart / Coy Jacob. We are NOT afilliated with the company or person.

Please come visit us anytime. 8191 N. Tamiami Tr. Bldg, C6, Sarasota, FL 34243

Website: www.mooneymodsquad.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/MooneyModSquadLlc E-mail: mooneymodsquad@gmail.com Phone: 941-351-2171

Thank you, Lori

Welcome to the forums! I went to your website and it looks like it's still a work in progress. I'm just wondering what Mooney mods do you offer?

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Thank you all for the Warm Welcome and Well Wishes. Good Luck to you also David Staffeldt. And Dave (DaV8or) we have recently changed our website so still have a few kinks to work out. If you click on the MODS tab not the 2 tabs under it all the Mods are listed there. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you all, Lori

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Mooney Mod Squad is definitely NOT associated with that other guy.


As for N252AN, it is a Rocket worth looking at.  I have been test flying it over the past several months, identifying squawks, and yesterday the flight went very well.  It has a new engine, new mag, new JPI830, new paint, and it barks like a Rocket should.  I will miss this plane when Cal sells it - it is simply a fun flying plane with a lot of Moxie!

 

As for Cal, you couldn't ask for a better guy to buy from.  He is a straight shooting southern gentleman.  I have watched him in operation for several years, and he has always done things right.  Unfortunately others in his recent past have sullied some of the deals he's been involved with.  His current associates are top notch, and will not rip you off.

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Didn't Mooney Mods once have the STC for the vintage to OEM 201 cowl conversion?, or was that Mooney Mart?

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