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#1 Joe Zuffoletto

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:45 PM

Mooney Aircraft is cautiously optimistic as it prepares to resume production. Faced with excess inventory at the onset of the economic downturn, Mooney halted production in November 2008 and furloughed all but 60 of its employees. Mooney is now taking deposits on 2014 models, providing some indication the manufacturer expects there will be enough demand to warrant restarting production by the end of this year.

 

 

 

 

 

(The above was plagiarized and slightly modified from this source. My apologies to the original author. But I wanted this APRIL FOOLS joke to sound plausible so I stole it.)



#2 ALP

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:55 PM

You had me for a minute!



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:33 PM

What day is this? ;)



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:38 PM

I already signed up for two.....HAAAAAAA



#5 aerobat95

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:48 PM

Ok I am slow....but it this for real??



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:59 PM

Sniff..I forgot about April's fools day...
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:12 PM

I received an email from them saying I will be getting the first demo plane off of the new production line. And free AvGas for the 1 year demo I signed up for. And they told me if I liked the plane, I can buy the first one off of the line for 1 penny with life time maintenance thrown in. Just awesome! 😈

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:32 PM

I smiled for a half second, and then realized it was April 1st.

 

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:19 PM

Cruel

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:57 AM

I smiled for a half second, and then realized it was April 1st.

 

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You are much smarter than me - I smiled for several hours.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:43 AM

I did call Mooney last week and after asking how things were going was told " some good things are coming"

 

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:54 AM

Cruel and unusual punishment!

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:19 AM

if this is a joke, who was the guy who took my credit card info over the phone to cover the deposit for the '14 model?



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:22 PM

if this is a joke, who was the guy who took my credit card info over the phone to cover the deposit for the '14 model?

Was his Texas drawl tinged with a Nigerian accent?
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:12 PM

I did call Mooney last week and after asking how things were going was told " some good things are coming"

 

larry

This is a most welcome rumor!  Let's all hope we get some nice news soon.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

I did call Mooney last week and after asking how things were going was told " some good things are coming"

 

larry

They can start with producing the ribbed elevators !


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:02 PM

They can start with producing the ribbed elevators !

 

You too!? I'm looking for a set!



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:30 PM

I've got one (LH) for sale... but of course that doesn't help much if you need a pair.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:31 PM

You stupid!!!   Now if they really want to start up again everyone will think it's a joke!






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