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  1. 26 points
    Along with an extensive (loooooong) annual - I broke down permanently fixed the dreaded fuel smell in the cabin and blue stains under the wings. Huge shout out to Charlie (the Mad Scientist), Griggs Refinishing and LASAR! They were amazing support partners and vendors for my mechanic and I through the entire process. They nailed turn around for part orders and overhauls. They gave the best phone and email support you could imagine and always served with a smile. Their expertise is second to none, they even helped identify a prior incorrect W&B assessment that gained 18lbs of useful load back. My crew is loving the new odorless cabin, and I’m loving the peace of mind. This annual also left me with a power flow exhaust, so I’m getting used to the new sound and different performance/fuel burn rate... And if that wasn’t enough, we also picked up a new family member for 63V - welcome 1218X to the hangar. She’ll have a little mending to get before flying, but it looks like we may have saved her from a death by stagnation. She’s only got 1700 total hours on the airframe and engine. She should be a great fall/winter restoration. Fun times, more excitement, parts orders, and more updates ahead! Pics included for visual enjoyment. ~Abe
  2. 13 points
    From Jenny today 7/15 Update - Mark still stable mike elliott, Jenny Brandemuehl has posted a new announcement for Family & Friends of Mark Brandemuehl. Hi All, Mark had a good night. His heart rate remains stable, his blood pressure still good and being supported by medication but at a reduced level compared to when he came out of his first surgery to remove fungal tissue. (He was in bad shape - lost of a lot of blood then). The good news is that his white blood cell count is in the normal range. His kidneys are still in need of a lot of support from the dialysis machine. The doctors are doing their morning rounds today. I plan to talk with his doctor about Mark's current prognosis now that we've gotten through the weekend. The nurses can't assess the state of the fungal infection on his exterior body nor the skin grafts on his front torso. I am a little anxious about what we'll hear from Dr. Peck today. We weren't able to see Mark yesterday until 4 pm. Steve, his brother played a guitar he borrowed from Jeff Dempsey and we sang a few rock songs in Mark's room - Steve, Rene, Michelle, Susan, Adrian and I. It didn't matter that Steven hadn't played in a while, I know Mark felt the energy and heard the music. Because they had to heat Mark up with heat lamps (he gets cold with dressing changes), what felt like a sauna became a sweat lodge! We also played the music from a concert Mark sang in years ago when he was a member of the California Bach Society. Really beautiful music. I hadn't attended church in a few years and yesterday, I made it to All Saints Episcopal (thank you Gwin for referring Rev. Reed there). Amazingly, the sermon was about the good Samaritan. It was a reminder to me of everyone who helped Mark live when he could've so easily died in his plane crash, in particular Thomas who got Mark out of his burning plane. So many miracles that day. You are receiving this message because you are a member of this community. You may unsubscribefrom receiving announcements at any time. Thanks for all you do to help others, Your friends at Lotsa Helping Hands © 2019 Lotsa Helping Hands | 118 N Peoria 2N Chicago, IL 60607 Hide quoted text ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Jenny Brandemuehl <jenny.brandemuehl@members.lotsahelpinghands.com> Date: Jul 15, 2019 10:32 AM Subject: 7/15 Update - Mark still stable To: mike_elliott@HOTMAIL.COM Cc:
  3. 13 points
    I've known Larry Brown, who also monitors this list, since we did his instrument rating many years ago. Today the seemingly impossible happened. I was headed to Pueblo on the way to Garmin and Oshkosh. I later found out he was headed to Flagstaff. At any rate somewhere over Nevada, I got a traffic alert regarding traffic 500 feet above me who was about to cross over me. I looked up and saw a Mooney fly right over me. I was at 15,000 IFR and Larry was at 15,500. Since Larry had changed planes since the instrument rating, I didn't immediately recognized his number on the GTN 750 traffic page, but Larry recognized mine. His plane certainly looked good. Amazing!
  4. 12 points
    Hi MooneySpace gang. I haven't been around as much as I've wanted over the past year and a half and want to give an update, both as to why, and what I'm looking to do moving forward. First - yes I'll be at Oshkosh and look forward to catching up with many of you. I'll be camping in the North 40. I'll be by the Caravan tent for the BBQ and the Social. Also, the Mooney forum on Tuesday at stage 8. Second - yes - still working with Mooney Summit and we have a great event planned for September in Florida. The wait list is huge - we were not able to get a larger facility this year due to numerous reasons including the hotel we wanted to hold it in is still closed from the Hurricane damage. It should be open in September, but we can't take that risk. Funding is the other part. Airport day is the last Friday of September at ECP. That's unlimited in capacity. Come on down for that regardless of the rest of the weekend even if you haven't registered. We'll have the PROTE unit from the FAA - test out your hypoxia recognition skills. Third - Now that I have a 2 and 4 year old life is just BUSY - I've been part of MooneySpace since 2009 (bought my first Mooney in July 2008), got married in 2014, had kids in 2015, and 2017. My son (2 year old) had a rough first 18 months but seems to have turned the corner. We have a lot of work ahead of us and a great therapy treatment plan (we don't feel it's time consuming, but when we chart it out - it is intensive!). He's a happy kid and we'll catch him up. Lots of low muscle tone issues and thus non-liner and non-synchronized delayed development. Again, he's a very happy camper and my daughter and he both really enjoy airplanes. Family time and along with growing my business, has just taken a ton of my available resources, and I can't jump on MooneySpace as much as I used to. It's amazing how you are dead tired after putting the kids to bed vs then working into the wee hours of the morning. Aviation wise, as many of you know I earned my commercial rating last summer and was soon hired by a part 135 operator, Open Air, out of KGAI, and fly as a part time charter captain in Cirrus SR-22's. We may be getting some other aircraft in the near future. I'm planning to earn my multi rating in August. That said, I miss posting and reading on Mooney Space. It's fun for me, therapeutic, I love airplanes, and I love the community. So to sum it up, I'm just reaching back out, saying hello, and looking forward to seeing many of you at Oshkosh and Mooney Summit. To those I missed introductions for or have joined while I've been kind of inactive - hello and welcome! I hope to be back posting again a little more often. I hope to make it some of the NJ lunches and mid-Atlantic breakfasts again. Still LOVE my Mooney Missile and should we have a third kid I may need to seriously consider a larger airplane. For now it fits the family perfectly, and should for a while. Happy Flying!! -Seth
  5. 12 points
    I would like to say thank you very very much to AlexLev located in Niagara International KIAG, he was so nice to me and my family.We had a great view over the Waterfalls and wonderful food at River Works (nice place). Well, when we were start to packing bags to go back to Orlando, my daughter asked me to visit her friend in Greensville NC, so I Have to make a new flight plan, and we decided to land in JFK for fuel and spend a night, I called them and they said ok. So, we had a great experience. The costs (fee) to land was 160 bucks for 24 hs plus fuel 6.65, not bad for the great adventure, cheaper than Universal Studios in Orlando lol thank you to AlexLev and the Mooney 921W!!
  6. 11 points
    I took a good friend and his 18 yo son flying last Thursday. Here's the "public post" I put on my blog and FB. https://intothesky.us/2019/07/14/thursday-night-flight/ It was very rewarding to be able to help a young man overcome his fear of flying and find out that it is actually fun. The rest of this post is kind of a long, but I didn't want to post more details on my blog because I didn't want his son to be embarrassed about being so scared. I wrote that he was nervous, but that would be the understatement of the year. Here is the Paul Harvey "Rest of the Story" where none of his friends will see. As I said in my post, his son had flown once on a commercial flight when he was 4 yo. As I was going through my pre-flight with them and answering questions his son was shaking, as in his whole body shaking because he was so nervous. I did my best to calm him down as I continued telling them about how the plane flies, what keeps it in the air, the safety features, etc... We got through that, got him calmed down enough that at least you couldn't see him shaking anymore, and pulled the plane out of the hangar. I wanted him in the front seat so hopefully I could get him to take the yoke for a minute later in the flight. "Ok, Greg you're going to be in the right seat and your dad in back." "I don't want to be in the front." "But if you aren't in front you won't be able to fly it at all if you decide you want to." "I won't want to." "Well, if we have any problems and have to land on a golf course, in a field, or on a road, the person in the right seat gets out first." "Ok, I'll sit in the front." Perfect. We got in and everyone bucked up, at which point he started breathing a little faster and said "I can't do this." I didn't want to see him just give up. As I told his dad later in the evening, even if he decided that he didn't want to fly ever again, I wanted to see him face his fear and overcome it because that would benefit him in other aspects of his life. So, I put on my best negotiator hat. "Ok, so let's do this. I'm going to start the engine to get a little cool air going. Then we're going to taxi down over there and do a run-up to make sure everything is working right, and if it is we'll just fly around the pattern once and land. We'll take off, start climbing up, make a turn to the right, make another turn and level off at 1,000'..." He cut me off, I did not know that not only was he afraid of flying, he was terrified of heights. "1,000 feet!!!???" "It's ok, it won't feel like you are very high." "But 1,000 feet!!!???" "I promise, it won't feel like it. It's only going to take about 3 minutes (ok, I know it is a little longer than 3 minutes around the pattern but figured he wouldn't notice) and then we'll be landing. All you have to do is hold on for 3 minutes. When we land you can tell me, 'I never want to do that again," and we'll just come right back to the hangar. You can say 'I want to do that again, but I can't handle it right now,' and that's ok, we'll come back here and go a different time. Or, you might say 'That wasn't so bad, I want to fly a little more,' and we'll go fly around some more and see things. Deal?" "Ok" With that we taxied down and after the run-up flew around the pattern once and I thankfully made a beautiful landing at which point he said he wanted to fly some more. On the subsequent flight we just did some flight-seeing he loved it. Over his High School, past their house, down to the coast, and the air was so smooth. At 3,000' I told him how high we were, but that it just doesn't feel like it and he agreed. I told him I'm afraid of heights too, but in the plane it isn't the same because you don't feel like you're going to fall off the edge of something. Over and over he kept saying how cool it was and he is looking forward to the next time we fly.
  7. 10 points
    Took my wife and daughter down to Nut Tree (KVCB, Vacaville, CA) for brunch at Fenton's Creamery this morning. The little one rode up front for the first time, and had SO MANY questions about the airplane once we were home (What was that black knob for? What does the orange button do (CO alarm)? What are all the other buttons for? On and on and on until bedtime). She's been telling us she's going to be a pilot when she grows up since before I took my discovery flight. The only downside at all about our flight today was that it was 95º out. That made for a sweaty time on the ground while we got loaded in and through the run-up. It might be time to look into one of those ice-chest-based coolers I've seen mentioned.
  8. 9 points
    I heard Don check in with center and recognized his voice and N number. I expanded my ADSB range and found him over 50 miles away. I watched our tracks converge for probably a hundred miles until he crossed right in front of me and 500 feet lower.
  9. 9 points
    This topic is unnecessary since political discussion is already not permitted on Mooneyspace.
  10. 8 points
    A friend of mine bought a home with a 60 x 60 hangar attached to it. Since he's single, he spent "several thousand" on a BigAss Fan for the hangar instead of furniture for the house.
  11. 8 points
    Can the administration make this guy go away. Or watch as many others choose to leave.
  12. 7 points
    In flying small GA airplanes there can be no such thing as "have to" unless you have a potential death wish. Plan your flights to be done flying by noon in mountainous areas. Enjoy the afternoons watching the clouds develop into thunderstorms---while you are on the ground. That's my "practical experience" from flying since 1967.
  13. 6 points
    From Jenny tonight... Things are looking better! Good news today[http://mobile-mail] mike elliott, Jenny Brandemuehl has posted a new announcement for Family & Friends of Mark Brandemuehl. Hi All, I haven't talked directly to Dr. Peck but through Mark's nurse, she let us know that he didn't see anything concerning on Mark's body or his vitals today. She said that Mark may go into surgery next Thursday but not anytime soon unless his condition changes suddenly. I'm inferring that we need to wait until next week for Mark's upper left arm biopsy results to confirm if Mark's fully free of the fungal infection. You may remember that we were told Dr. Peck would need to have Mark in surgery this weekend or early next week to assess for fungal infection on his back and arms (yes, again) and excise infected tissue as needed. Let's just pray that his current stable state continues through next week and no new infection shows up. God knows, poor Mark could use the rest and recovery time for his amputations and to rebuild his strength. Continued heartfelt gratitude to you from our family for your prayers, positive and healing thoughts for Mark. You are receiving this message because you are a member of this community. You may unsubscribefrom receiving announcements at any time. Thanks for all you do to help others, Your friends at Lotsa Helping Hands [emoji2398] 2019 Lotsa Helping Hands | 118 N Peoria 2N Chicago, IL 60607 Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  14. 6 points
    And you have HOW MUCH ROCKET TIME? I owned and flew one for 18 years and just shy of 2,000 hours. Take your advice from someone with experience, not just an opinionated uninformed Jealous J owner. I have flown many 3 person flights, even a few 4 person flights, NEVER OUT OF CG OR GROSS. And the comment on extended range tanks, I don’t believe I’ve EVER SEEN a more misinformed comment. PM me personally if you want REAL ownership experience. I’m not sure I can take this total BS from the above to grace this topic with another post. Tom
  15. 6 points
    Today's flight actually started yesterday as we flew north to Redmond OR to dig for aggets known as thunder eggs. It's been a long time since we have flown more than a short hop. 375 miles was done in 2h 15min with our gps showing 180mph ground speed. There was lots of clouds below us as we made our way north more than forecasted but as we neared RDM there was lots of breaks allowing us to descend into the area. The flights both yesterday and the return today were as smooth as you can imagine flying at 9500 and 10500 feet each way. Found lots of rocks in fact had just under 50 pounds of them in a five gal bucket in the baggage area. Now I need a rock saw to slice them open to see what's inside.
  16. 6 points
    He certainly doesn’t need a second inspection. The “inspection” part is complete and payment is due - so nobody should be considering paying for another inspection. Just for resolving the remaining unresolved discrepancies per the inspection. What you need to understand is once the inspection is done, the IA is obligated by the regs to provide the inspection log book entry. If he can’t sign it off as airworthy he is obligated to sign it off with a list of discrepancies which can be resolved by any A&P. The IA knows this and he also knows if Santos calls the FSDO about him refusing an inspection logbook entry then his FSDO PMI will be promptly calling him. An inspection can not be undone, it can only end in one of the two ways discussed above with either an airworthy return to service signature or a list of discrepancies. The list is his easy way out, especially now that he has a second opinion A&P saying it's fine. Other than discussing M-0 Diff compression inspection with him, I wouldn't waste anymore time on him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 6 points
    My tool kit consists of a Leatherman and 2 credit cards. This saves a lot of space.
  18. 6 points
    25 minute flight to Paine Field (KPAE) to pick up my grandson Xavien who will be my co-pilot in the Mooney Caravan. He flew in from Phoenix. Much more convenient than KSEA
  19. 5 points
    Success! Congrats to the caravan participants for perseverance
  20. 5 points
    I always give my son a hard time when he does something which (predictably) would result in an undesired outcome, but then gets upset when it happens. Yesterday, it was my turn. I was leaving MOD yesterday and it’s been pretty hot there (90-100 F) recently. I was by myself so I finished the preflight and went through my checklist and set it down next to the Gatorade bottle on the passengers seat. I had the door propped open so I wouldn’t get cooked and to my complete surprise, as soon as the engine started the door swung open and I saw my checklist fly right out the window and out of sight. I made sure the parking brake was on and stuck my head out the window to make sure it wasn’t stuck on a control surface and then decided that I suddenly had made up my mind on the checklist vs flow debate and had an uneventful trip home (after tower reminded me I hadn’t set the transponder). I told my son about it and his response was predictable: ”Dad, what did you THINK was going to happen if you put a piece of paper next to an open door?!” Anyone else feel like confessing their acts of genius?
  21. 5 points
    Check out this microburst caught on camera in the Raleigh, NC area. The important thing to notice is just how benign this looks underneath the cloud deck...lots of locations with blue skies in the distance. https://twitter.com/i/status/1151556735406096385 Here's the dual-node signature you'll see on the NEXRAD radial velocity (Doppler) when it is occurring. Green represents hydrometeors moving toward the radar and red are hydrometeors moving away from the radar. The image below is time stamped at 1850Z, when in fact, the microburst began around 1845Z based on the camera's time stamp. Here's the NEXRAD loop you can see how quickly the microburst occurs (each frame is about five minutes apart).
  22. 5 points
    From Jenny last night Mark’s surgery went well today mike elliott, Jenny Brandemuehl has posted a new announcement for Family & Friends of Mark Brandemuehl. Mark’s surgery today went well. No obvious signs of fungal infection on his thighs. They replaced the allo and xenographs and amputation wound sites on thighs looked good (no infection). He will need to go into surgery either this weekend or early next week for them to assess his back and his arms (2 separate surgeries) for fungal infection. The biopsy results for his upper left arm won’t come back for 1-2 weeks, the earliest will be next Tuesday. We breathed easier today. Because he needed a dressing change and airing out of his new xeno and allografts, we had the afternoon off. So sorry I didn’t post an update earlier, we took a break and went to see the movie Yesterday. I know some of you were worried when you didn’t hear from me. Mark looked peaceful tonight. His vitals all good. He’s off the meds for heart arrhythmia, blood pressure good without medication. We’re so grateful he is doing ok given how much stress his body’s under. We‘re continuing to pray that the fungal infection will leave his body. Tomorrow is a day of rest. Dr. Peck is back on duty tomorrow and will decide timing for next steps. Please pray for AJ too. He’s two doors down from Mark. He is the 21 year old guy I mentioned with third degree burns on 90% of his body. His mom was the one who told me to find one positive thing everyday. I passed AJ’s room yesterday and saw her nestling her face next to his. What a beautiful moment and how powerful a mom’s love can be. She and AJ’s sisters have been at the burn center everyday for 3 months now. They are a beautiful African American family local to Phoenix. You are receiving this message because you are a member of this community. You may unsubscribefrom receiving announcements at any time. Thanks for all you do to help others, Your friends at Lotsa Helping Hands © 2019 Lotsa Helping Hands | 118 N Peoria 2N Chicago, IL 60607
  23. 5 points
    You sound jealous, Peter. And bitter . . . like you were slow and someone else bought the Rocket you were looking at. Ricky, I would concentrate on real information from actual Rocket owners instead of the rant above. Good luck in your search, and remember--the PPI is your friend!
  24. 5 points
    Pacific Northwest 4 ship on the way to Madison yesterday
  25. 5 points
    In good company at Nashville Int’l
  26. 5 points
    Wow. Forgot I even started this thread. Here is a quick update 6 years later. Found a partner Got my IFR. Wish I had done it a lot sooner! Partner left after 5 years At the point where I need to overhaul or sell. Looking at selling and buying newer, faster instead. Thanks to everyone who told me I would not be happy going slower.
  27. 5 points
    I'm with @KSMooniac on this. The only thing certain about the release of anything new and STC'd for our Mooneys, or any certificated airplane, it that it will take a lot longer than forecast. I'm of the opinion that the autopilot is the most important piece here. For example, if Dynon had announced the release of a full featured 2 or 3 axis autopilot today, and said stay tuned for a glass panel coming in the future, but for now you can drive the autopilot with your steam gauges/GPS. They'd have sold 100 of them by the end of today. As it is, I'm not interested unless it fully drives my KFC150 today, or until the autopilot is approved/released.
  28. 5 points
    Had to take a patient getting back surgery tomorrow from Houghton, MI ( KCMX) to Milwaukee (KMKE). Had some weather to navigate between Green Bay and Milwaukee, going both ways. Here's some photos from the trip down. We were at FL230 until just before the picture. We were descending through FL200 when I snapped the picture of the G3X screen, more to show how altitude sure helps navigating around weather. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N994PT/history/20190715/1515Z/KCMX/KMKE https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N994PT/history/20190715/1645Z/KMKE/KIMT Tom
  29. 5 points
    Use the ignore user function, it's really a beautiful thing.
  30. 5 points
    I use this when I am at an FBO I don't know/trust to not move it. They can't get a towbar attached, and my cell phone number is on the back of each flag - I also carry 2 Trailer Pin locks when I absolutely don't want the flags removed. ...too subtle?
  31. 4 points
    At the 1 minute mark. Cracks me up every time
  32. 4 points
    Say what you will about Tom Cruise's personal life weirdness, he has found a niche in playing the the rough and tumble hero in a variety of genres: Missions Impossible, War of the Worlds, The Mummy...and yes, Maverick. The man definitely has a persona of cool and just enough "out there" to buck the system and get the job done. It's always possible that they could screw up the sequel, but frankly I doubt it: they spent plenty of time putting it together, and I think Cruise's innate ability to piece together this kind of story will make it quite enjoyable. And based on this trailer, I expect most of the flight sequences will be real. If he's willing to dangle himself outside of a C5 Galaxy (going from memory there) for numerous takes, I think he'd want to do as many real cat-shots as he could!
  33. 4 points
  34. 4 points
    If the AeroCruz 230 will work with my Aspen/EA100, I''ll probably be at the head of the line to buy the upgrade. I just feel the GFC500 has too many limitations unless you're all Garmin already. I'll definitely to talk to the folks here at Oshkosh.
  35. 4 points
    I don’t understand the hostility. He should be on cloud 9 with the KI300/310 certification this week. I’ve seen a lot of rockets with some real hours put on, none of this 30-40 hrs per year stuff. Obviously pilots are finding the rocket provides exceptional utility.
  36. 4 points
    Embrace the 'Mooney Nod'. After mastering it, you will never again look at a Mooney with electric gear with anything but pity. Also, as you are lowering speed for landing, know that the gear can act like a speed brake. Unless you are in a downward death spiral from altitude, the Mooney will not exceed 120 with the gear down, so at about 125 or so, release the bar from the floor and enjoy the effect of a manual speed brake, when you hit 120, lock it in place and you'll never have the dreaded GU. On the opposite side, if your Mooney seem sluggish on climb and you just can't seem to get past 120, guess what? Let he amongst us who has never experienced this cast the first stone.
  37. 4 points
    Thank you for the comments everyone. Please understand, while new to the 20C, I am by no way admonishing the J-bar system. Still a little awkward with it but I like feeling what's going on. Maybe it's just in my mind, no pun intended, but it's comforting to feel like you're linked to the process, rather than flipping a switch and holding your breath. I'm also someone that figures "its going to happen to me first" so I was just intrigued by the simply wire and as a backup. However if flying an instrument approach, swinging ones head side to side to look out windows would not be a good thing regardless if have manual or electric gear. My checkout was with an experienced CFI, Air Force test pilot and long time vintage Mooney driver. His phrase was watch what you do, trust what you feel confirm with the light, or really just use the light more as a reminder you should have done the other two". My initial checkout with a different instructor was simply give the bar a tug aft on base to confirm it doesn't pop out. The better (more experienced) instructor taught me about the pulling the collar straight down without pushing the release button with thumb was a more confirming and indicative check. I'm sure there are opinions for and against. Personally I think the weakest part in the J-Bar chain is a complacent or inattentive brain. I will work hard to leave that failed part on the ground.
  38. 4 points
    The aluminum mistress got a spa treatment before her trip to Oshkosh. A petrochemical mask and an isopropyl cleanse. (And I did find the loose and missing screws).
  39. 4 points
    I sure don't mean this to sound scary or critical, but I really encourage my clients to start slowly from no more than 65% power where you can't hurt a thing and become familiar with setting up LOP precisely. As you get to know how your engine operates LOP, you'll get very proficient at setting up and be able to use proxies like TIT and MAP after you know the relationship between TIT and your richest cyl EGT peaking. But at 75% you need to be a full 50F LOP or you have one or more cylinders operating in the redbox. I have been in many clients Bravo's helping them with this stuff and seen a lot of Bravo data and not been able to see a Bravo operate that deeply LOP. 65 to just under 70% is the maximum I have seen when everything is perfect. Nor have I seen a Bravo get anywhere near 0.5 GPH gami spread with stock injectors which equates to resulting in the leanest cylinders flaming out before the richest are adequately LOP in higher power settings. Normal is > 1.0 GPH. All of this is to merely say, just start out at lower unharmful power settings and due your due diligence collecting the data before advancing to higher power temperatures. Additionally, IMO TIT over 1600F is not good for the longevity of your exhaust components and the Bravo is one of the more vulnerable exhaust systems. I personally limit my TIT to 1580F to give me a little buffer before I need to do anything. To get you started check out the Savvy Test profile here and start collecting your data. http://content.savvyanalysis.com/static/pdf/SavvyAnalysisFlightTestProfiles.pdf
  40. 4 points
    You see Alan, unlike Bonanzas, Mooneys have inherent value and don't need Garmin or anyone else. In fact Mooneys bring value to Garmin!
  41. 4 points
    FWIW I've had my Bravo for a little over a year. Mainly from reading this site I didn't even try LOP peak ops until last week. To my surprise on the last three flights I pulled the mixture back from 18-18.5 to 14.2 GPH (75% power) and she ran smooth and happy. CHTs dropped by 20 down into the 340-360 range and TIT stayed below my personal redline of 1650. (No more than 1625 being ops normal) These flights were short 90 minute hops so I was around 12 or 13 thousand. She lost around 7-8 knots. I'm excited to try it in the teens where I normally fly. If I can save 4 GPH and lose only 4% on the dial I'll be pleased. Just another tool in the box!
  42. 4 points
    Our equine vet has one in his house and several at his clinic. He says if he turns it up more than a couple of notches, it will lift up the rugs from the floor. (I think he uses it to keep his scotch and bourbon collection cool).
  43. 4 points
    I've increased my useful load over 30lbs since December [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  44. 4 points
    It has been said, but I will say it again. Lose some weight. You will have more room. You will feel better. You will be more likely to live longer. Other humans will find you more attractive including yourself when you look in the mirror. Be like a vintage short body Mooney: A lean mean cross country machine that sips at the pump and is not to plump.
  45. 4 points
    I hope you’re not disappointed in me, but I would say what I said with my grandmother in the room. Some folks deserve it, whether or not they share a common interest.
  46. 4 points
    CONTINUED CALLING OUT TO THE LORD GOD FOR THIS MAN AND HIS FAMILY. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GOD, HAVE MERCY. WE COME TOGETHER WAILING FOR THEM. ONLY YOU CAN, IN THE MATCHLESS NAME OF JESUS I COME, HUMBLY AND WITH NOT A THING TO BRING, ONLY YOU, PLEASE LORD HONOR YOUR NAME AS IM CLAIMING IT OVER THEM, AMEN. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  47. 4 points
    To add a tiny bit of info; My understanding is that he's at Maricopa County Hospital in the Arizona Burn Center there. I'm familiar with it because my brother spent quite a few months of his life there after being severely burned, getting skin grafts, etc., etc. He volunteered there for a long time after that. I said that just to say that this center is very highly regarded, and from what I saw it is well deserved.
  48. 4 points
    It will happen. Yes, I know everyone is excited and anxious and tired of the “it’s coming” story. But it will. When they announced for the 172 we put our name on the list and waited. No reason to call constantly. They’ll let you know when it’s ready, hey want to sell a bunch of them. Then we decided to put one in a 182 and waited again and it happened. Now I’m wanting to do one in a Mooney. An E, but that's a longer wait. And it IS worth it. They fly the airplane beautifully, accurately and smoothly. Best $7,500.00 we’ve ever spent!
  49. 4 points
    Today we went to an event at Blackbushe Aerodrome and a little Cessna 152 taxied past, G-BIJV. On the 11/7/1982 a young Me flew this plane with an instructor called James Luck and learnt how to recover from full spins. It was so sweet to see her still flying all these years later.

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