M20S Driver

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  1. M20S Driver

    catalina airport

    They are shutting it down on 12/9/18 and expect to reopen in April 2019. I hope they do more than just patching with the $5M in four months "But soon the 3,250-foot runway will get the facelift it so badly needs. A $5 million project is underway to repair the runway, according to a press release from the Catalina Conservancy."
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    catalina airport

    https://www.flyingmag.com/catalina-airport-runway-to-be-restored-by-us-marines?enews110118 Finally I am glad to see this happen in my life time.
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    Landing light switch

    Take a look at the attached if you have a 28volt system on your Mooney. M20-286_Landing and taxi light connector issue .pdf
  4. My Stratus causes interference with both Com radio and GPS and it is worse with optional ADS-b antenna. They advised me to keep it away from the radio stack and it worked fine if I put it on the rear seat. It is funny that they were skeptical at first and were not receptive to discuss any issues caused by their design. I am done with their products
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    Help with KSNA ground operation

    Agreed 100%. I have only done intersection takeoffs at KMCC with 10,000 feet runway. I don't completely close the door on intersection take offs once in a while since sitting in the hot sun with no AC is not fun and the intersection take off at KSNA in longer than my home airport which is less than 2500'.
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    Help with KSNA ground operation

    Thanks for all your inputs. Landing long is a good solution for avoiding delays in taxing to Atlantic. For departures, I was wondering if tower would be receptive to an intersection take-off from H or G taxiways on 20R? Driver
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    Help with KSNA ground operation

    This is very interesting. I will give it try to see how it works out. It is 23 miles to UC Irvine versus 9 miles from KSNA. Rental car may be an issue since none of the FBOs list them on the Foreflight.
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    Help with KSNA ground operation

    That will surely solve half of the problem. Does KSNA clearance delivery coordinate transitions thru LAX for VFR traffic using the published VFR routes?
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    Help with KSNA ground operation

    Thanks Niko182. I landed 20R and was held up between the two runways at H for a few mintes, then I was cleared to cross the 20L and hold at the midfield runup for taxiway A traffic, then was cleared to the southeast runup to let a few jets pass, and finally was cleared to go to Atlantic. On departure, it was almost the same. I landed around 4 pm on Friday and departed around 3:30 pm on Sunday. Is it my bad luck or just timing when most jets take off and land?
  10. I had to convert my Mooney to cargo configuration to move my son to UC Irvine from the Bay Area. I was not worried about the LAX airspace since I got my ticket at Torrance 25+ years ago and have flown to the area a few times a year. I am used to flying close to big guys (jets) since I flew out of KSJC for many years, but I was amazed at the complexity of the taxing to Atlantic and taxing for takeoff. It took 10-15 minutes to take off or get to Atlantic after landing. I will be going to KSNA frequently for the next few years. I would appreciate any advice how to navigate the complexity of the ground operation or advice on getting in and out of KSNA.
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    The data suggests than your "shitty" two bladed prop does better than my 3 bladed prop in cruise. (I don't use the added HP in cruise due to noise, vibration and fuel consumption).
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    Acclaim Type S SOLD

    I updated your procedure!!
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    S-tec 30 altitude hold oscillating

    I had a similar problem which turned out to be low cable tension on the pitch servo.
  15. I have flown to Truckee (field elevation~6000 feet) in my Mooney over 50 times. I use DA of 8000-8200 feet, winds of 14 knots, and gusts of less than 7 knots with airplane less than 3000 lb as my personal minimums. Taking off from rwy20 has the luxury of sloped down wide open space for a left 270 to climb. Reading about Aspen and field elevation of 7800 feet, I was wondering if anyone could share their personal minimums for take off and landing at Aspen. Driver AKA chicken!!