mike_elliott

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    Tarpon Springs, Fl.,
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    MCFI, Mooney transition training, plane ferrying, and instrument instruction, Mooney Summit Co Founder
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    M20C thru M20V

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  1. From Jenny this morning. Those of you who made donations, you were the reason their family could be together. Mark shows great improvement against great odds. Mike, A belated thank you for the co-pilot bear - I really love this little furry guy. It reminds me that the accident happened while Mark was doing what he absolutely loved - flying. As you may know from the lotsahelpinghands community, we had a crisis last Thursday with Mark's fungal infection. His doctors told us to have our families fly in asap in case Mark wasn't go to make it. Since then, I have come to believe it is not Mark's time to go. There's no scientific reason for me to know this. If anything, his current stable condition is not what his doctors expected. As people who've known Mark have gotten in touch in the last 6 weeks, I now understand that people with grew up with an absent father in their life are attracted to Mark. Received some very moving emails from some folks. I believe the story and connection between Thomas Hunnicutt, the young man who saved Mark the day of the accident is far from over. Thomas had a rough childhood growing up in LA, had 6 stepsisters/brothers and 2 natural brothers. His oldest brother who he had a close bond with died at age 18 which was devastating to Thomas. I think Mark will become his big brother. There's something between them that is unexplainable. He was the first to tell me it's not Mark's time to go and I wanted to believe him. Now, I believe that to be true. How long were you in ICU? You had massive internal injuries, were you burned from the fire on the plane? Jenny
  2. 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
  3. From Jenny today Mark’s in stable condition[http://mobile-mail] mike elliott, Jenny Brandemuehl has posted a new announcement for Family & Friends of Mark Brandemuehl. Mark has a good and restful night. His vitals look good. His kidney functioning are not yet back to how they were before his leg amputations, but he’s slowly improving. We were with Mark all afternoon and evening. His face is getting more fully healed and he has a healthy pink complexion. Amanda, his night nurse said Mark had a restful and good night. His eyelids are sewn shut (so new skin around his eyes becomes flexible, otherwise too right & he wouldn’t be able to close his eyes). But yesterday he kept blinking and now both eyes are partially open. His nurse explained that while he’s sedated, he’s not paralyzed. He doesn’t like having his teeth brushed as his respiratory number goes up each time! Laila, our longtime friend & Wellesley sister visited Mark the last few days from Boston. Mark’s Stanford GSB classmate Kathy & her husband Page are here this weekend along with my cousin Richard who flew in from nearby Las Vegas where he was attendIng a tech conference. Rene here and leaves this afternoon, Michelle left yesterday. There continues to be a lot of love in the room for Mark. [emoji3590] No word of any surgery today. If it changes after the doctor’s morning rounds, I’ll let everyone know. 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
  4. @Hyett6420, can you point brndiar to a knowledgeable C instructor in YourUp?
  5. In case any of you M20A drivers need one, Mooney has the spar in stock! Probably hand built by Art. https://photos.app.goo.gl/17rtunJw1WLqX1TZ6
  6. Hi Milos, I trust you are a new Mooney owner, as you are asking a couple of basic questions that will be covered in depth with good transition training. The older C's and E's probably need speed brakes more than the newer mid and longbodies due to their lower gear speeds, lower flap speeds and lower Vne. Get with a Mooney CFI and he will go over your PAC numbers specific to your plane. A few hrs here will be money in the bank as you will be taught ownership as well as airmanship. Where are you located? perhaps we can suggest a good mentor/instructor.
  7. I believe any MSC can do this mod. It makes a new plane out of it!
  8. Barry couldnt talk 10 people into giving them an irreversible PO out of all the STEC 30/50 55 installs currently out there in Mooneys? I thought he already had that done. I guess I will quit the "low pressure constantly applied" to have Genysis join the industry leading companies and donate one to the Mooney Summit's silent auction, something that so far has went radio silent when bought up.
  9. Kelly and her husband Fred were often there. I cracked one open with them a few times.
  10. I have mastered it, but still prefer the newer electric gear, Paul. /flame on
  11. 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
  12. From Jenny today Clarification of Mark's surgery - he's in there no[http://mobile-mail] mike elliott, Jenny Brandemuehl has posted a new announcement for Family & Friends of Mark Brandemuehl. Dr. Peck clarified before Mark went into surgery that they are focused on debriding any fungal infected tissue on his arms. There's a possibility they may have to amputate above his arms. Additionally, as they've gone in to look at his remaining fingers, they believe they will need to amputate all his remaining fingers and thumbs. We expect to get an update after surgery in a couple hours. 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
  13. 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:
  14. Just tell the shop it takes a good avionics tech to work on Mooneys, not meant for the so so guys...
  15. It, as all ops anywhere anytime, require your plane to be cooling correctly, have the baffling correct, timing correct, etc. The CHT's and EGTs take this lack of air into account at high DA's. If richer ops are needed, it might mean you need to review your cowl flap settings, baffling, etc. Climb VY until out of the kill zone, then at 120 for better cooling, but Bob knows this.