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Trailboss

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About Trailboss

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  • Birthday 08/24/1977

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    KOGD
  • Reg #
    N5262F
  • Model
    1988 M20J

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  1. It hasn't turned out well. The city and airport manager have basically stated that they want to own everything on the property and are using land leases to do it. It's a nightmare that is getting worse... It's the same demand wise, if I could build new hangers I would too...but city wants to be in that business and won't open it to fair-market.
  2. @PilotGrant I have the same premium for a $250,000 hull on a multi...with 40 hours in type requirement... I'd say that's high, but not knowing your hours or history couldn't really comment intelligently.
  3. @Parker_Woodruff My insurance guy has me convinced I need a Seneca...so that's been the focus for now.
  4. Serial Number 24-1667 - What's interesting is this has some of the 205 modifications, but doesn't have the rounded window corners.
  5. MooneySpace was instrumental in the purchase of N5262F, so I’ll list it here first. It's a 1988 M20J 201. It's a great machine and very well maintained with all annuals at Don Maxwell, Dugosh, and most recently Top Gun in Stockton. The tanks are leak free, the gear pucks are in great shape and the airframe is corrosion free. 5262F has flown an average of 110+ hours per year since I purchased it in May 2016. The engine was overhauled by Mena Aircraft Engines in April 2008 and has been a solid performer in the 400 hours I've put on her since. I am still flying it regularly so the engine hou
  6. My rent at my FBO is doubling next year...can't fault them, the Gulfstream guys are pushing out the piston guys. I have an opportunity to purchase a hangar on the field that would be a great opportunity since it would have room for my airplane plus two others. Rent from the three airplanes would cover all the costs. Does anyone have a contact for land-lease financing? This has become the sticking point with lenders I've talked to. The land is owned by the city with relatively short terms (current lease expires in 7 years, renewal term would be 15). Making a payment isn't the issue, its
  7. Just wanted to say that @OSUAV8ter did PM me and made a sale. Didn't want someone to think I was left hanging.... Really great to work with.
  8. Any fall sales coming up @OSUAV8TER ? Also, looking at your website you have a bracket for enclosed Bonanza wingtips to get LED recognition lights...any chance you're working on an STC for Mooneys? My original strobes are on the way out...going to need replacing soon.
  9. This is why I come here...I could spend time over at Cirrus learning about which BMW to buy next, or which Rolex matches the corinthian leather interior...but I come here for the math. I tell the guys at my FBO, after getting out of the airplane a Mooney pilot looks back and marvels at the fine vehicle he's granted opportunity to operate. A Cirrus pilot looks back and wonders why it doesn't have power door locks....
  10. @golfmogul If you'd like to look at a J that is somewhat local to you, I have one in Ogden. I'd be more than happy to talk thru my ownership experience which is very similar to what you've laid out. PM me and we can set something up.
  11. I've done a couple of Angel Flights as well, usually really rewarding flights. The last one was 40 gallons of water to the Navajo Res in Arizona. I've flown passengers also, but some aren't as pleased about the boarding procedure. Apparently they were more used to Bonanza's and club seating. Oh well, can't please everyone...
  12. One of my first internships was at a small CNC shop outside of Wichita that did piece work for Boeing. 100% Aluminum machined parts. They received a contract to make 1,000 widgets out of Ti and thought, sure...we can do that. First block loaded on the table was about 3"x4"x6" and everyone marveled at how light it was! Well, push the green button with speeds and feeds set for Al and... the whole machine nearly vibrated off the anchor bolts. Titanium is cool...but man is it brittle and HARD.
  13. I'm sensing a trend here...and one that I'm a part of as well. When I heard Cliff left, I switched from Falcon to @Parker_Woodruff . For me it wasn't a cost issue as the Premiums are the same price; Parker is just more communicative and actually seemed to want me as a customer.
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