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  1. Sorry for the late response. I remembered to look at it today. About 29.6 GPh
  2. I believe I was parked next to you right by the fence near the exit gate. Was there at KIAG over the 4th of July weekend until the 9th.
  3. Only if the discussion is right of center
  4. I always say the Mooney “ beats Delta” door to door on everything on my side of the Mississippi. And likely a good bit on the other side as well.
  5. Actually, my goal would be to find something that could comfortably cruise higher, in the high teens and low 20s. The Bravo spoiled me in this regard. I have heard about P Barons, but don’t know much about them. I would imagine they burn considerably more than what you are talking about, and there is the obvious cost and complexity of pressurization. A hangar neighbor of mine appears to love his, although I have never talked about the nitty-gritty of the performance, fuel consumption, and costs with him.
  6. I am getting my multi rating next month and am pondering the whole twin thing. I have the Bravo and a Saratoga and as I approach retiring hopefully in the next five years the thought is consolidating down to one plane which might blend the attributes of the two that I have. I really love both of the planes that I have, one is like a flying Porsche, and the other a flying suburban. The Bravo though never ceases to amaze me. It is an incredible traveling machine. My wife and I went back-and-forth between Atlanta and Niagara Falls just this past week in a little over three hours each way in the high teens above the weather in cool smooth air. The dispatch reliability has been incredible, and my last two annuals have been under $5000. It would be tough for me to part with my Bravo. I do not know of any twins that could do all that, much less on about 140 gallons of avgas round-trip.
  7. I think the OP was referring to the number of hours remaining until TBO.
  8. Gary Indiana (Kgyy) an option too. The train to downtown is right next to the airport. The security situation is somewhat dicey but the FBO, B Coleman, will drive you over to the station and you can wait in their vehicle until the train comes. About a 40 minute train ride to downtown. We do Uber and Lyft which is very easy also. Great FBO with good fuel prices. Easier in and out than Midway
  9. I understand that with the long bodies with the extra weight and normal usage five years is about the time to look to change the donuts. This is something I myself would err on the side of being conservative on since the shock absorption of the Mooney system is marginal to poor at best and it is IMO cheap insurance to preserve the airframe, tank seals etc.
  10. It’s a special Russian sleeping gas you’re piping thru the vents
  11. Hawk is in Tampa at Kvdf if we are talking the same Hawk.
  12. I think they are great planes, but I’m not sure they would be for me. I have considerable trouble getting in and out of the pilot seat. Very tight squeeze between the pilot and copilot seats, and its not like I’m all that big at 6’1 210.
  13. If it were me, I would take it to an MSC for a pre-purchased inspection. Better assurance that they know what to look for so far as the known but sometimes hidden corrosion points on the airframe. What really strikes home for me is the time that I saw a late model J at Joe Cole’s shop that was there for a prepurchase inspection that had significant tubular corrosion from mouse urine. To look at the plane you would’ve never believed it.