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  1. I have slipped my J many times.. was a reason given why you cannot?
  2. That's a good idea! I'm going to start doing that..
  3. Thank you for reminding me to update my profile! We moved to San Diego last week.. now based at Gillespie. So I guess I did fly in from Nebraska, with a two month hiatus enroute
  4. I have a Bruce cover on it now.. so that helps.
  5. Thank you for asking! Yes, it is quite the mild climate here.. really looking forward to getting back and exploring California!
  6. Very true...but given the opportunity, I’d rather keep it hangared.
  7. Reviving this thread.... I have made it to San Diego for house hunting! But the hangar won’t be available until we return mid June. Right now the plane is on the ramp at Gillespie.. but would like to find a corner in a hangar to stuff it for about a month before we return to Omaha on Sunday. Anyone have any room? Will pay my fair share for the space!
  8. I have reached out to Foreflight with other questions/issues and found them to be extremely helpful and responsive. I’m sure they can help you out.
  9. After sharing stories with a buddy, we realized we had different definitions of what "hard IFR" is. His definition, put simply was that hard IFR would include weather conditions that would result in an approach down to near, or at mins. My response was that we shoot practice approaches with foggles to mins all the time... why should it be any different in actual clouds? Personally, I rarely have the opportunity to fly an actual approach down to mins, because of MY definition of hard IFR. My definition includes the potential for imbedded thunderstorms, other convective activity, or icing forecasted along my route.. Like most people, that weather keeps me on the ground. But if we had a foggy day like this morning in Omaha, so long as it was above mins, I would have no problem going. I'm not worried about mountains here in the Midwest..but given the same conditions in say, Colorado, I would invoke higher, personal minimums So my question to the group is... what do you consider hard IFR?
  10. I recommend the folks in Willmar, about 1.6 Mooney hours away. I’m in Omaha. Let me know if you want a pre-pre buy by a non A&P.
  11. Very nice... should sell quick!
  12. ..since this can of worms has now been opened... I was curious to hear the quorum's thoughts on periodic updates during annual. I will say, that the manager of the shop that caused my gear to collapse on my prior Mooney had by far the most outstanding level of communication I had ever experienced by any shop, for any machine repair. He would call me daily, sometimes multiple times with updates. I loved it. I felt like I knew exactly what was happening, and when they went past their promised schedule by one week to replace my exhaust, I found that perfectly acceptable. Not a surprise because the lines of communication were so great. It is unfortunate the story ended how it did.. Other shops have been exactly the opposite, to include some of the countries biggest MSCs. I get it, that these shops are busy, and they really should focus on fixing the airplanes. But there is a customer service aspect here too. We are spending A LOT of money during our annual inspections...is it too much to ask for a weekly update? Or even a text. I think it is unsat to go a month without an update, or to feel like you are "bothering your mechanic" asking for one. A lot of us are not fortunate enough to live near our favorite maintenance facility. It requires time off work, asking friends for rides, expensive airline tickets, or long drives in rental cars to pick up our airplanes after annual. For me, that takes planning...and the closer to pickup I have to plan, the greater the personal and financial inconvenience.