Jim Peace

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Jim Peace last won the day on May 14 2018

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  1. Jim Peace

    Got into ice today

    good points. Also to the previous posters I would probably give a pirep more often on ice if I could see it. I can't see my wings from the cockpit. I can see a small piece of a windscreen wiper that may or may not have ice if my wings do. I cant tell what type either. All I will see is shmutz. It could be heavy or just trace. What do I report? I do have an EICAS warning of ICE DET but who knows if its true or not. We usually only put engine heat on if we see that one. I don't think I have used Wing heat in years and it does not work if the leading edge devices are out. As for that previous chart earlier on this page, most of those planes can see at least a small portion of their wings to give out an accurate report.
  2. Jim Peace

    Got into ice today

    The issues started just after TOD. From TOD inbound to destination the terrain is quite high, some nice rocks near 7000 feet msl. Where is the ample terrain clearance that can be had from a forecast?
  3. Jim Peace

    Got into ice today

    I will not be intentionally flying into IMC with the possibility of ice. I may at times fly in and out of sporadic warm weather IMC with plenty of altitude to at least find a field below me. I have never been nervous flying my plane. If you get nervous like you wrote with every flight then that is a whole nuther thread. Just to be sure you are using the correct language tell us what you are nervous about? and why you would continue if you were. I have only been slightly concerned twice in my plane. Once it lasted for about 10 seconds. My GTN went blank more pissed at Garmin and my money spent than the plane. That thread is long ago. The other time is when my sensorcon CO detector alarmed at 35 from its normal 0 to single digits. Problem was discovered and fixed. Please equip yourself with one.
  4. Jim Peace

    Got into ice today

    Sounds like you may be married. It is all in fun and to not read about more deaths..... There needs to be some sarcasm and other fonts here.....
  5. Jim Peace

    Got into ice today

    None taken. Don’t get me wrong. I love GA. Where I live proves it. I live on an airport. All my neighbors are pilots and owners. I am typing this on my iPhone watching planes takeoff and land enjoying 80 degree temps at night. I want all of you to come and experience this. I found pilot heaven. I think we had 44000 take offs and landing last year.
  6. Jim Peace

    Got into ice today

    In my day job I am to FOM/FAR/contractual limits. As long as the plane has no issues and both of us feel good and there is a plan B. Is what I am about to do safe legal and make sense? In the wild west world of single engine airplanes where almost everything may be pencil whipped I would say it just depends on the day and if I am in my plane or someone else's. But to generalize I am not going to intentionally fly into any conditions where there is even a slight possibility of ice or in IMC without having the ability to circle down below the clouds to find a landing field. I have been there and done that when I was young and dumb and it all comes down to that saying that you are better off being on the ground wishing you were in the air vs being in the air and wishing you were on the ground. Have those experience many times over and at some point your name will be in the obituaries. I occasionally fly at night. Maybe once every two years in a single if for some reason I got caught out for reasons beyond my control. I never plan a trip to fly at night. And everything better be working in the plane 100%. Hotels are cheaper than funerals. No hi winds. Can I handle the Mooney in 30+ knot winds....yes but at some point the luck and skill will run out and Penn Yang and Hartzell will be taking my money. I rather keep it for other stuff like Avgas and massages in Asia. Will I ever do an approach in my plane to minimums? Perhaps if its totally unforecasted but in 5 years of ownership I have yet to do one and by following my higher minimums I doubt I will. I did put all the odds in my favor with my panel for it is incase my judgement goes to hell and plan B or C disolved. People get upset that I call it a flying lawn mower. I wonder what the people who have lost engines at 300 feet and made off airport landings would call it? Or the families who lost loved ones would call it? GA is the Wild West and we really have no idea how they are maintained, except for the few gear heads here who do their own mx and also know what they are doing....most of the time those are not one in the same.
  7. Jim Peace

    Got into ice today

    rethinking this I would say that's fine for anyone. Probably throw some touch and gos in there for fun as well.
  8. Jim Peace

    Got into ice today

    yes....now you get it
  9. Jim Peace

    Got into ice today

    Nice Job..... Unfortunately many pilots on here would consider you to be a pussy because you do have an instrument rating and that makes you invincible.
  10. Jim Peace

    Got into ice today

    I love Mooneys and especially my own. Otherwise I would not have put 40k into the panel on a 25k airplane. But as much as I love it and single engine airplanes it was like putting lipstick on a pig. It is fun and you have to respect the fact that it is more dangerous than a motorcycle and should not be flying in high winds or IMC at zero c temps. Especially not both at the same time. My own plane is a lawnmower with wings and I have Garmin everything. Perhaps if I went with Aspens I would be able to fly in the ice.
  11. Jim Peace

    Got into ice today

    Small planes are my passion...I fly the big stuff so as to afford the small stuff. Just get tired of reading about senseless deaths and injuries......if only someone would have brought up the fact to them that they are not above Mother Natures power in a Mooney.
  12. Jim Peace

    Got into ice today

    28022G31KT ?? nothing wrong with it.....very safe,,,,,probably the safest winds you can be in. I am understanding that Mooney pilots on this site are immune to weather..... Its not that prop strikes or engine overhauls cost anything ....just turn it into insurance,,,its all free..
  13. Jim Peace

    Strange airspeed indicator behavior in rain

    LOL...okay you guys win..... Any mooney no matter how it is equipped should be able to fly safely in any conditions...it all depends on how the pilot feels....
  14. Jim Peace

    Strange airspeed indicator behavior in rain

    in a 50+ year old mooney??? Especially the shot gun panels..... Yes it does.....
  15. Jim Peace

    Got into ice today

    Oy Vey