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xcrmckenna last won the day on March 14 2017

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About xcrmckenna

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  1. xcrmckenna

    Mooney Emergency Landing with Gear Up at KVNY

    That’s true, but when my plane is at 82 mph it starts acting really different gear up vs gear down. That’s when you’re getting pretty close to the ground and focusing on your landing point and a lot of other things. I see that’s how it can be easy to divide your attention to not notice what the plane is telling you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Mooney Emergency Landing with Gear Up at KVNY

    And he was wondering why his speeds were off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A&P Says "Oh no a Mooney?!!"

    My mechanic said the same thing about Mooney owners being on the cheap side. Honestly I’ve never seen Mooney owners any worse. No one likes dropping a ton of money on a plane if it wasn’t expected. And I don’t see Mooney’s ran down anymore than other planes I see on the ramp. I have no reference working on other airplanes but I do most of my own maintenance and all the grunt work at annual. I can’t imagine other planes that much easier to work on that you’ll save so much more money. If you buy one take it to an MSC, no one has time for that negativity.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A&P Says "Oh no a Mooney?!!"

    My BMW is nice. But I’ll have to take you for a ride in my Dmax.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Got into ice today

    Well I have Avidyne so I don’t have to worry about it going black and I have a Sensocon and an Aithre co detector. Sure, I get nervous before every test, isn’t that what flying is? You get the test during the flight and the answers when your on the ground... You seem to have this unhealthy fear or untrusting of your airplane the lawnmower with wings mentality, pencil whip maintenance to keep you from flying into dangerous conditions the Wild West of flying single engine planes. I’m surprised you would want to live so close to an airport for fear of all those planes just falling out of the sky and on to your home.... Did I say I’m nervous all the time I’m flying? No, I also got nervous when I would serve high risk warrants in my past life as a cop, or when I would pull a car over for a tail light out. You never know what’s around the bend maybe they just robbed a bank and killed two other cops. You never know. If you don’t have a little fear of all the parts and pieces in even your work airplane needing to work perfectly to keep you alive then maybe you don’t get it. Maybe you are a super pilot like you stated earlier with such superior skills you never have to use them. Personally I wouldn’t know what thats like. I have a healthy fear of life to know I DON’T know everything. But it sounds like you are the dangerous pilot we hear about all to often. Maybe you’re not going to kill yourself in your Mooney, but it sounds like you might kill a few hundred people in your work plane. You still didn’t explain what Brice did was so different then what you said your minimums were for ice and IMC conditions. That’s why I asked you what they were, to hear what you say they are. But now you’re trying to change them after I pointed out how this situation fit PERFECTLY into what you said your minimums were.... And how a 5kt cross wind was to much for you to deal with. Or maybe you really didn’t think through what the situation was and you just started talking out your butt and being a little judgmental? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Got into ice today

    It’s just a clear cut case of your minimums should be my minimums and you’re an idiot, and a death certificate waiting to happen if they are not my minimums. Pilots with much less experience then him have lived long full lives enjoying aviation till the day they died. The flip side the list is long of pilots with more experience then Mr. Peace that died do to a plane crash. I’m all for mitigation of risk, but thinking your luck is going to run out on a 5kt cross wind landing. Well in that case you were probably going to die anyways. It’s all a matter of perspective. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Got into ice today

    Thanks for the write up, I don’t know if that’s a minimums list other than you said you won’t do an approach to minimums in your Mooney. Personally I don’t see the difference flying an approach that is 500’ higher than minimums vs at minimums. You don’t have many options a 1,000 agl around an airport if you’re using the theory of going someplace else. So I would have no problems flying to minimums I’ll just be fully prepared to go missed and try someplace else. You said you’re not going to fly into IMC with the possibility of ice unless you know you could circle down out of the clouds to find a landing spot. I would say that’s what Brice said he did. And to take it further what do you mean circle down? Are you just going to tell ATC here I come? I would think vectors like ATC gave him away from everyone as he could expedite his decent was pretty simple and the way to go. And looking around the San Diego area anything west is pretty low terrain, the cloud deck was at 5000msl right? So wouldn’t that fit your minimums of what you would do? You have multiple ways to get out of icing. On the wind discussion winds in the taf were 280/22g31 KSAN has runways 09/27. That’s a cross wind component of about 5kts and only 9kts of gusts. I’m not saying it wouldn’t have been a bumpy ride in but putting those numbers to paper and real life flying I don’t see the concern you have or the condemnation you have for the pilot. I reference my engine as a lawnmower as in the technology it has so that’s no skin off my back. Where I think you are stepping out of line is when your reference your insurance rates and people dying. Personally your insurance premiums are the last thing on my mind when I step into my plane. And it definitely won’t change my personal minimums. I’m all for learning from pilots with more and less experience than me. I’m far from someone that says they know everything. And I’m not a bold pilot, I get nervous with every flight. But I don’t see how the OP had no outs in this situation and scrapped by on sheer luck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Got into ice today

    Out of curiosity so no one can put words in your mouth. What are your personal minimums? In all aspects of flight, and airplanes? Have you ever had a no go during your professional career? I have my IR check ride coming up and would like some points of reference. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cirrus fuel tank

    I guess when you find perfection 50 years ago a second door is the only thing you can expect.... Sorry couldn’t pass up that point... Normally I’m good with picking on Cirrus’. But last week I spent 7.6 hours in one of their full simulators and 6 days taking IR instruction with one of their top instructors Mike Radomsky in my plane. It’s true you acclimate to the side yoke in moments. He “learned” me a lot about the plane built with a chute. Mike let me poke and prod his plane and look over his POH when we were not flying. I don’t think I can talk trash about them anymore. I’m planning on doing formation training with the C2A group March 1st. Now all my trash talk is directed at Bonanza owners and pilots...[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Is it ever too cold to fly?

    I would try 25 degrees LOP. My plane loves it there. I true out at 175mph speed and efficiency at that setting works for me. If I am flying above 10,000 I’m burning about 7.8 gph. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Insurance up 20%

    If that’s the case I still won’t have the hours. Maybe in a year or two though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Insurance up 20%

    I got my renewal today from Global. It was up $130 from last year. It doesn’t have to be bound till March 15th. I have my IR check ride scheduled for February 28th. Hopefully it will open me up to Falcon or other insurance companies that will write a smooth million. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Mooney down in Hayward CA

    My student night cross country was to Corvallis. Fun times finding it before ForeFlight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Mooney down in Hayward CA

    My student night cross country was to Corvallis. Fun times finding it before ForeFlight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Aviation humor