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    Belfair, Wa... 10 mi so of Bremerton National air port
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    day dreaming of owning a mooney,, or just about any plane.
    flying it in the most fuel efficient way, even if its slow,
    its still faster than any next best plane.
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    Just bought a 66 PA 28

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  1. how and where can i set my forum time to match my pacific time zone?
  2. Tips and Tricks

    that really is odd..saved for fun... N6018Q Newbie Supporter 0 0 posts LocationLouisiana Reg #:N6018Q Model:M20E
  3. Mooney down in Washington

    seems he Just decended for the airport way too early!
  4. 1 dead in small plane crash in Whatcom County Updated: Feb 12, 2018 - 10:59 PM A pilot was found dead after a small plane crash in Whatcom County on Monday evening, authorities said. Crews were called at about 9:45 p.m. after a plane had been reported missing at 8 p.m. The plane wreckage was found near Fragrance Lake by Chuckanut Mountain. Authorities said the pilot was found dead inside the plane and it appears the pilot was the only one on board. According to the FAA, the aircraft was traveling from Paine Field to Bellingham.  
  5. see the wing damage on barnstormers... MOONEY 201 MISSILE, DAMAGED • $55,000 • MOTIVATED SELLER • Damaged Mooney 201 Missile Conversion. 2302 TTAF, 1222 TNEW IO-550A, 3-Blade Hartzell. Garmin 430W, King 150 A/P, KX-165, JJPI-830, Garmin 345 xponder ADS-B in/out, Speed brakes, 2012 gray leather interior, left wing damaged by impact with structure. • Contact Erik Mulloy, Friend of Owner - located Lakeway, TX USA • Telephone: 512-217-6300 . • Posted February 7, 2018 • Show all Ads posted by this Advertiser • Recommend This Ad to a Friend • Email Advertiser • Save to Watchlist • Report This Ad • View Larger Pictures
  6. low priced flying m20c

    Well,, not all at once, but 4 legs of 3:30 each will get to Seattle,, about 12 hours overall,,, headwinds! see this,,
  7. low priced flying m20c

    If,,, I was Local,,, I would offer $10,000 for it. But since I want it in Seattle,, I would offer less!
  8. Looking for longbody project

    might as well give this thing some consideration... 1980 MOONEY 305 ROCKET • $23,500 • PROJECT FOR SALE • 3700 TT, TSIO-520, 98 SMOH, PSE7000, Sandel HSI, hard landing on grass. • Contact Allstate Aircraft Salvage located El Cajon, CA USA • Telephone: 619-322-1495 . • Posted December 22, 2017 • Show all Ads posted by this Advertiser • Recommend This Ad to a Friend • Email Advertiser • Save to Watchlist • Report This Ad
  9. here is what i think i know,,, neither overspeed was for sure 3000 rpm,,, your tach over reads by 50 rpm,, sooo true rpm was 2950 max,,, that is Less than 10% overspeed!! the 1st time was a surprise, but you were ready for the 2nd time,, you were in take off mode and i would bet your right hand was still on the engine controls, if the surge was obvious,,, and you noticed Right Now!! you could have easily and instinctively reduced power or propeller speed Within 3 seconds!!! Read the SB,, you very well could be in the all clear.. still need to correct what made it happen..
  10. get a rpm test done to confirm your tach reading!! compare that tach reading to your exact memory of the rpm you saw!! dredge your memory for the exact amount of time that you ran at that maximum overspeed!! study sb 369!
  11. His style and chattyness of writing bogged me down and was hard to get..
  12. Glide ratio M20D

    kind of confused,, the OP is asking about his D, but it is probably really modified to be a C... right? Well a C wheels up and windmilling shows 19.3 mi glide and a ratio of 10.3 to 1 from 10,000 ft... Well I have a Cherokee, and my POH says that,,, My plane wheels down and welded and windmilling will glide 19.3 mi and a ratio of 10.3 to 1 from 10,000 ft..!! me, myself has decided that if im really going to glide down, I will nose it up, loose some speed, and get that prop stopped!!! for a better ratio... this just dont make no sense!
  13. UpDate,,,,,, My Very Special Day!! the lead up is that i bought a cherokee south of boise on wasnt until 6-23 that i got back there to bring it home, it had some gas in it, so i flew it 25 mi to nampa for my 1st solo and landing in 28 yrs, to get gas,,, then i flew 375 mi to my home drome, kpwt.. it wasnt until 6-28 that i went back to My airport, to pay for my tiedown, and to sit in my plane, just for the heII of it. I finally went out again on 7-12, got her fired up,, taxied over and filled her up to the tabs,, i spent about 3 hours in the hot cockpit doing maintenance, it made me feel great! So for the special day part. 7-13-17,, I enjoyed a relaxed 20 min drive from home to My airport,, Then i walked like a pilot across the ramp to My Own Plane,, then,,, I went Flying!! For an hr., made an ugly landing,, but my best in 28 yrs.. It feels great to finally realize that I can go and fly anytime i want,, and you know what? I might just go out tomorrow and do it again!
  14. thank ,,, I like to read you... No. 1 the gas thing came up because of faster gas use than planned, worked out that switching back and forth would leave me in unknown territory.. saw that right tank to the tabs gauge wiggled when I waggled so trusted that 17 gals was really there... left tank started at full and showed it,, went down slowly and steadily so trusted that. decided not landing with some here, and some more there,,, soooo I saved the 2 hrs in the right and watched the left go to zero and even less,, never a hickup,,, just died ,,, im a pilot! quick look at the gauge and the pressure,,, already had my hand pre programmed to turn the valve,, looked up to see a straight and nose over glide,, and seconds pass, engine back to normal... No.2,,, been there done that,, back in feb 1979,, wont do that again,,, but the eclipse was amazing!! No.3 Noooo!!! Not me,, not ever!!! No.4 This has been done,,,, during No.2,,, 10,000 ft, 4 butts in a cherokee! This was,,, has been my longest X/C 37 yrs,, in a plane ive never flown, that has a damage history, that just came out of annual! Maybe my risk aversion needs some soul searching.. The plan was solid,,, until something changed,,, then everything else changed with it,,, but I gotter done!!!!