Looking for a M20C/F/K owner in the Tidewater area (Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk) of Virginia that would be willing to take me for a flight and maybe a $100 hamburger. I have not had the opportunity to see a Mooney up close, let alone sit in one. I have been lurking here for a while and quite honestly cannot decide on what flavor fits my needs...I guess I really need to define my needs to narrow it down, but would like to consider all options. Budget is TBD, but initially looking at keeping it under $100K which probably puts the K out of my price range.
I am a low time pilot (85 hours) who has pretty much been on a sabbatical for the last two years due to my job. I have recently gotten back in to the seat, having completed my Flight Review and started flying again, now I want to build hours with IFR being the next step. Needs (or wants I guess) would include room for three (me, the wife and teen age son) with a couple of flights a year to Florida (Tampa) and Asheville, NC to visit family. would also like to ability to take long weekend trips to wherever we wanted to visit and get there fast...or at least faster than a C172. I would like a high useful load with a low fuel burn rate (don't we all). All of my flying has been in a C172 as that is pretty much all there is available where I rent...currently no low wing or complex aircraft available, but I have it on good authority there may be one coming soon.
Anyhow, if you have an aircraft that meets the above desires and are based locally or will be passing through and are willing to spend some time showing me your plane, I would like to get together.