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  1. You need a letter that provides a statement of support for the LLC to register the plane. It is rather strange. I can PM you the one that I used. Brad
  2. Hello Austin. Welcome to the club (I don’t think that I’ve been kicked out yet). You’ll get lots of opinions. You might want to consider professional advice. is who I have used and been happy with the advice and assistance that they have provided. There are probably many other similar services. Good luck with the Rocket - lots of fun ahead for you. Bradb Former Acclaim. Now Meridian N951TB
  3. I would also reccomend looking at the mountain high pulse demand system to extend oxygen usage if you are going to be frequently using your oxygen. This will make it last a lot longer. Bradb Meridian N951TB Former Acclaim
  4. I was able to escape Erie, PA this morning. There was a small break in the 40kn+ winds and snow. There was a little turbulence on the climb for the first 4000ft or so and some light to moderate ice in the clouds until I broke out at about 6000ft. I was rewarded with a sunny, smooth flight and nice tailwinds for the flight to the Boston area (KBED) to see my daughter for the weekend. The photo is in straight and level cruise at FL270. For the penny counters 250lbs/hr = about 37GPH and jet fuel this morning was about $3.70/gal. That is about the fastest I’ve made the trip. The tailwind is great and I was able to hit a little over 400kts ground speed on the the descent (first time over 400 for me). The big tailwind does become a challenge sometimes on the Zelka2 arrival into KBED. There are several step downs on the arrival that come quick with the tailwind. Two weeks ago, I was held high until the very end and needed a 3000ft/min descent to hit my crossing altitudes. Today wasn’t as bad. But for a turbine, being held as high as possible as long as possible is great. The Mooney taught me great energy control and planning lessons. Have a great and safe weekend everyone! Brad Piper Meridian N951TB Former Acclaim
  5. Welcome Alejandro. Where are you located? You might be able to get a ride in a Rocket or Bravo very soon. The rest of the group will be by very shortly. Be careful, they love spending other people’s money. Good luck and enjoy the search. Brad Piper Meridian N951TB Former Acclaim
  6. Yes. There is. I believe it measures from the right tank. Some of the fuel to the engine runs through a heat exchanger with the oil and is return to both of the tanks. The mechanism activates automatically below freezing. Brad
  7. @NJMac sounds like you have gotten a lot of good advice. I’ll add one more response (although it is pretty irrelevant) to your original question, “Is it ever too cold to fly?” I flew at FL230 and 250 in my Mooney several times. Where I live it can be -45C or worse in the winter up there. It was cold inside because I had a leaky door seal. In the PA-46T, the temperature is actually more of a concern. The operating limit in the plane for the fuel temp is -34C. Jet-A has some dissolved water in it all the time. The Meridian requires the Prist additive all the time to reduce the freezing point. Below freezing, some heated fuel is returned to to tanks to keep them warmer than ambient in the FL’s. Mine can keep a 7 degree differential. On Friday, flying to Boston, I had to decend from FL270 to FL250 when the fuel temp hit -34C (outside was -44). Decending a couple thousand gave me the few degrees that I needed. So, not really relevant to your situation, but it can get too cold. @Jerry 5TJ , Can the JetProp keep better than a 7 degree differential? Brad
  8. I also paid for mine in November and got the sticker in December. I would just call ahead to the port and double check before showing up without one. As @kortopates advises you will probably be ok. I have always been impressed with the ease and professionalism of the CBP at the airports where I enter. Others seem to have had different experiences at times, so YMMV. Missteps can be costly. Then again, better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Bradb
  9. We are feeling very lucky to fly this weekend. Airplanes certainly open up things that would not otherwise be possible. After work Thursday, I flew a friend to KPHL from Erie (KERI) to visit some of her friends. After a fun night, I flew up to Boston (KBED) to pick up my 13 yo daughter from school. We turned around and went back to KPHL to catch a 76er’s game. We have the rest of the weekend to relax. Then on Sunday, KPHL to KBED to drop off my daughter and then back to KERI. The first photo is on the ground at PHL on Thursday. That smile says it all! Bradb 2006 Meridian N951TB Former Acclaim
  10. time does fly! When I fly with my daughter, all I get to do is push buttons.
  11. @xcrmckenna and @Immelman don’t go too far on the rear facing car seat thing. Look at the data and the situation that you are in. recently retracted article: I’m not advocating one vs. the other. But look at real world risks vs. benefits and decide what is best for you. I will add the usual disclaimer. Just a low time private pilot and Neurosurgeon. Not a mechanic, professional pilot, or medical professional. Sorry to continue the off topic conversation. But a useful lesson to evaluate and look at the data for yourself. Dont’t expect cars to = airplanes. Think about the forces, the dangers, and the differences - and talk to your doctor if you have questions. I’m happy to share my experiences as a parent if you have questions. Bradb.
  12. I started off with a nice New Year’s Day flight to fly my daughter back to Boston (KBED) from Erie (Erie). We had a nice tailwind at FL270. Don’t ask about the trip home! The first picture was straight and level flight at 270. The second picture was in the decent and is my fastest ground speed so far. Still waiting for the big 400kts. Happy New Year! bradb Meridian N951TB Former Acclaim.
  13. 237 hours so far this year. All of it was in the Meridian and all of it was personal travel. Got about 3 or 4 more hours planned before the flip to 2019. Bradb 2006 Meridian N951TB former Acclaim.
  14. I would love to have the chance to come do this, but my plane just went in for $annual$. I used to do these when I added my instrument rating in 1993. Some of you know my story and I quit flying for 20 years. When I got back into into it a few years ago, I asked my instructor if I could try one of these again. They are almost all gone! It is a great option if you are ever in a partial panel situation. I would encourage anyone than can to do this. And look and see if a PAR is an option near your place or your destination. I don’’t know of an easy way to find available PAR approaches. If anyone has a list, please let me know. Bradb Former Acclaim - Now P46T N951TB
  15. Yes, @bradp, I assume that there is always ice in those clouds. And you can't always rely on the pireps ahead. I have flown minutes behind someone who reported no ice and at the same altitude, I was clearly picking up moderate. I use the skew-t's to know where the tops are and know the temps aloft. Plan on climbing up through quickly and getting down through quickly - don't plan on hanging out in the clouds at all. And this is assuming FIKI. Top the TKS, put Ice-X on the boots ( @Pilotohave you tried that on the leading edge?). Look at the altitudes that you will need for the approaches into your airport, consider how long you may be in the clouds for that. If you get assigned an unfavorable altitude, say something - don't wait until it is an emergency. I have never had a problem working with any controllers for safer altitude (offer to go up, down or take a vector out of it). Happy to provide any more specifics if you want. Brad