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  1. jwilcoxon78

    Ailerons high in trail

    My ailerons do the same on my J. MSC said they wouldn't bother with it but I'll likely have them or someone else check it out down the road. It does seem that it would take some efficiency out of the airframe.
  2. jwilcoxon78

    Best paint shop in the South?

    Take a look at Air Services in Carrollton, GA (KCTJ).
  3. jwilcoxon78

    Why doesn't anyone sell non-solo renters insurance?

    So long as you have non-owned coverage on your policy, that is correct.
  4. jwilcoxon78

    Why doesn't anyone sell non-solo renters insurance?

    What's important is that you're thinking of your non owned exposure. There are too many pilots out there that assume they can't be held liable for physical damage to another person's aircraft if they meet the open pilot warranty and/or are a named pilot. This is generally not the case, unless there's a waiver of subrogation contained in the policy as well.
  5. jwilcoxon78

    Wife’s pic

    Youngest son (6mo) while on the way back from a family vacation.
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    I was "hit" by one on a flight a few years ago. I was cruising at around 8K if I recall and in the middle of no where really. So, when I realized what it was, my next thought is, how did they find me and why? I wouldn't worry too much about it being affixed to a firearm. If the laser is trained on the aircraft, they're not leading near enough.
  7. jwilcoxon78

    Financing an aircraft?

    I went with these guys to. Even refinanced so to speak on an overhaul. Very easy on both accounts.
  8. jwilcoxon78

    Mooney M20J VS Bonanza V tail or F33

    I think at this point in our lives, that would be an either/or scenario. Those 930s are phenomenal machines.
  9. jwilcoxon78

    Mooney M20J VS Bonanza V tail or F33

    We've just had our second son and I've mentioned to my wife that we'd have to sell out all together or get an A36 if we had a third. I really like my J!
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    Plenty of room in the 201 for me and my family. I'm 5'10", wife is 5'4". We've had a carseat/carrier in the back for our infant son at the time. Have also been able to fit his larger car seat in the baggage compartment. Now we have a second son and I see no reason we won't all be able to travel together on week long trips. As other's have said, I've got to move the seat full forward to be comfortable at the controls. Leaves a fair amount of room for any PAX sitting in back. Ingress and egress are the only oddities but no more or less than any other low wing aircraft.
  11. I don't know that I could stomach the thought of driving from Atlanta to the island knowing there's a Mooney that could do it in a 1/4th of the time. We did think it would be a nice place to take our sailboat to though but again, the thought of driving and towing made me cringe.
  12. We caught Ocracoke just prior to the season being over with. No crowd but still everything was open. We will certainly plan to go back, via Mooney only though.
  13. jwilcoxon78

    Got ramp checked

    Bingo. Some states require a causal connection between the reason the claim is being denied and the cause of the claim. Additionally, it's not only the policy that is considered. Your application is taken into account. The underwriters are assessing the risk based off of the information and warranty provided by the pilot on this document. If you do not have a current flight review or medical, the underwriter would not have accepted the risk.
  14. jwilcoxon78

    Got ramp checked

    On that note, your insurance policy would more that likely deny your claim as well.
  15. jwilcoxon78

    Insurance valuation

    Most companies will consider a negotiated settlement in that fashion, cash in lieu of repairs, in exchange for a policy holder's release. What this means is that this is all the policy will pay regardless of what other costs above and beyond you might incur. They have to weigh the likely salvage value of the aircraft as it sits to better understand what that settlement might look like.