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  1. The first day in a looooong time where I was home and the ceilings weren't jump-up-and-touchable. Nothing like a 45 minute flight around the neighborhood as a place of refuge from news and drama. Topped by a fun ride down the ILS wire to 21L. Win! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Wow, and much less expensive than the unit that is available at pilots shops. I think I paid over $150 for mine. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Yesterday I flew commercially from CVG to ATL and then over to Birmingham. Climbing out of Cincinnati, I don't think we reached the top until about 12,000 feet – Solid mush all of the way up. On the positive side, the same incredibly thick layer was with me for the whole drive between Tuscaloosa and Cincinnati today. I would much prefer it be like this when I am driving under it, instead of a high ceiling and clear visibility mocking me while driving back toward Cincinnati. (When the weather is clear, I pine for the Mooney and that less than three hour flight versus more than 8 Hour drive). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. a c d, looks like that plane was deiced at the gate. All, thanks for your responses. Very interesting. The manual that de-subjectified the decision made sense too. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I'm curious if this was an issue or if the airplane probably would've powered through it. After fueling the 737, ice appeared on the wing from the fuselage to about 30' out on the wing - from the leading edge and back to the flaps. Before taxiing, I mentioned this to the stewardess who said she told the captain. A couple of minutes later, we stopped on a taxiway and the captain got out of the cockpit, came back to the exit rows, and shown a bright light on the wing. Subsequently, we returned and were deiced. My proposed discussion topic: can a 737 or other commercial jet "power through" this disturbed lift issue and the flyaway just fine? Thoughts? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Around Cincinnati, we're often cleared into the Class B when we get flight following simply near or under the Bravo. I think that maybe it helps their numbers and to keep their Bravo (and pay) status.
  7. I've always heard it's a good idea to put the gear down to absorb some of the (forward momentum) energy (even if the gear is ripped off)… Instead of that energy being transferred to the pilots Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Sounds very familiar to what is going on with mine. Thanks for the information. And all of those people out there in Tulsa are pretty awesome. I have already had a few conversations with them and they have been great with the information and pointers. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Not sure what you meant by "John Deere like" – sluggish, stiff, something else? I ask as I am doing a very slow analysis of my Britain B6 auto pilot. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Broke my arm on January 1, so couldn't fly my Cessna 150 until March 6. Flew 2.6 hours and then my air plane was taxied into on March 27. Airplane back up and running on April 15, flew another 15 hours until May 23 when my 150 was taxied into again and totaled. Found and purchased my Mooney E on June 9 with insurance checkout flight June 18 and put about 48 hours on her this year. Couldn't be happier. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Getting my IFR rating Fixing the B6 autopilot At least six trips between Cinti & Tuscaloosa At least 12 trips between Cinti & Kansas City Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. I had to deal with insurance companies twice this last year with a 150 that had been damaged by another plane. In the first dealing, we agreed to an amount that it would cost me to rent a plane to fly (per hour wet) and if I had to drive somewhere, they reimbursed me for the flight hours -- even if I drove it. The second time they weren't as willing to be so upfront. I was dealing with the other airplane owner's insurance company and I think that they were a little frustrated to paying a claim twice in one year in two separate incidents between the same two airplanes. The best advise that I received from an attorney friend is negotiate from actual that were/will be incurred. My advise is to be patient with the adjusters and the negotiations as they have a single goal - reduce, reduce reduce. Also, carefully read the final agreement for you are really agreeing to - odds are good that it'll reduce their risk to zero for anything and everything regardless of fault, when noticed, etc.
  13. In 10 years, it'll be 10 years and 4 months! Owned a 150 before this and a partial owner of a Bonanza many years ago. The Mooney is an amazing compromise between speed, fuel flow, and capacity. It's my earth-bound Tardis!
  14. I've blocked users that post and repost those pictures in an attempt to be able to read the posts on crowded commercial airlines and similar areas. It's a shame as the wealth of good information blocked is significant. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. If I drive 100 miles, my car "earns" about 55¢ per mile or about $55. If I fly, I burn about 8 gallons or about $32 for the same trip. Throw in an Uber ride and it balances out pretty darn closely with both time and cost. But flying is more fun and beats the heck out of traffic or interstate monotony.