Candy man

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  1. I would really like to upgrade the panel after this summer. And based on what I’ve read an seen I think the G3x is the way to go. But I’d like to not spend 50 amu’s on this project. So if I go with the G3x with the G5 backup, find a used gtn 750 ( they seem to be out there now) can I still use the s tec 50 autopilot. It seems I would save a fortune not upgrading to the GFC 500? help me spend my money, just not all of it. Lawrence
  2. What pattern speeds is everybody using? I have a 1970 C. I use 100 mph on downwind 90 on base 80 on final and 70 across the numbers. I add about 10 degrees of flaps on downwind and dump the rest on final.
  3. I love the discussion on pattern and landing speeds, I just don’t love it in this thread. This thread makes me sad for the loss we all experience with every accident. That being said I’m going to start a new thread in Safety and Accident section. Please comment with you 2 cents, let’s debate and learn. Lawrence
  4. Made me think of this. Good luck with the chicken.
  5. No words. I read all the updates and looked forward to his progress. Was hoping for a better outcome. May he be pain free and at peace. Lawrence
  6. First I think someone has been listening to us secondly can someone please fix my pictures? I promise we were not inverted when that was taken, and I even put it upside down in my album and it’s still upside down. lastly enough about single pilot/ no pilot. I want to hear about the young guys or the kids of the old guys their paths to aviation and their successes or hurdles. Lawrence
  7. Well... perhaps I should have titled the thread “parenting advice”. The update. The now 19 year old who should be a sophomore in college lasted 1 semester and said he had enough. He is working in a high end restaurant, but in my opinion it’s not a career path. He has not continued to fly. I have offered to continue to pay for flight training but haven’t pushed it at all. My personal opinion is that this is something he must want to do. To be “all in” and want to continue to learn, practice, and improve is in my opinion the best way to increase ones safety and proficiency. He does talk about it but he needs to push me a little. I hope he goes back to school this winter even if he’s on the 7 year plan. Everyone I speak to continues to tell me that it’s still a great time to be in aviation. The regionals are paying well with huge bonuses. And there are a ton of retirements on the horizon. We will see how my son does in the next few months. Luckily I am blessed with 4 boys and a girl. (All with the same woman after we were married go figure). The now 19 year old is the number 2 child, number one is studying IT at the university of Cincinnati. Number 3 is a high school senior that starts flight training with his first flight in the left seat this upcoming Thursday. Number 4 a high school junior likes girls more than anything else. And number 5 a high school freshman and the only girl wants to learn to fly but not as a career, at least not yet. I will keep you all posted. I have seen other members of mooneyspace showing off children’s flying accomplishments, first solos and fresh tickets. I’d love to hear about their future plans and success. thanks for asking. Lawrence
  8. Anyone going to Oshkosh on Saturday July 20? Short story long. We removed our engine for overhaul in March. We were supposed to be back in the air mid May. Then June 1st. Then July 1st now in time for Oshkosh. We we’re going to go to Oshkosh midweek because I am going to be in Boston for a hockey tournament (with my daughter) on the 19th then fly to Charlevoix Mi on the 20th ( my sons birthday ) and my mother was going to get my daughter home. There’s a chance our plane will be ready this weekend but I’m not optimistic. I’ve made southwest reservations to get to Boston on the 18th. anyway 175 lb instrument rated C pilot looking to get from Boston west suburbs to Charlevoix on July 20. Willing to cover fuel. Great conversationalist decent bladder control, and I apply deodorant everyday. Let me know if anyone’s available. And boy I miss the Mooney. Lawrence
  9. BNorthwest Michigan is awesome!!! One of the best kept secrets. And that’s from a guy who lives in Ohio. Sleeping bear dunes, Traverse City fishtown Charlevoix petoskey Harbor springs. gorgeous water and beaches. Fun little towns with restaurants and as my wife says “shit shopping” if you go to Harbor springs buy sandwiches from a little place called Guerneys, then go to Tom’s Mom’s cookies grab a table and some chocolate chip cookies. In the upper peninsula you can see the locks, as well as white fish point has a great ship wreck museum that houses the bell of the Edmund Fitzgerald. ( no airport close ) also pictured rocks are awesome up that way. you can make a few days out of it, and it’s not often most people are up that way.
  10. Wow!!! impressive. I can’t tell you how many times I have trouble closing the door on the ground before engine start.. Lawrence
  11. I can’t believe you were in Columbus and didn’t reach out. What’s the point of the map. I would have picked you up at kosu. I might have even bought dinner. Next time don’t hesitate because when I get to Austin or Burning man you better believe I’m calling.
  12. Fixed gear B but... I’ve really been considering a JPI and being a member of the cb club $200 is $200. Lawrence
  13. We are getting ready to pull the engine for an overhaul and want to add a jpi 900. Without redoing too much where should we put it?
  14. Paul, olease add me as well. Thanks Lawrence
  15. Thanks for all of the great responses. To answer some of the questions, I was trained to use power settings but I did my instrument training in a c-172 then bought into the mooney. During instrument training your so busy going from approach to approach and focusing on plates and keeping the plane level ( no autopilot in the 172) that I believe you miss things or are just too busy concentrating on other things. If I were to train for my ir of give advice to someone who is doing their ir training it would be 2 things that I had wished I had done differently. 1, there should be 20 minutes of flying and navigating between approaches. Time to review the plates top down fly straight and level or better yet descend to an IAF and fly the approach. 2, I would also tell anyone to make sure they had at least 5 hours of actual, and hand fly the approach in actual. Foggles are great but it isn’t the same. I earned the rating last June and I’m still getting comfortable with the actual. I’ve set personal minimums way above published ones and tend to use the autopilot as I believe it flies better than I do. As it warms up in the Midwest I will spend some hours with an instructor this spring flying and approaching in actual to help build currency and confidence. The site is phenomenal I love the information ideas shared as well as the ribbing that goes on. Hope to meet a bunch of you guys this year, planning on attending sun n fun as well as osh. really just glad to be part of the community/club. Lawrence