Southernpilot

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About Southernpilot

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    Advanced Member

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Houston
  • Interests
    Aviation history, warbirds, flying.
  • Reg #
    N625MT
  • Model
    M20E

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  1. I am available for contract work and the schedule is wide open. 61.58 just completed in the Sovereign. 12,000 total time, 2,000 in Sovereign, first class medical, US passport. Houston based and I can commute out of KHOU and KIAH. Also typed in but not current in: N-265, HS-125, DA-2000, G-IV, CE-500, CE-650. HoustonTexasPilot@gmail.com. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I know all about CFI reinstatements. I did mine in October and I did it in my Mooney. Mine was expired for nine years and my material/library was from ‘89/‘90. The first thing I did was decide to be over prepared since my initial CFI was a two day affair with a discontinuance and an aircraft grounding. I took the AOPA CFI online course twice while building a completely new library, the first book I bought was the CFI practical test standards. In there is a specific list of areas to be covered during a reinstatement checkride. I then complied a complete set of lesson plans since I would be expected to teach any of the certificates and ratings I originally had, and I had everything, CFII, MEI. Then I studied for a solid month while practicing the maneuvers and ground lessons with a local, on the ball CFI. By the way, he had been teaching full time for years and was still learning stuff in helping me with my reinstatement. Finally I contacted a recommended DPE and we chatted about my background and my plan to get my CFI back. He pretty much specified what we would do during the oral exam and the flying portion. Even though my goal was to show up over prepared, the DPE found a few areas that I was weak on. The main portion of the oral exam or discussion was logbook endorsements, runway incursions, foreign student pilot training, and get this: English as a second language. Those four areas are the latest problems that Oklahoma City is having in aviation training right now, so expect focused attention there. Please feel free to contact me if you have any question. HoustonTexasPilot@gmail.com. SP Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. That is very cool! Thank you for sharing. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. I am available for contract work and the schedule is wide open. 61.58 in Sovereign until May 2019. 12,000 total time, 2,000 in Sovereign, first class medical, US passport. Houston based and I can commute out of KHOU and KIAH. Also typed in: N-265, HS-125, DA-2000, G-IV, CE-500, CE-650, CE-680. HoustonTexasPilot@gmail.com. VinceSmith Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. The media is saying it will burn for days. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. 6,349’ and 7,095. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. You bring to light my first mistake. I’m interested in takeoff and landing performance and not because I’m unsure of the airplane, I’m pretty certain it will do it. I’m just trying to plan a trip and make it 100% legal and safe when the ramp check comes. Thank you for your response and I’ll keep researching. Vince Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. I have a question. What are pilots using for performance data that are out of the range of performance charts? I have a 1966 E model and the performance charts stop at airport elevations of 5,000’. Vince Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Are any still flying with original engines? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. You can’t loose with Cooper’s. Not much else to do in town though. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. I do always. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. I have a Mooney at LVJ. Easy in and out. The FBO building has been upgraded to a honest to goodness permanent building. Self serve fuel and the line crew is great if you need them. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. No filter using one of those iPhones. Storm approaching Southwest Houston. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk