Southernpilot

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About Southernpilot

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    Aviation history, warbirds, flying.

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  1. Southernpilot

    Pearland Regional

    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
  2. Southernpilot

    Wife’s pic

    No filter using one of those iPhones. Storm approaching Southwest Houston. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Can’t open it either. Blackberry, iPhone, and iPads are all employer issued so thats all I know. Very grateful for the technology and I agree about the marketing. The fly-in place looks for nice. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Southernpilot

    A bad day for my prop

    Ouch. I agree, that looks like FOD. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. You all have already flown through them. Feeling ok? Empty nesting is ok, but I still miss the offspring. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Southernpilot

    Bad day for Mooney’s on Spruce Creek

    I beg to differ on the saying, there are those that have and those that will. In ‘93 I was flying charter, single pilot in the mighty B100 and doing chart revisions when I heard that terrible scraping sound. There was nothing I could do since I didn’t have a cell phone then and the accident aircraft was half a mile away. It was obvious the pilot was ok since I saw him walking towards us and the FBO. When he got close I noticed a strange, far away look in his eyes and he didn’t respond when I asked him if he was ok. He was in shock. I followed him into the FBO and stood by in case he or the FBO needed anything. Passengers showed up and we got permission to use the taxiway for takeoff, but man; what a learning experience for me. So, there by the grace of God go I, and aren’t checklists great! I would rather be lucky than good. Vince Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Southernpilot

    Aviation Jokes

    How do you know there's a pilot in the room? He'll tell you. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Southernpilot

    Virginia Accident

    When I was flying the Sabreliner, I heard stories about those lights coming on. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Southernpilot

    FREE 'Mooniac' T-shirt (Ends Tuesday 7/18/17)

    Received my shirt today. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. That was fun. Thanks for putting it together. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Southernpilot

    New Pilot for old plane-Son gets private

    Both daughters are attending Texas A & M, College Station. Oldest is in Geology. And before the sympathetic comments start, I'm married to a financial planner who agreed to the Mooney purchase. She is the one that was on board to fund the 529 plans and sign up for the Texas Tomorrow Fund. I'm a lucky son of a gun. See y'all at Oshkosh. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Southernpilot

    New Pilot for old plane-Son gets private

    Very cool and congratulations! My daughter is finishing her private this Summer and starting Meteorology at college next month. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Count me in, I'll be there Monday night and at Air Venture all week. Vince Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Well said. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. I have searched and searched but can't find it. There was a really good article by Barry Schiff in AOPA Pilot Magazine about this very subject. His point was that ATC is obligated to give you the deviation. Even if traffic is conflicting. You as PIC are responsible for the safe conduct of your flight. If there is traffic out there, that is ATC's problem. In 11,550 hours of flying since 1985 and seven type ratings, I don't think ATC has ever denied a turn for weather. It is a valid concern though, so be careful. SP