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  1. Looking forward to tomorrow!!
  2. We are heading of to LAX tomorrow at 3:00 am. flying commercial to see family in WI. Any advice on the easiest way to find the meet up? Do we have to go though the main gate, or is there another way to sneak in? Looking forward to pizza and beer. I'll be wearing my bright red West Coast Mooney Club T shirt! Simon
  3. I'll be there + wife. Flying commercial and driving. Formation arrival will have to wait...
  4. Simon

    Accidents happen on the ramp as well

    David 1. Goliath 0.
  5. General advice for flying into Aspen? Make sure you visit the Hotel Jerome. The hotel was built in 1889 and the J-Bar is one of the nicest places in town to relax. If you're a fan of Hunter S Thompson then visit the Woody Creek Tavern for lunch - really close to the airport. For daytime sightseeing there's the Maroon Bells or the Ice Caves (Grottos). Do an image search on those. Amazing. And of course Independence Pass (if it's open), although it's a bit dull despite being a big tourist draw. Have fun.
  6. Simon

    At Okeechobee Airport

    This aircraft was for sale at Specialized Helicopters in Watsonville, CA last year. I called them about it. Looks like it caught the hovering bug.
  7. @Skates97 looks like you took a photo of my house on the way home. You can just make it out inside the red circle I added. It helps that it's painted black!
  8. "Direct turn" to the downwind?
  9. I was just thinking the same thing. It's been pretty lousy for about 2 months and we happen to have the most perfect day. Perfect in many many ways!
  10. @Shawn26 We're leaving from Mach 1 aviation (Signature West) at around 9:00am. You're welcome to join. We were going to take @M20FanJessehowever he can ride with someone else. Full disclosure. We're flying a C172, although it's a very nice 172.
  11. I'd recommend calling my past instructor. He is based in VNY and has many hours of Mooney time. Call Eric at 323-309-0529 The only thing I'm not sure about is that he can help you with the IR. The complex endorsement shouldn't be a problem.
  12. Hey Ryan, it's been a while! See you on Saturday. Simon
  13. It's looking like great weather this weekend after months of low visibility. People will be itching to go fly.
  14. I'm planning to park the 172 somewhere on the periphery!
  15. Might be a good idea to review landing procedures prior? That's a lot of traffic for non-towered. I've noticed in the past that even though 19 is the calm wind runway it will still be used when the ASOS is showing a light tail wind.