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    Looking for a Mooney or Twin Commanche partnership at KLNS Lancaster, PA

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  1. Garryowen

    KLGA. LaGuardia arrival question

    Sounds like getting in ahead of the weather and leaving after it is a solid plan. Should be a great trip for you guys. Of course any day we get to fly is always good. Best of luck to your buddy in his plane search.
  2. Garryowen

    KLGA. LaGuardia arrival question

    1000’ msl/agl works great for that VFR route. No one else is usually at that altitude. Head northwest out of FOK and navigate generally along a route VPJAY-ZABKI-DECKR-COL. That will take you right by glen cove, south of westchester’s delta and north of LGA’s surface area. Just don’t forget 123.05 for the river CTAF when you’re over the Hudson. Once you get to the Colts Neck VOR give Mcguire approach a call on 124.15. The frequency is manned by Air Force controllers (read: lots of training goin’ on). They are always eager to help out in picking up an IFR. If you’re like me and like to listen rather than get flight followIng you can tune 120.05 out of FOK and then switch to 120.8 once you get to the outer ring of the Bravo. When the frequency’s are busy it’s a lot of fun hearing the professional rhythm of both the pilots and the controllers. (Disclaimer: I generally get flight following but in the NYC area, unless I am going to require VFR access to their airspace, I just monitor). One more thing - Keep current on the TFRs for the area. Yankee and Shea stadium are two regular ones as well as the permanent one on the south side of Central Park. Yankees TFR blocks the Hudson around the GW bridge. There are others coming up too but my rule when TFRs are up is to get flight following. The controllers will steer you in the right direction ;) Do you have a timeframe for your trip yet?
  3. Garryowen

    GPS approach with the GTN 650

    My wife just recently talked me into letting go of my king vhs tapes. It was a sad day. I have always done procedure turns on the depicted side and still do. It wasn’t until flying with these advanced GPS’ that I looked into, “why is it taking me into the non-protected side?” that I discovered what ‘protected’ really meant and how it was derived. More important for all of these modern systems is understanding not only how they work but the ‘why’ behind what they are doing. This is a good example. In every case the gps navigator is doing exactly what it is supposed to do or what you’ve asked it to do. Sometimes I come across a gotcha and I’ll revert back to King primacy and hand fly the way I was taught. If only we had the vhs player still...
  4. Garryowen

    GPS approach with the GTN 650

    All the time. Even when I know it’s going to happen I still disconnect and hand fly.
  5. Garryowen

    GPS approach with the GTN 650

    Cris, The Protected airspace is not limited to just the correct (holding) side of the pattern. BOTH the holding and non-holding sides are protected. Protection on the Non-Holding Side is necessary to protect aircraft entering a holding pattern using a parallel entry with a cross-wind that is pushing them away from the holding course into the Non-Holding side during that initial 1 minute. Modern gps navigators know this and are programmed accordingly to take advantage of wind corrected headings and ground track while simultaneously staying within the basic holding area. [FWIW, I usually keep it on the depicted holding side by hand-flying because that is the way I was taught.] As an aside, there are 28 templates currently used to define the dimensions of the holding patterns on both the holding and non-holding sides. Here is a graphic that shows the geometry of all 28 templates: Here is an example of one template:
  6. A very close model to Uber for the sky is Blade. Passengers crowd source a flight and the app links them with a charter aircraft. This lets Blade bypass all those pesky regulations that we keep hearing about. Sketchy at best and definitely in the grey area of the rules. Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy way to make money in aviation.
  7. Garryowen

    1964 M20E

    Where are you having the annual? I might stop by. Heard you on the frequency a few weeks back over PNE coming out of south Jersey.
  8. Garryowen

    Odd looking Injector (IO-360)

    It looks like the injector’s mixture outlet cap has come off your #3 nozzle. They appear identical minus this piece: Take a look inside the fuel inlet at your cylinder to make sure the piece is not there.
  9. Garryowen

    What a TFR Intercept Looks Like

    Intercepts inside the SFRA around DC happens more often than we hear about. How long has that TFR been in place now and people still fly through it?
  10. Garryowen

    Multi-engine add on

    Terry, I’ve looked into it extensively myself and found Infinity Flight at TTN would be the one I would go with based on needing to get the rating for work. I was contemplating making the switch from helicopters to the airlines and infinity works closely with Piedmont on a rotor to airplane transition program. Their quote back to me came in under 9 amu per what the Piedmont guys said I needed for their mins. I have my helicopter ATP but zero multi airplane time. I like ATP as previously mentioned too. Infinity only beat them out in my case because of their relationship with Piedmont. That being said, we are also looking to purchase a twin Comanche and if we go that route I want to do my initial multi in a TC prior to purchase (insurance quote difference basically pays for the training). We found an outfit in Charlotte MI that seemed to fit our needs that does TC specific multi ratings and time building. My 2 cents anyways. Good luck. Jeff
  11. As a matter of fact....General eligibility guidelines for qualifying for an ATP under FAR part 61.153 (c) “Be of good moral character” is straight out of the reg. I’m sure that statement has been challenged a few times over the years.
  12. Garryowen

    Uber’s Pipedream

    Blade is doing just this in NYC right now much to the chagrin of Uber and Lyft. Blade is using local part 135 charter outfits to staff and fly the aircraft and they are taking taking a percentage of the 'charter'. They pretty much sprung up overnight. It works for the NYC area because of the gluttenous supply of helicopters available for charter. Other markets might be more challenging. I can see it working in LA and maybe Chicago. How many charter companies out there are flying Mooney's? There are a few with Bo's and Cirrus'. Here is the link to Blade:
  13. Garryowen

    Aveo engineering wing tips

    A quick search of aircraft spruce shows $2990 for a non-TSO'd pair of tips for VANS RV-4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and the F-1/Harmon Rockets. How much does TSO increase the price? Double maybe?? Seems my 4.5 amu estimate for mooney wing tips might be a tad on the low side.
  14. Garryowen

    Something's not right

    It's an $89k plane. Looking at it that way might add the perspective you are looking for you. That's how much you will have in it by the time you can get it up to speed. Engine, avionics, body work, interior and paint all add up. Once you conquer one thing another will pop up. Says right in the ad, "make it your way." If you have the time, funds, and patience you should be able to make it into a fine machine. Barring airframe issues and corrosion I would think it would be a good project for the right person.