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  1. Uhhh....who did your transition training? Seems odd that you wouldn’t have done stalls. Makes me wonder what else you didn’t do? Be careful! This original question gets asked a lot, and I don’t think you’re going to find the “best” plane. People on Mooneyspace will like the Mooney, people on BeeckTalk like the Bo, people on Cirruscircus (or whatever the Cirrus site is called) like the Cirrus. They’re all “good” planes that will do what you want to do. So is the Cessna 210. And 310, etc... Go fly them. See what you like. As far as $3k insurance goes, I pay that on my Ovation and it’s all a function of Hull value and coverage. I have less than 1,000 hours so maybe that plays a factor as well but I’m assuming as I get more hours I’ll get older so I’m not expecting my premiums to go down anytime soon. Edit: I wouldn’t describe the Mooney as “forgiving” or “easy to fly.” I would, however, describe it as precise, predictable and a pleasure to fly. If you fly it sloppily, it will bite you in the a$$. If you pay attention to what you’re doing, it’s an absolute pleasure to fly and will respond in the same precise and predictable way each time. When people have a hard time with the Mooney it’s not the plane’s fault.
  2. Page 7 ”Formation flying is perhaps some of the most challenging and potentially dangerous flying in civil aviation.” Yikes! I guess I’m not crazy to not want to do it.
  3. I thought the FAA didn’t want us stalling airplanes anymore? ;-) I wrote the before speeds for my AOA calibration. I’ll let you know the after speeds.
  4. Just dropped off the plane today at TTD for the annual so they should be installed soon!
  5. Makes it easier to keep track of the trolls that way. I was corrected in a PM and now withdraw my hypothesis about Captianoveur as it has been pointed out to me that I suggested the wrong troll. My apologies.
  6. That doesn’t rule it out. I watched Fight Club, so I’m pretty much an expert on this.
  7. I have them. They’re a little thicker than the regular hubcaps and my left one rubbed against something when retracted and had to be adjusted.
  8. I respectfully disagree.
  9. Maybe after we’ve worn out all the Airplane! jokes? I haven’t seen any lines from Airplane II yet.
  10. Although I object in principle to creating a new account just to mess with someone, @CaptainOveur is pretty funny!
  11. Mine is Perry. My son named it. I told him the Ovation was the fastest certified single-engine normally aspirated airplane when it came out and he said the peregrine falcon is the fastest animal so it made sense to name the plane Perry after the peregrine falcon. After I agreed he admitted he actually named it after Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb. The name stuck, so Perry it is.
  12. I’m not an advocate of busting minimums, but I recently had a CFI do this with me during an IPC and with the LPV and green dot I’m pretty sure I would “crash right on the centerline” as certain people are fond of saying. ;-) I tend to tanker fuel so I doubt this will ever happen to me but faced with multiple missed approaches and running out of gas (like the Arrow in the AOPA video) an LPV slightly below minimums is probably more survivable.
  13. I’m sure you’re right. And juggling flaming swords on a tightrope would improve my hand eye coordination and perhaps keep me from falling later. I’m happy with my recurrent training every 6 months and working on the commercial maneuvers. I’m glad formation flying gives you joy and I support your being able to do so. Doesn’t mean it is for everyone.