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Wayne Cease

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  1. I wanted to for a very long time. I looked into while in college. It was much cheaper in the mid 80's than when I finally learned, but still too much for a poor college kid; I made an oddly rational decision at that time. Many years went by. I got married. Then one day a friend was working out-of-state covering for a coworker out on maternity leave. He's one of those people that does t watch TV and doesn't read books for fun. He has to have projects to work on. So there was an airport near that location, so he took flying lessons. I heard about it from a mutual friend. My reaction?
  2. Get a seatbelt extender if the back seats have the 4 point belts. Those are a PITA to belt a car seat. I've done it a few times for Angel Flights. Now I have an extender. Wayne
  3. They are nice traveling planes. Roomy inside for a single engine 4-seater. Not as efficient as a Mooney. I fly a 2006 SR22; I own 1/3 of it. I could see buying a newer one with AC some time in the next few years. Wayne
  4. Flying I did quite well on my plans. I flew over 100 hours, and met my stretch goal by having my most hours in a year: 132.0. I got to visit Bob and do some back country flying with him in his 182. That was part of my Big Cross Country Trip (link to POA). I flew from Atlanta to Vale, OR, hitting some extra states along the way for my map. After a few days in Vale I flew to Rapid City and my wife flew there commercial; she had no interest in back country flying. We toured the sights there and then flew home. I flew my most number of Angel Flight missions in a year, 15, and
  5. A better cowl designed and built by Sabremech; post on gen 2 of it.
  6. Probably too many cheap, er frugal, Mooney owners. I would think Dyson + Sabre Cowl + 201 windshield for E and F models and J model too would make great 21st century Mooneys. They would be faster and up-to-date on avionics. They wouldn't be $50-80k any more though. Wayne
  7. A chute? Wow. From the article on AOPA. Also saw mention of the chute in the article on AVweb. Pollack said a weight-saving carbon cowl for Ovation models is under development, but “the big thing we’re working on is a useful load retrofit. This is a big one, this is a game changer.” A useful load increase of 300 pounds to 500 pounds could pave the way for a whole-airplane parachute, new landing gear designs, and additional utility that could “change the platform” and put the company “in a position to really compete.” However, he stressed that supporting the existing fleet remains t
  8. Rebuild old Mooneys to modern. Buy/license the Sabremech cowl STC, gut the avionics and install Dynon (get them to finish the AP part of the STC). That should lower the weight and add a few knots. They could also offer painting and engine rebuilding concurrently with that work. They have the tools and people to do the work. One stop shop to completely modernize one's Mooney. Wayne
  9. ^ This Go to Epps at PDK or Hill at FTY. The staff at both are great. PDK is busier. Wayne
  10. There are some people in the FAA working to fix this mess so you do exactly that. But it's a slow turning supertanker. Wayne
  11. Really. They are stepping on Google, Apple and Microsoft's business of spying on us. Wayne
  12. There are plenty of 310 hp NA IO-550 engines. Going to 350 hp is just under 13% more hp. That shouldn't be too hard. More hp, more heat though. Wayne
  13. I have heard Cirrus owners say that. They don't want to dead stick it in as they'd be on the hook for a new engine. Pull the chute, then the insurance company sends them a check and they get to go plane shopping again. From the insurance company's perspective that's fine. Its reducing their risk. Everyone has walked away from a chute pull inside the parameters. Not everyone walks away from a dead stick landing. And one can do more damage to things on the ground with a bad dead stick landing. So a chute pull limits their pay-out potential. Wayne
  14. Generally speaking, yes. Definitely from an insurance perspective. There have bee about 20 Cirrus planes that have been brought back to service after a chute pull. Wayne
  15. Yes. It was well outside the parameters. Low overcast with mist and near freezing temps by a VFR pilot. There are questions about whether the chute was fired off on impact or after he got below the clouds. It was a very high energy impact. Radar showed a 2,500 fpm climb followed by a 3,600 fpm descent just before the crash. Wayne
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