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  1. McMooney

    Cheap IFR GPS

    DAMN I belong to both groups
  2. McMooney

    Cheap IFR GPS

    i'm installing a 300xl, can't justify spending 14 to 20k installing a new 650 in a 50k airplane.
  3. McMooney

    AOPA FLY-IN KJKA Gulf Shores

    I'm planning on it, waiting for the right time to ask permission
  4. McMooney

    Removing M20J Step

    removed my step after the weld broke from some fatty stepping on it <---- haven't bothered to put it back. Strangely enough, it was only held in by 1 bolt.
  5. would agree, the one thing that helped me was getting the kids out of my pocket. I estimate the cost of flying my m20e 100 hours per year to be approx. 110$/hr compared to about 140$ rental rate, I WIN. 50 75 100 150 200 375 12 4500 4500 4500 4500 4500 4500 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 10 10 5.64 56.4 2820 4230 5640 8460 11280 5656.4 8420 9830 11240 14060 16880 168.4 131.06667 112.4 93.73333 84.4
  6. my ppl cost about 4k in 2003. 42 hours logged, passed the checkride, but spread it out so long, I actually felt the exponential rise in pricing. I started at calevaras airport, 67$ plane 25$ instructor got tired of driving switched to Livermore airport, 90$ plane, 30$ instructor life and move to florida about 6 mos Orlando executive 110$ plane, 35$ instructor I think we're all culpable for the current state of GA. Pilots are accepting and some even proud of outrageous pricing( it's safety, it's aviation, if you don't have it get out ) Lawyers/courts/lawsuits Vendors ( esp Garmin ) -- come on 10k for a gps that is barely as capable as my Samsung tablet? 120$ for rubber disc?
  7. McMooney

    Protecting seats

    think so, just picked the smallest size possible. Actually, i'm on the second set, first set prevented a coffee spill from ruining my seat.
  8. McMooney

    Protecting seats

    autozone seat covers work great, was forced to get them due to wife using the seat as a step
  9. McMooney

    Hard mounting a tablet vs a MFD?

    I use a Samsung s2 8 inch and a Samsung s3 both with Garmin Pilot. 8 inch tablet gets hung over the visor while the larger s3 has a ram mount to the center support. Works great. also all the Samsungs have built in GPS
  10. McMooney

    Mooney down @ Baker City, OR

    omg, so sorry for the families, what could've possibly happened?
  11. McMooney

    Checklist overload

    being honest, I follow the startup checklist to the T, have no idea why. Other than that, only checklist I religiously follow is GUUUUUMPFs.
  12. I just replaced the incandescent with the Parmetheus Plus par 46, the new LED is FAR brighter than the incandescent it replaced.
  13. McMooney

    Wish me luck...

    chrixxer just heard your atc conversation from the Burbank incident, have to say you were incredibly composed and calm, way to handle it.