MrRodgers

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About MrRodgers

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  • Birthday 06/24/1963

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    www.michaelrodgers.com

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Santa Monica, CA
  • Interests
    Aviation, Music Production, Songwriting, Real Estate Investing
  • Reg #
    N9268M
  • Model
    1967 M20F

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  1. MrRodgers

    Introduction / Request

    My journey to PPL and Mooney ownership was a L O N G one. Started training in 2001 then my instructor left for airlines (didn't tell me he had been hired) and school let me slip through the cracks and never mentioned anything to me about a "written test". They soloed me and sent me off into the crowded airspace of the L A Basin to survive. Started up again in 2005 for a few hours then again in 2006. Moved out of the USA for a few years and started again in 2015 with American Flyers. I made it through written and was about two weeks away from check ride when the school shut down due to issues with KSMO and the Santa Monica leases. Life got in the way again and in 2017 I committed to myself that I would see it through. I flew 2-3 times a week, took the written again and in February of 2018 I passed my PPL with 165 hours in my log book. Was it worth it? You bet!. The sense of accomplishment was incredible. When my DPE asked me what I wanted to do with my ticket I showed him a picture of the 67 Mooney M20 F that I purchased in December that was waiting for me in my hangar. Having my fiancé Shannon by my side every step of the way has made a huge difference. We met when we were 10 years old, dated in high school and reconnected again 10 years ago. We've known each other 45 years and she's a great life copilot and support system. FLY FLY FLY as much as possible and set your sights on a Mooney. You will never regret those two decisions. Welcome to the club.
  2. 67 M20 F. I had Don Maxwell arrange for the yoke wrapping for me on my purchase/annual. I am totally satisfied with how they turned out. I've since updated the panel with a complement of Garmin products. Audio Panel, Transponder, 345 & 650, Voice Command...etc.
  3. MrRodgers

    LASAR Fly-in - Are you coming?

    Hey Everyone. The fire near Lakeport is 100% contained. THE FLY-IN Is Still On! When you Register type WCMC in the Arrival Date Box so they know you are with the West Coast Mooney Club. See The Photo Below For All The Great Activities That Are Planned!
  4. MrRodgers

    Newbie

    Purchased my Mooney prior to my check ride. Had the annual and pre-buy repairs completed and the plane delivered from Longview Texas. Loved knowing that once I finished with my PPL I had a wonderful airplane waiting for me in the hangar. Take your time in the transition phase and get a Mooney specific instructor. You will not regret it in the least. Delivery Day Photo Below.
  5. MrRodgers

    Well, I finally did it ...

    When you have time go to the clubs page at the top of the Mooney Space site and join the West Coast Mooney Club. Lot's of great events and fun throughout the year. Congratulations on your Mooney purchase.
  6. Just a quick note to say thanks to the entire team at LASAR. The evacuations in Lakeport have been lifted and LASAR is back and open for business. I have my 67 M20F up there with them having some modifications being completed and I want to commend Brett Stokes and Dan and the rest of the LASAR team for taking such good care of my plane during the fires. They moved her into their hangar to protect her from smoke and ash issues and have followed up with me almost daily about the unexpected closing and evacuation of the airport as well as the eta in getting her back to Santa Monica. I cannot thank them enough. They also have extended their 10% off on all labor charges to the end of August so if anyone has any need of their incredible services I highly recommend you giving them a call. They have provided 40 + years of Mooney service and from my experience they are pilot friendly and professional in every way at every level. Thanks guys. I really appreciate all your work.
  7. MrRodgers

    Promotional give away

    You are very talented. Beautiful work. Here is my 67 M20 F
  8. MrRodgers

    Plane down on Lopez Island ??

    So very sad to learn of this tragic accident. My thoughts are with the families and friends of those lost in the crash.
  9. MrRodgers

    Wish me luck...

    Chris, Man you have had a time of it. Glad you have your plane where you can get to her without a military escort. Stay safe. Hope you can make the Summer Fly-In in September.
  10. Hello,

    Just a quick note and a thank you for joining us at the West Coast Mooney Group.

    We had an amazing turnout of 55 Mooney's at our inaugural fly-in back in April and we hope for many more great events together in the future.  Please also join us on Facebook and Instagram at our West Coast Mooney Group pages.

    Our next gathering will be in September.  See pic below.  I hope you can join us.

    All the best,

    Michael Rodgers

     

    Mooney Fly In Ad.jpg

  11. Hello,

    Just a quick note and a thank you for joining us at the West Coast Mooney Group.

    We had an amazing turnout of 55 Mooney's at our inaugural fly-in back in April and we hope for many more great events together in the future.  Please also join us on Facebook and Instagram at our West Coast Mooney Group pages.

    Our next gathering will be in September.  See pic below.  I hope you can join us.

    All the best,

    Michael Rodgers

     

    Mooney Fly In Ad.jpg

  12. MrRodgers

    N954N At Oshkosh

    Congratulations. She looks wonderful.
  13. MrRodgers

    Lakeport / Lampson

    @bdash Thanks so much. I spoke with Brett earlier today and he said my plane was in the hangar as they are set to finish it up sometime tomorrow. I hope yours is okay. Thanks for letting me know. Hope that you and your family are well and that you get home soon. Stay safe.
  14. MrRodgers

    Lakeport / Lampson

    I have reached out to the folks at LASAR but have not heard back from them yet. They are closed due to the evacuations. Hope they will be okay as well as the whole town. I've got my plane with them right now so that is a personal concern as well. Let's send positive thoughts their way. Keep the updates coming everyone. Stay safe.
  15. MrRodgers

    Today's flight for 2018

    Looks like a great trip.