ValkyrieRider

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About ValkyrieRider

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  • Birthday 05/03/1962

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Interests
    God, Church, Family, Flying, Education, Motorcycles.
  • Reg #
    N5782Q
  • Model
    M20C

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  1. ValkyrieRider

    Newbie

    Welcome aboard Ryan. The opportunity to learn from this very active, and extremely knowledgeable community will be invaluable. I know it has been for me.
  2. ValkyrieRider

    Mooney down @ Baker City, OR

    It is always hard to read a story of a Mooney (or any plane) down, and the loss of pilots in the accident. I pray we learn from this accident, helping many others to be safer.
  3. ValkyrieRider

    Well, I finally did it ...

    Thank you Tony!
  4. ValkyrieRider

    Well, I finally did it ...

    Thank you sir. Do we ever have any Mooney meetups at Deer Valley?
  5. ValkyrieRider

    Well, I finally did it ...

    Crazy week, time got away from me ... :0 Mooney Selfie.pdf Panel.pdf Mooney 5782Q.pdf Mooney.pdf
  6. ValkyrieRider

    Well, I finally did it ...

    Yes, mediocre Mudhens fan - used to be a Goal Diggers fan when they were there. I am originally from the Northend - off of Manhatten.
  7. ValkyrieRider

    Well, I finally did it ...

    O.H. Love the Buckeyes. I am originally from Toledo, Ohio.
  8. ValkyrieRider

    Well, I finally did it ...

    I read about your shoulder when you posted previously. I have a feeling you are going to find a new kind of love for the F. Congrats.
  9. ValkyrieRider

    Well, I finally did it ...

    I agree about the valuable information, I have already learned so much in a short period of time by reading comments. Even when the comments go both ways, the argument made by pro/con on any discussion allows me to understand the topic or concept more clearly. My instructor is going to fly it back on Tuesday as it became the best option. It stinks that I can't be with him flying her back, but I know he will take care of her.
  10. ValkyrieRider

    Well, I finally did it ...

    You sir are very perceptive ... ! Yes, I love my Honda Valkyrie mainly because it has a personality all of its own. The Valkyrie doesn't mind having a special look because she backs up her awesomeness in look and performance. Hmmm, similar to my new Mooney . By the way, does this smile wear off? Secondly, can I assume you are a Buckeye fan?
  11. ValkyrieRider

    Well, I finally did it ...

    Roger that!!
  12. ValkyrieRider

    Well, I finally did it ...

    I plan to continue my IFR training with my current instructor, who is required to get checked out and have 5 hours in the Mooney before providing instruction. I think, after reading many comments from smart MS members in the past, I am going to try and get a local Mooney instructor to spend time with me first. Obviously, I want to be as proficient as possible in the Mooney, and gain additional experience while completing IFR training.
  13. ValkyrieRider

    Well, I finally did it ...

    I accidentally deleted the file with my pictures .... I could call Jimmy and ask him to send me some .... hmmm, that is actually a good idea.
  14. ValkyrieRider

    Well, I finally did it ...

    I was going to wait until I had my beautiful bird in Phoenix, but when I wasn't paying attention, my fingers FORCED me to go to Mooneyspace, and my excitement got the better of me. I hope to have pictures up early next week. And before you say it, I know your comments are from a PP and an official Mooneyspace photographer.
  15. ValkyrieRider

    Well, I finally did it ...

    After many months of searching, learning, scouring posts, talking to many people and making a couple offers ... I can PROUDLY say, I am now, finally, a Mooney owner. I ended up going with a 1965 M20C that was marketed by Jimmy at All American Aircraft Sales. Thanks, Jimmy for being patient with all my questions since it was my first aircraft purchase. I pick it up next week, so will post pictures and update my avatar once I have it. THANK YOU to so many people on this site that provided invaluable information that helped me narrow down what my mission was and how to match that mission with an aircraft equipped to support the mission. I hang out and read almost everything because I know I have a big learning curve. So although I won't mention the twenty regular posters that I have learned a lot from, I do appreciate you providing your knowledge daily. @AaronDC8402 and Wayne, thanks for going out of your way to look at a great Mooney for me in Tennessee. I believe that Mooney will be a nice purchase for the person that decides on it. A special thank you to my fellow Arizonan, Ken Reed, @KLRDMD for being a sounding board and spending a lot of time looking at data that I sent, hoping for solid feedback (by the way, I always got feedback). I guess 63 emails back and forth constitutes a lot of help. Now the real learning must begin ...