Well finally i have found an IA and yes I like him and he is familiar with how a Mooney ticks. No C-17's landing on Peter O Knight recently, did see one line up but pulled up way out and went on to MacDill... LOl... I have had good experience and also very bad experience with taking a plane into the shop. Either I was gouged or it had taken an overly long time to accomplish an annual with no squawks or replacements needed. Besides once found I have told others and they are seeking his services.
I understand that this day and age IA that is willing to travel a little is hard to find. But just ten years ago this was the norm if one had the proper equipment already in place. I had inspections in my hangar since I messed up and bought my first drug, er, airplane... (is there a difference?). From radial engines to turbines they have all become good friends but as someone pointed out, they are retiring and now reaching 61 myself I see more and more retiring.