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About WaynePierce

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    1985 M20J currently hangared at M72

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  1. The transition hours have been signed off 6 months ago. I'll check in to the subrogation coverage when the Insurance representative responds to my inquiry.
  2. So, I've started working on my Instrument Rating. Well at least the Ground School portion of it, and I'm in search of an independent CFI-I, no joy yet but haven't tied real hard. I got to thinking of my insurance policy and the line included for the hours I had to fly with a transition pilot: "Any pilot holding an FAA Private or Commercial Pilot Certificate with FAA Instrument Rating who has logged a minimum of 500 hours as Pilot in Command, at least 100 hours of which have been logged in retractable gear aircraft and at least 10 hours of which have been logged in a(n) Mooney Mark 20 Series Aircraft." I've got a query in with the Insurance Company with the same questions so I'm not just asking a bunch of Mooneyiacs for advice, but rather what have you experienced? I know it's hard to believe but Mooney's aren't real common in these parts and finding a CFI-I with Mooney hours may be difficult, especially if I have to go to a school to look for an instructor that is just trying to get into big iron...(and probably looks like a 14 year old :-)
  3. Thank you all for the guidance and suggestions.
  4. 1985 J with pretty much original cloth seats. They look great but after about 2 or 3 hours you realize they are not your recliner... :-) About how much do I need to budget to have the seats re upholstered? Who does them or do you use any aircraft re-upholstering company. My seats are fully reclining and they are height adjustable, this is a SE 201.
  5. I recently purchased the King's "Get it All" kit for IFR. They have updated it in places so Mrs. King goes from middle aged to our age in an edit, kind of funny but the information is still relevant. I'll slug through that for a while and see where I get.
  6. Thank you all for the encouragement and guidance. Sounds like I have my work cut ou even before my work really begins!
  7. Now that I have a plane capable of great IFR work, I'm interested in re-starting my IFR training. Have any of you started your IFR training over 60? How did you accomplish it? I bought the King Course and have done ok with it but I was curious if being older there is a better way... Maybe something like Advanced or another "accelerated" type schools where they come to you. IFR in 10 days or less. Hah! I was working on my IFR 10 years ago and had taken the written and passed with an embarrassing 71, but soldiered on and was ready to take the actual flying portion when diagnosed with Colo-Rectal Cancer. After getting that taken care of my written was no longer valid. I decided I didn't want to fly my Cherokee in that kind of weather so I just dropped it. Now, I'd love to be able to climb through a coastal layer or thin layer to get on top and go... I still don't want to fly in bad weather, I just don't want to be hindered by a thin layer.
  8. Thank you to Neil Cohen for inviting me along! I had a great time as well, I was impressed with the number of planes that showed up, even though I didn't bring mine. I could have... all the squawks have been taken care of I just need to get her in the air. What a great bunch of folks. (that I won't remember their names :-)
  9. I agree with a lot of that, the other real concern in mine is the dual magneto. If one starts throwing teeth it most assuredly with throw them in the direction of the other mag. If I lose one chances are good I lose the other post haste.
  10. Plus it restarts the 500 hour inspection! I didn’t think 1.1 was too bad either but it was a little sticker shocking to the wife!
  11. The funny thing is nothing looked out of the ordinary. There wasn't a definite scar from the arcing, the points looked good, the coils looked good, the capacitors looked good. This is the list of parts: BEARING 1 10-160844 BRUSH ASSY. 2 10-391213 SCREW 1 AB-92815-37 SNAP RING 2 10-90751-18 PIN 1 10-382585 BREAKER POINT 2 AB50752 FELT WASHER 2 1 AB163374 FELT STRIP 2 AB-382568 STRIP 2 10-51324 SPRING 1 5 ES10-682054 DUAL DISTRIBUTOR BLOCK & BEARING 4 CYLINDER ES10-682014 GEAR-Assembly 2 AAO-S/M 3M
  12. Hard to believe it's taken this long to "almost" have closure. It turned out it was a bad mag. My A&P couldn't diagnose the problem with what he had so we sent it in to a shop in Oklahoma that found some signs of arcing, a pretty significant balance issue and gears starting to change colors. Pretty much a rebuild of one mag and work on the other as well. One point 06 AMU later it is on it's way back and I should have it in hand this week. I hope back on the plane soon thereafter.
  13. He did. I helped him with it so I saw each pain in the arse spacer go between them. He also commented on them when we took it off! Thanks for the head's up, though, I bet someone trying to cut a corner or two would have "forgotten" them.