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  1. He does, he came directly from the Mooney Flyer list of instructors.
  2. That sounds very similar to the trip I'm facing, outside of starting in Southern California. I'm planning the exact same 2 day transition period and I plan to leave at first light. I've found an instructor there and he said he'd help me with planning the flight over the Rockies. That's excellent information and I'm happy to hear of someone else in a similar starting situation as I'll be (outside of the flying hiatus). It sounds like the previous owner set you up quite well for the flight!
  3. Awesome, there’s one not far from where I’ll be. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’m planning on two things: 1. Meet my insurance requirements 2. Feel comfortable in the airplane that I’ll be safe and proficient to fly it home. I’m still working on nailing down the particular CFI over there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Have you purchased one? I’ve looked at them some in the past but wasn’t sure of the accuracy/ sensor life. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thank you for all of the information! I’m going to continue to look around. When I’d fly my Cherokee on longer cross countries I preferred to get the most altitude that made sense (at least as high as it would reasonably climb with a favorable tail wind). The glide ratio is a big one! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. You’re the one that bought that E! That went on the market about a month or so before I had the funds to buy. I’m based in Lynchburg! I hope it worked out for you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Do you have any experience with the portable tank/ nasal cannula setup? I would assume there’s a market in which a used tank would be available? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. That’s an awesome picture! This one has the Johnson bar. As for the legs, that’s definitely true! I’m planning on having a few empty bottles in the cockpit just in case! I’m really looking forward to it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Thank you. I definitely didn’t want to push any night cross country flights until I built up some trust in the plane. Just being new to me you can’t be too safe! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I'm figuring, if I'm the luckiest person when I pick it up, that it'll be at least 2 days to get it home. Around 13-14 flying hours total, not counting stops. It doesn't have anything that reads fuel flow that I'm aware of. I personally never fly under about 1.5 hours in the tanks even when I know the airplane well. I know this is a relative question due to differences in weather/temperature but typically on a warm to hot day what do you use for your cruising altitude? What is the highest altitude you've had your C model in the summer? I plan on enjoying the flight back for sure but with the knowledge that hotels are expensive I'll try to keep the number of days low. I live in Bedford County and kept my last aircraft at KLYH. I went to Virginia Tech so I'm somewhat familiar with some of that country! Thank you! Matt
  12. Hello All, I am in the process of completing a PPI on a Mooney M20C in Washington state and live in Virginia. I know I could have likely found something I wanted more local but I was somewhat intrigued by the adventure of flying my new bird back across the country. I will be receiving transition training when I fly over there to complete the transaction and likely flying back solo. For those who have completed a trip across the county, especially navigating across the Rockies, what is something you learned that you think would be great to pass along? Is there anything you wouldn't typically think about on a long cross country that I should consider? Should I consider getting a portable O2 setup to catch some of the higher altitudes on my eastward movement and while crossing the mountains? I'm aware that the density altitudes will keep me from staying much about 12,500 but if the winds are favorable and I can get there I'd like to take advantage. I know that weather is always a factor in a trip like this and I'm not IFR rated, no need to dive into the challenges of that necessarily.
  13. I understand. I’d be potentially very interested if it was a little later. Thank you.
  14. How soon are you looking to sell? I’m going to be in the market in the near future for a C model.