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Matt Ward

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Matt Ward last won the day on June 4 2020

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  1. Congrats! If you missed it, JDRF did a webinar this week with Pietro Marsala who Beyond Type 1 profiled earlier in the year. https://beyondtype1.org/commercial-pilot-diabetes/
  2. I have done a good bit of climbing trips in my E and really think it's about the perfect use of a small NA GA airplane. Climbing gear isn't too big and I typically only have one partner with me. For the summer trips, basically everything from Yosemite to City of Rocks to the Winds to Jackson is accessible without too much problem. The winter is tougher for me (based in CO) as those prized destinations (Vegas, Joshua Tree) involve crossing the Divide. Doable but less predictable for sure.
  3. I live in Denver and fly a NA E. I have done most the mountain airports in the summer and nearly none in the winter. Usually winds aloft are too high; it’s not IMC. This isn’t something to try and hope for the best. Even with 2k clearance, these downdrafts can take you right to the crash site.
  4. I think Poncha at Salida is the least technical, most predictable. Maybe slightly out of the way but it will get you on the better side of the range. I always find the east side of those mountains is some of the most turbulent air around. Check out Mosca too. It’s a little north of La Veta and seems a little more calm to me.
  5. There is really not that much to Leadville. It's cool and all, but entirely untechnical. You fly up a giant valley from Salida and the airport is in a huge clearing. You do get to fly by Independence Pass which is cool but I wouldn't consider it mountain flying - if you come in from the south. I've had my E in there plenty and it's fine. My biggest concern is always getting the plane started after shutdown at that altitude! Obviously, go early in the AM and don't do dumb stuff.
  6. I've posted pics on here of two sets of clubs in the backseat of my E. Not a lot of extra room. Two adults + clubs is very doable, three sounds difficult.
  7. Was this the mod? http://mooneyspace.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=34072
  8. You’ve got foldable seats in your E? That’s awesome!
  9. Mine is in that bag up at the top. Was about $30 on Amazon and works well.
  10. I think all it's all about your pain threshold! For me, changing the position of the bars or the seat is something I don't want to mess with so I'm optimizing for ease-of-transport. Getting this in there is really quite easy. I grabbed a basic bike bag off Amazon and just lay it across the backseat. I'd strap it in for actual flight. Next time I'll probably drop the wheelset in the luggage area instead of this.
  11. If anyone is curious, it works! I didn’t disassemble the seat post or aerobars. Just removed the wheels. Not a lot of room for passengers but you can at least get to the race with your gear!
  12. Does anyone know of an individual who can service the altitude hold components of the Brittain APs? Kevin doesn't work on this and I'd like to get some work done on mine. Thanks.
  13. Thanks, it’s sold! I just can’t change the title on my phone still...
  14. Call Greg at Mountain Air. He works on a lot of Mooneys (mine included) and could possibly help you out.
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