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About binkata

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    SF Bay Area
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    Dodger baseball, Steelers football, and donuts
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    M20K 231

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  1. Oh yeah, there is one of those airpark communities up near Sacramento: Cameron Park. A co-worker of mine who recently retired bought some land there to build a home for him & his Seneca. I'm not sure if he'll be able to taxi to his garage though.
  2. Not sure if I can list links, but from just yesterday's news: https://www.ktvu.com/news/community-leaders-want-reid-hillview-airport-land-repurposed-for-affordable-housing The seller of my Mooney-to-be said the main reason why he bought the plane years ago was because he was moving into a new subdivision and they were building an airport right next to it. Coming from California, it completely blew my mind that there were places where new GA airports were still being built!
  3. I think this will be a later mastery item for me...landings first! But yes, it's a newly OH'ed engine (< 25 hrs) so I'll want to get as much life out of it as possible. Thanks--I did my primary training out of HWD in 2002, but that was in underpowered Cessnas. Can't wait to get out there and (post-covid-19) run into any of you all at the Two Niner Diner or at whatever replaces the old 3-Zero Cafe!
  4. Thanks for the warm welcome, and the introductions! I've been lurking here for the past year as I contemplated buying an M20K...definitely saw the very detailed discussions about LOP/ROP, etc. that made my eyes go googly. My story: I'm getting back into flying after a decade (all my experience is in C152/C172), have always wanted to get my instrument rating...but always lacked access to a plane that I would actually want to fly IFR with! Plus, in California you're stuck mostly with north/south flying if all you do is rent. I figured this was the best solution: I get a plane I want to f
  5. From what I've gleaned, it's really up to the ferry pilot whether I need to add them? Obviously having them as a named insured makes the open pilot clause moot, but the open pilot clause itself still provides coverage. Good to know there are honest agents willing to give honest answers out there too.
  6. I'm new to this, so I have no real knowledge of how aircraft insurance policies work. If anyone who flies the plane should be a named insured, what's the point of the open pilot clause?
  7. Thanks for all the responses! (You guys are really helpful--I'm looking forward to being a part of this community.) I checked with the insurance company, and they did say it had to be K-specific time (50+ hours). The alternative they would consider would be to add someone else as a named insured pilot to the policy... I just got off the phone with @Greg_D and I think we've worked something out. With any luck, I'll have a tail number to add to my profile in 2 weeks' time!
  8. Yes, that's how I understand it. Though one company/pilot said that she logged her hours under the ICAO type M20T, which is what the M20K would be, technically? I'll ask the insurance company for clarification.
  9. Hello Mooneyspacers! I just agreed to buy an M20K 231 in the Houston area and, pending sign off on the annual inspection, the deal should close at the end of next week. I considered hiring a CFI to fly it back with me so I could get transition training (and min. 10 hours of instruction needed for insurance purposes), but I won't have the free time to do it until the beginning of Dec, and I may need to have the plane moved prior to that as the seller wants to vacate his hangar by the end of the month. If that's the case, I'll need to hire someone to ferry it for me (KTME-KHWD). I
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