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  1. An exciting new(ish) venture combining some of the best folks in the Mooney world. Best wishes to Don, Jimmy, Jan and Paul Happy retirement to David.
  2. Many of the folks on MS use Joe, at Hawk. He just moved into a new Zephyrhills facility, has been a Mooney guy for decades, and is reasonable and honest. If he can't do it, he'll tell you.
  3. Thanks Jimmy, for a dose of common sense, flavored by your decades of extensive knowledge buying and selling Mooney's.
  4. Want to guess how much of the pension and health care $ is really welfare.....
  5. They have the federal bankbook to help with that
  6. Drive to one of the above meetings; interesting people; Mooney aircraft, good food, probable ride. They officially start at 11:30, but getting there early will afford you the opportunity to witness some great landings.
  7. Glad to note that Marauder is hanging with thinner women. Used to be easy to park at the FBO and bu back and forth to the show. SnF made it much more difficult about 8 years ago. Be very careful when those volunteer marshals are guiding you taxiing. I saw one guide some unlucky pilot into clipping the nose of a Cezzna with his wingtip. The first year I flew into SnF, parked on grass, after some clueless marshal guided me on a long grass trip. It took me an hour to pull all the grass and weeds out of my main gear. Never again! Caveat Emptor. PS: Jim. there ain't much else to do in the northern frozen tundra these days
  8. 1,200 feet from PHK, Aztec crashes into shallow water with a professional pilot at the controls, in a plane that should fly easily on one engine. Something else must have been amiss. Hope the NTSB gets to the bottom of it.
  9. The thinking is the pilot lost an engine, during a go-around. Tragic!
  10. Five people are dead after a small plane fell from the sky and plunged into Lake Okeechobee in southern Florida on Friday afternoon. All five bodies were recovered from the fuselage of the airplane, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. "A twin-engine Piper aircraft went down in Lake Okeechobee while on approach to Pahokee Airport at approximately 3:30 p.m. today," the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. "The flight departed from Tampa International Airport. The FAA is investigating. However, the National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation and will release updates." WPBF The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to a plane crash near Pahokee, Fla., on Friday, March 8, 2019. All five people on board were killed.more + The victims have been identified as Eduardo Mulet, 45, of West Palm Beach; Eric Peterson, 73, of Lighthouse Point; Matthew Fiorello, 26, of Palm Beach Gardens; Heather Bridwell, 43, of Jupiter; and Edwin Mortell III, 54, of Stuart. All but Mulet, who was piloting the plane, were part of the same law firm in Florida. The accident happened about 400 yards north of Pahokee Airport, which is located on the southeast shore of the large inland lake and about 200 miles from Tampa International Airport. An initial report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said "one individual was observed swimming away from the airplane, however, has not been located." It turns out that eyewitness report was inaccurate. "I seen it circling. It went around two times," witness Laura Lester told West Palm Beach ABC affiliate WPBF. "And it went up in that corner and it didn't come back." The death investigation will be handled by the PBSO Violent Crimes Division, the sheriff's office said -- standard procedure whether a crime is suspected or not. Friday's accident took place not far from where a plane crashed into a condo buildingin Fort Lauderdale one week earlier. That accident, which was a single-engine Piper aircraft, was about an hour south of Pahokee Airport. The pilot of the aircraft was killed.
  11. No update yet David, but it will be on Saturday, March 9th, to Winter Haven. Let me know if you need some dead weight Gary