fantom

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About fantom

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    Gary in SoFL @ KHWO
  • Birthday 01/05/1995

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    Davie, Florida
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    N49GH
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    '94 MSE 'J'

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  1. fantom

    Daytona Gear Incident

    Excellent analytical work, and write-ups, Jim. I can remember when I was thin enough to get under the pilot foot well to check things out. Those days have passed. Have a safe trip and see you and your beautiful bride in a couple of weeks.
  2. fantom

    Fernandia Beach Fly-in May 12th

    Hey Griff....try to make it to Fernandina Beach (KFHB) this weekend.
  3. fantom

    M20F complex endorsement needed

    Ditto, Griff Welcome!
  4. From PC illiterate David: Our last event was very pleasant. The weather was reasonable, Ruth and I were in and out of the tops of a fairly thin layer at 3,000 feet going, and VFR returning. We had 7 Mooneys and 1 Bonanza bring 18 people together for a nice lunch. Our next event will be this Saturday, May 12, at Fernandina Beach (FHB). There is no restaurant on the airport, but member David Ansley has arranged for two vans to drive us from the FBO (Bent Wings) to and from a local Restaurant (Brett’s Waterway Cafe). The FBO is new and very excited about our coming, and I am printing info about them below.Because of the need to co-ordinate transportation to and from the airport, please be sure to tell me by Thursday night if you are coming if at all possible, and try not to arrive after 12 PM. We will be able to handle late arrivals if we know you are coming, but it would help if you are on time…………. Also, the FBO would like a list of N numbers, so please let me know your N number when you notify me you are coming. I believe the FBO is discounting it’s fuel $.25 a gallon and is arranging an information sheet on the area for us.All events start at 11:30.Please check your e-mail before attending as sometimes I make last minute changes for various reasons.Future ScheduleMay 12, Fernandina Beach (FHB) One of our members who lives in the area has arranged for us to eat at the Brett's Waterway Cafe and is also arranging transportation to and from the restaurant.June 9, Sebring (SEF).July 14, Williston (X60)August 11, Lake Wales (X07)I really appreciate it if you can e-mail me by Thursday night of the week of the event and let me know if you are going to try to make it, so I can call the restaurant on Friday with a head count. No one is obligated to come if they told me they are coming and can’t make it for mechanical, weather, health, or any other reason.Hope to see you soon,Dave and RuthHi David,Please see the attached informational sheet we put together for your pilots. We have waived all ramp fees and included a fuel discount in this flyer for all Money Top offs that day.My line supervisor has a plan to park your entire group together on our ramp in front of our FBO office. Your group can expect to be marshaled into a parking spot when you arrive.If you have a chance before the event, please send me a list of tail numbers that plan to attend.We look forward to welcoming your group to Amelia Island!Please let us know if we can further assist your group.Best regards,Brian Echard
  5. fantom

    Ovation down north of San Antonio

    Bill is an original, in many ways. There must be a good story behind the overrun. I've landed at T94. Clearly a character builder, and not for the faint of heart.
  6. fantom

    Finally home

    All's well that ends well Do fly the snot out of her!
  7. Just in from David: Sorry about the late reminder, but things have been crazy around our house.Our last event at Fort Pierce was very well attended. We had 16 Mooneys and 1 Bonanza bring 33 people together for lunch. The ramp was crowded, but the food was good.Our next event will be this Saturday, April 14, at The Lost Lagoon at the New Smyrna Beach Airport (EVB) at 11:30.All events start at 11:30.Please check your e-mail before attending as sometimes I make last minute changes for various reasons.Future ScheduleApril 14, New Smyrna Beach (EVB) at the Lost LagoonMay 12, Fernandina Beach (FHB) One of our members who lives in the area has arranged for us to eat at the Brett's Waterway Cafe and is also arranging transportation to and from the restaurant.June 9, Sebring (SEF).July 14, Williston (X60)I really appreciate it if you can e-mail me by Thursday night of the week of the event and let me know if you are going to try to make it, so I can call the restaurant on Friday with a head count. No one is obligated to come if they told me they are coming and can’t make it for mechanical, weather, health, or any other reason.Hope to see you soon,Dave and Ruth
  8. fantom

    Mooney Bravo TLS pre-buy in Jacksonville

    Phil is going to get a laugh out of that question. Even in his 60's, he's quite active, thank-you!
  9. For the record, Jim's wonderful wife is much smarter than he is! No PPI - No sale. Period
  10. fantom

    Mooney N94MR- Paint Project

    Thinking about it, I was all over 94MR in early 1994 when I was picking up my new J at the factory. The Ovation was an unknown quantity back then, and 94MR had a 'cute' paint job, noting that all factory paint back then was marginal, at best. She looks much better now!
  11. fantom

    Mooney N94MR- Paint Project

    Complex and beautiful paint job! Wing walk may adhere to paint...but not for long, based on experience. Better to use wing walk 'paper' roll instead of 'slush'
  12. fantom

    Imron paint job cost?

    More than several Bob, way more than several on MS, if you've been paying attention.
  13. fantom

    "Specialty" shops

    About the same story....in 1997, on my way to SAT to party with old Air Force buddies, I flew my J into tiny Gladewater to see if this Mooney 'guru' was all he was cracked up to be. He and his team were, and are! When the boss gets under your plane to check things out, then takes it on a quick test flight, as he does all Mooney's.....that's a find! Missing my Mooney, Gladewater, Longview, Don and the Chicken Basket.
  14. Dear Mooney Enthusiast,We had a great turnout for last month’s lunch at Bartow. In spite of IFR weather in the morning we had 13 Mooneys and 1 Bonanza bring 31 people to lunch. Our count was 31 and the restaurant said 35. After lunch the weather was fine. I hitched a ride to Bartow with Jake Kertz and was able to pick up my Mooney from it’s annual inspection which was done in Bartow.Our next event will be at the Tiki at the Fort Pierce Airport (KFPR) this Saturday, March 10.All events start at 11:30.Please check your e-mail before attending as sometimes I make last minute changes for various reasons.Future ScheduleMarch 10, Fort Pierce (FPR)April 14, New Smyrna Beach (EVB) at the Lost LagoonMay 12, Fernandina Beach (FHB) One of our members who lives in the area has arranged for us to eat at the Brett's Waterway Cafe and is also arranging transportation to and from the restaurant.June 9, Sebring (SEF).I really appreciate it if you can e-mail me by Thursday night of the week of the event and let me know if you are going to try to make it, so I can call the restaurant on Friday with a head count. No one is obligated to come if they told me they are coming and can’t make it for mechanical, weather, health, or any other reason.Hope to see you soon,Dave and Ruth
  15. That 'joke' sadly parallels the experiences of too many of my old friends. I'm happy to say.....not me, however