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

    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.
  2. fantom

    Finally home

    All's well that ends well Do fly the snot out of her!
  3. 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
  4. 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!
  5. For the record, Jim's wonderful wife is much smarter than he is! No PPI - No sale. Period
  6. 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!
  7. 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'
  8. fantom

    Imron paint job cost?

    More than several Bob, way more than several on MS, if you've been paying attention.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. That 'joke' sadly parallels the experiences of too many of my old friends. I'm happy to say.....not me, however
  12. Last month 5 Mooney's and several cars brought 22 people to lunch at Leesburg. The local EAA Chapter, 534, cooked a lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs. After lunch we car pooled folks to our house to see Ruth’s Garden RR. We had 7 trains running, and a good time was had by all.Our next event will be at 11:30 this Saturday, February 10, at Bartow (BOW)Future Schedule February 10, Bartow (BOW)March 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. Dave wants you to email (daveanruth@aol.com) him by Thursday night to let him know if you are planning on attending. He then calls the restaurant on Friday with a head count. Of course no one is obligated to come if they then can’t make it for mechanical, weather, health, or any other reason.The weather is looking great and Bartow is an interesting airport, so get some flying in.
  13. fantom

    Best Mooney shop in Fla.

    Just get her done right! The wait will soon be over, and you'll have some interesting stories to tell. I'm saving the design manual for you...just in case.
  14. fantom

    Best Mooney shop in Fla.

    ...and is probably helping you to post. I've used Phil for more years than I care to admit, and I believe I sent flyboy0681 to him. Speaking of which, sounds like you have your plane back Mike. How is she flying, and what paint scheme did your partners finally agree on?
  15. From Dave: Dear Mooney Enthusiast,We had a good meeting in December. The weather was low IFR, but 4 Mooneys and several cars brought 16 people out for a nice lunch in Punta Gorda.Our next event will be this Saturday, January 13, at the Leesburg Airport. The local EAA Chapter will be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs for us at their hanger. After lunch we will have cars take whoever is interested to our house ( a 15 or 20 minute car ride) to see Ruth’s outdoor garden railroad. She has 1,000 linear feet of G-gauge track in 4 loops and, weather permitting, we should have 6 trains running. Rides back to the airport will also be provided.All events start at 11:30.Please check your e-mail before attending as sometimes I make last minute changes for various reasons.Future ScheduleJanuary 13, 2018, Leesburg (LEE) Chapter 534 of the EAA will cook us hot dogs and hamburgers in their hanger. Afterwards we will transport everyone that wants to see Ruth’s garden railroad (1,000 linear feet of G gauge track in 4 loops, with probably 6 trains running) to our house and back.February 10, Bartow (BOW)March 10, Fort Pierce (FPR)April 14, New Smyrna Beach (EVB) at the Lost LagoonI really appreciate it if you can e-mail me (daveanruth@aol.com) 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