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  1. Stop, just stop right here, please, for the sake of all that's holy. I'll need bleach for my mind's eye right now, and if Marauder shows up it will take more than bleach.
  2. Turbo normalized Bo with tip tanks and A/C would be very interesting.....
  3. .....and install A/C
  4. Bruce...it's a kick in the gut to sell that beauty. I'm about a year away, health wise, from jumping on it.
  5. Talk to Dave. He could probably use some help.
  6. Last month's fly-in to Sebring had truly bad weather, and only 1 Mooney showed up, flown by brave pilot, Jake Kertz. Ruth and Dave were in Michigan in the Lake at a Splash-In. Our next event will be tomorrow, Saturday July 8, at Williston (X60), at the Pyper Kub Cafe at 11:30. All events start at 11:30. Future Schedule July 8, Williston (X60) August 12, Lake Wales (X07) September 9, Lakeland (LAL) October 14, Flagler (FIN) November 11, Vero Beach (VRB) December 9, Punta Gorda (PGD) Sorry for the late notice. Hope to see you soon,
  7. A 1982 201 upgraded to a Missile, or a 1998 Ovation for about the same money. Ummmm
  8. Make me want to relocate to the People's Republic of California
  9. Please be careful up there, towers or no towers! HOMESTEAD, FL A small plane went down on Southwest 168th Street and 214th Avenue Thursday morning but the pilot and passenger got out safely. The flight instructor said the plane had an engine malfunction, forcing them to land on Southwest 168th Street, where the plane came to a stop in some trees. The plane could be seen sitting on the side of a dirt road.. The right wing was damaged. An air rescue helicopter landed at the scene, but the pilot and passenger refused treatment, police say. This is the latest in a recent wave of aircraft crashes and emergency landings in South Florida. On Wednesday afternoon, two people were killed when a helicopter crashed just after it left Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport. On Tuesday, a small plane made an emergency landing on U.S. 27. On March 17, a pilot landed his single-engine Cessna on US-27 near Griffin Road after a mechanical problem. On March 16, three people were killed when a Piper PA-31T (Cheyenne) crashed shortly after take off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.
  10. PSA is one indicator, DRE is another, and seemingly one flyboy enjoys . But neither one is very good. There are lots of guys coming down with PCa in their early 50's, so I suggest not being complacent about it. The earlier it's caught the better, and there are far too many 'what-me-worry' GP's and old school urologists out there, not doing us any favors. Better than a basic PSA blood test, insist on a new PNI blood test, that yields PSA, free PSA, a marker for PCa activity and a formula to provide a score of the likelihood of a biopsy finding PCa (prostate cancer). If your doc refuses, or doesn't know what it is...find a new doc. Almost 300,000 cases of PCa are discovered every year, and almost 28,000 men die of it every year. And unlike most engine problems, there are usually no symptoms until it's very serious. The number of us getting bad news in our 50's is increasing exponentially. Good luck with thinking/wishing all is well down there......
  11. No 'hard feelings', but at the very bottom of my feel good list. Whatever makes YOU feel good is OK, but any safety or insurance reasons aren't reasonable justifications IMO.
  12. Our last event was on a rainy day with thunderstorms forecast so it's understandable that we had a light turnout. One brave Mooney and several cars brought 8 people together at Flagler. Our next event will be this Saturday, June 10, at Sebring. Hopefully it will be a sunny FL day, and the ramp will be full of Mooneys. Ruth and Dave are planning to be in Michigan with their seaplane, so will someone else please e-mail him a list of who shows up at the event. All events start at 11:30. Future Schedule: June 10, Sebring (SEF) July 8, Williston (X60) August 12, Lake Wales (X07) September 9, Lakeland (LAL) October 14, Flagler (FIN) November 11, Vero Beach (VRB) December 9, Punta Gorda (PGD) Dave requests that you e-mail him by Thursday night to let him know if you are planning to make it. He then calls the restaurant with a approximate head count. No one is obligated to come if they told him they are coming and can’t make it for whatever reason. Sebring is a cool airport, so come on out!
  13. Oh great....middle of the night and you got me hungry Thanks!
  14. Last months fly-in was held in great VFR weather. 6 Mooney's brought 9 people to New Smyrna Beach for lunch at the Lost Lagoon. Our next event is this Saturday, May 13, at Flagler (KFIN). All events start at 11:30. FUTURE SCHEDULLE: May 13, Flagler (FIN) June 10, Sebring (SEF) July 8, Williston (X60) August 12, Lake Wales (X07) September 9, Lakeland (LAL) October 14, Flagler (FIN) November 11, Vero Beach (VRB) December 9, Punta Gorda (PGD) Please e-mail Dave at (daveanruth@aol.com) by Thursday night to let him know if you plan on attending. He then lets the restaurant know the approximate head count. Of course no one is obligated to come if they told him they were attending, but then couldn't make it. If anyone needs a Mooney Aero-Tow electrical Tow Bar, please PM me, Gary, (fantom). I also have Exxon Elite oil, a case of Cam Guard, new wing landing light lenses and wing tip lenses, and lots of other stuff. Let me know.
  15. Talk planes, oggle planes, tell lies, eat, tell more tall stories, make new friends, oggle more planes, go to the bathroom, and fly away.... Come on out. You'll have a fine time!
  16. Like NONE.... I met him three times. The best combat fighter pilot leader ever.
  17. Last month's fly-in had 9 Moneys, 1 Lake, and several cars deliver 20 people to Fort Pierce on a beautiful VFR day. Our next event will be this Saturday, April 8, at the Lost Lagoon Restaurant, New Smyrna Beach Airport (KEVB), starting at 11:30AM Future Schedule: April 8, New Smyrna Beach (EVB) May 13, Flagler (FIN) June 10, Sebring (SEF) July 8, Williston (X60) August 12, Lake Wales (X07) September 9, Lakeland (LAL) October 14, Flagler (FIN) November 11, Vero Beach (VRB) December 9, Punta Gorda (PGD) Please e-mail Dave at daveanruth@aol.com by Thursday night and let him know if you plan on attending. He then lets the restaurant know the approximate head count. 'Stuff happens' and plans change, so no one is obligated to attend if something comes up. The weather is great this time of year. Take to the sky and meet other Mooney pilots!
  18. Yank neither my chain, nor my prop....please. One way abound it:
  19. .....And probably has few, if any, approvals for all his less than standard mods.
  20. Bill Turley at Aircraft Engineering, in Bartow, knows GA, is quite experienced, and is honest. Not always easy to find down here.
  21. ....and no chance for even one paragraph ;-(
  22. Alan....are you sure you can handle a Rocket?
  23. I fully understand and agree with your sentiments, Bennett. Please let me know when you're ready. I miss my J more every day. Assuming my surgery goes as well as I suspect it will, I'll be in the market around July, 2018.
  24. I'm scheduled for a RALP at Johns Hopkins in June.