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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.
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    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
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    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
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    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!
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    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'
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    Imron paint job cost?

    More than several Bob, way more than several on MS, if you've been paying attention.
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    "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.
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    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.
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    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
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    Repaint Cost

    Without names and/or tail numbers, I don't buy that story. Sorry, but I've been viewing Hawk paint jobs for twenty years, have spoken to 100's of owners and have never heard of one such complaint. However, I have heard and read of ArtCarved issues right here on MS. Hopefully they were just growing pains. You pays your $$, you takes your chances....
  17. From Dave: Dear Mooney Enthusiast, We had IFR weather with rain, cloud, and light turbulence for our last event in Vero Beach, but three Mooneys brought 8 people together for a good time visiting and eating. Our next event will be this Saturday, December 9 at Punta Gorda (PGD) at 11:30. The forecast for Saturday at PGD is currently mostly Sunny, so hopefully it will be a nice day. All events start at 11:30. Please check your e-mail before attending as sometimes I make last minute changes for various reasons. Future Schedule December 9, (PGD) January 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) 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
  18. In spite of IFR weather last month 10 people in 7 Mooney's flew into Flagler for lunch. A good time was had by these competent instrument pilots and passengers. The next event will be this Saturday, November 11, at Vero Beach (KVRB) at 11:30. Future Schedule: November 11, Vero Beach (VRB) December 9, Punta Gorda (PGD) January 13, 2018: Leesburg (LEE). EAA Chapter 534 will cook hamburgers and hot dogs in their hanger, and then we car pool anyone interested to Dave's home to see Ruth’s outdoor garden railroad. They usually have 6 or 7 G gauge trains running on her four loops and 1,000 feet of track. February 10, Bartow (BOW) March 10, Fort Pierce (FPR). Please e-mail Dave (DaveanRuth@aol.com) by Thursday to let him know if you are going to attend. He then calls the restaurant on Friday with an approximate head count. No one is obligated to come if something better comes up, or the weather is to daunting. Get out and do some flying!
  19. 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.
  20. It's a simple courtesy to let us know what your reaction to advise is, Bert. School is now out
  21. No surprise, Mike! Well deserved and well done.
  22. Our last event was canceled because of Hurricane Irma. Most members reported minimal or no damage to their property with the exception of one member whose plane was damaged while flying it out of state. Unfortunately we all know who that is. Luckily no one was injured in the incident, and the Mooney will live to fly again. Our next event will be this Saturday, October 14, at High Jackers Bar & Grill at the Flagler Airport (FIN) at 11:30. Future Schedule: October 14, Flagler (FIN) November 11, Vero Beach (VRB) December 9, Punta Gorda (PGD) Try to email Dave (daveanruth@aol.com) by Thursday night to let him know if you plan on attending. He then gives the restaurant an approximate head count. No one is obligated to come if they can’t make it for any reason.. Hope to see you soon!
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