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  1. Yank neither my chain, nor my prop....please. One way abound it:
  2. .....And probably has few, if any, approvals for all his less than standard mods.
  3. Bill Turley at Aircraft Engineering, in Bartow, knows GA, is quite experienced, and is honest. Not always easy to find down here.
  4. ....and no chance for even one paragraph ;-(
  5. Alan....are you sure you can handle a Rocket?
  6. 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.
  7. I'm scheduled for a RALP at Johns Hopkins in June.
  8. True, and thank you for bring it up (pun intended). If you pee often, get up 3 times or more at night to urinate, or have other signs of LUTS, you have BPH. We all have it when we get into our 50's. Many of the medications given for it are not on the FAA approved list, have nasty side effects, and don't work very well anyhow. UroLift is one of a handful of unproven aids, a TURP (Roto-Rooter of the prostate) is not for the faint of heart, even as urologists call it 'the gold standard'. If your symptoms persist, consider a 3T MRI and a fusion guided biopsy. That, at least, has the best chance of telling you what's going on. If it's prostate cancer, which about one in six of us will get, you're looking down a whole new rabbit hole. Don't believe the uninformed "what-me-worry" advise from people about prostate cancer, even MD's. At that point, flying will be the least of your concerns, and you should start doing lots of homework. The science of urology is ever changing, and the more they learn, the more they realize they don't know. Prostate cancer kills almost 30,000 men a year! I know from whence I speak. Fly healthy out there!
  9. This is very far from accurate....except for the Navy, possibly Training could be dangerous, we were in a hurry to save the world afterall , but training accidents paled when compared to combat! B-26's in Tampa Bay were a problem, until the AAF figured out how the fly them (more experienced pilots). Total American Air Force losses worldwide during World War II: 27,694 aircraft, including 8,314 heavy bombers, 1,623 medium and light bombers, and 8,481 fighters as destroyed in combat. The 8th Air Force alone, over Europe, lost more men KIA, than the Marines did throughout the war. America lost about 405,000 men, almost 300,000 in combat, of which about 35,000 were Army Air Force. Now back to Mooney stuff.............
  10. Embraer - OK, but Airbus - not for me. If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going.
  11. + 5 knots at a minimum, Jim. You going with the same scheme??
  12. Good decision Bruce. Joe IS very knowledgeable, always on top of things and is a WORKING owner.
  13. The is no better paint shop better or fairer than Hawk in Tampa. Period!
  14. So sad. Plain and simple....flying is dangerous! It takes constant vigil and hard work to mitigate the dangers.
  15. LOL In aviation it's common, especially with so many of us spending too much time patting ourselves on the back for our smart, but subjective, choices, and precious little time admitting our mistakes. Sorta like unreported gear ups.
  16. Mid to high 60's and sunny on Saturday!
  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. Roshard....plan a trip to New Smyrna Beach this Saturday morning. You'll get your fill of Mooney planes and pilots!
  19. Last month's fly-in had 18 Mooney's and 1 Bonanza delivering 30 people to lunch at Bartow. Nice turnout! Our next event will be next Saturday, March 11, at Fort Pierce (KFPR) starting, as usual, at 11:30. Future Schedule: March 11, Fort Pierce (FPR) 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) David requests that you can e-mail him (daveanruth@aol.com) by Thursday night to let him know if you plan to attend. He then calls the restaurant on Friday with an approximate head count. No one is obligated to come if their plans chance at the last minute. We look forward to seeing you soon.
  20. The KAP A/P with a slaved HSI, which almost all of them have....is just as helpful as a KFC150. The KAP is more reliable over the long term, and the only visual pilot difference is the KFC flight director that bounces around so much it's a distraction when really needed. This ain't the same flight director has the heavy iron has. The distinction is so minor, as to be meaningless, unless you have 'airline pilot wannabe' issues.
  21. I'm so glad I finally read this thread. An incredible story, as one of your 9 lives was used up Dan. Get back in the saddle as soon as possible. Good that lots of frugal Mooney pilots are checking their detectors and maybe investing in new or better equipment. Almost everything in this thread reflects what's valuable about MS, in my option. I'm also believing you had a very capable co-pilot, Dan. Well done!
  22. The last fly-in was a blast with 10 Mooney's, and a few cars, bringing 24 people together, with a lot of EAA folks, for a cookout at the EAA Hanger in Leesburg. After lunch most went to David and Ruth's home and ran model trains. It was a great day. Our next event will be this Saturday, February 11, to Bartow (KBOW). All events start at 11:30. Future Schedule February 11, Bartow (BOW) March 11, Fort Pierce (FPR) 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) David appreciates it if you can e-mail him (daveanruth@aol.com) by Thursday night to let him know if you plan on attending, He then calls the restaurant on Friday with an approximate head count. No one is obligated to come if they told him they would come, but then can’t make it. Do some flying and meet lots of Mooney drivers.
  23. Depends on how much you want it and what you can afford
  24. All those cars living outside are in BIG trouble
  25. Nice move George....and you'll still have the throttles in your left hand and the stick yoke in your right hand.