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Amelia last won the day on December 3 2017

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    1999 M20S Screaming Eagle

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  1. My S has the 310hp, no rudder trim. I’ve never missed it. Seems just right as is. And I’m over on the NE corner of NC. If you find yourself in this end of our state, I’d be happy for an excuse to go flying.
  2. I found, owning the 20K, I rarely took full advantage of that turbo. It was wonderful at 12-15000, but refilling that built in ox tank was a nuisance, required landing at a big-city airport, paying substantial sum ($100-150-ish) for a top-off, winds were often unfavorable, and I wasn’t happy with the amount of useful consciousness left at the flight levels if the connector popped loose before I saw it. As it did from time to time. That said, it was lovely to accept FL220 once when requested, just to say I did. And up high, the a/c works well in July, the buildups are skinnier, and groundspeeds
  3. On the other hand, if you find an Ovation that makes you happy, I suspect you won’t find much you can’t accomplish. I had a 231, now have a Screaming Eagle. This one is dead slap simple to fly, no cowl flaps, no turbo to baby, performs beautifully, climbs like the proverbial bat to at least 12,500. Haven’t tried higher, but now that I have portable O2, I will soon know more. Its service ceiling is way on up there, but NA might take a while to reach it.
  4. Oh, and about the flexibility of GA: We were invited to eastern Oregon to meet internet friends and see mountain backcountry only available to hearty horsemen and aviators. On our way to a spectacular lodge deep in an Idaho gorge.” Hop in and follow me,” encouraged friend, Skybobb. “Not me,” I said. “The Beast stays right here. I want to ride shotgun in an old straight-tail 182 flown by an expert.” This plane prefers 3000 feet of pavement. But is perfectly content across the entire nation in heavy smoke if need be. And when the airport we’d intended to stop at on the way home, GPI, was
  5. Yep. The Coast Guard Auxiliary sent me to STL a couple of years ago, insisted it be commercial. Sighhhh. So I left home (EDE) at 0530 to get to ORF for the day’s first departure. There at 0700 for an 0800 departure. TSA ignored my military orders and not-a-security-risk designation, rifled my single carry-on and fondled this old granny. OG was annoyed. Finally to the boarding gate in time to learn the flight to ORD was delayed. For hours. Finally boarded, worried that might not make the ORD-STL connection. A six circuit hold over Lake Michigan . Finally cleared to the gate. Oh. Oh. Oh. See Gra
  6. The noted physician/author Atul Gawande wrote a fine little book entitled A Checklist Manifesto, in praise of their utility, especially in surgery, his specialty. He stresses the discipline and useful orderliness in many other processes, with interesting stories and studies. I commend it to you. I always use my written, laminated preflight and takeoff checklist. It lives in the pocket by my left knee. It’s too easy to gloss over important stuff otherwise. The clockwise scan before pushing the throttle in, making certain I actually saw the thing I pointed to, is part of the internal chec
  7. I had my first Moderna vaccine 10 days ago. No symptoms other than mild soreness at the injection site. So, yesterday, I noticed mild itching on that arm, which became a small pink bump. By supper time the bump was the size of a quarter, itchy but not tender. This morning that itchy raised lump is 50c size. Oh, help. Quick! Call Dr. Google! The eminent medical journal USA Today published an article claiming my delayed reaction to be COVID Rash, a mild and limited allergic response. No big deal, they assure me. Get the second injection. In the other arm, maybe. My beloved has had his second
  8. You’ll be pleased! They’re great guys, generous supporters of the Mooney Summit, and very knowledgeable.
  9. Re: home field advantage: Don’t know if this applies, exactly, but my favorite right seater was a small-town country doc. He would advise his patients to elect to have their run-of-the-mill surgery at the local small town hospital. The surgeon was outstanding, the nurses knew you, everybody spoke fluent English, and if you ran into problems, the entire team lived less than five minutes away. By contrast, the internationally-famed Cleveland Clinic was well over an hour away. They’d be a great place to have high-end heart or lung surgery, but maybe not your first choice for ordinary gall-bladder
  10. Exactly this! GSXR is reading my mind. I took my new Mooney to AGL, was very pleased. Great people! But NC is a long state, and the guy who has maintained my Mooneys for years, not a MSC, but very competent, reliable, and newly relocated to 100 yards from my own hangar, gets the nod. He goes through the Mooney books step by step, does meticulous work, and I trust him. So I’ll take a nice week in the NC mountains and see AGL again with complete confidence, from time to time, but there’s much to be said for supporting the (very competent) home team, too.
  11. Oh, yes, and lots of emergency landing options all along the route, OLFs, civilian and military airports, ag strips, and this time of year, miles of deserted beach. And it is a treat for the passengers. Controllers through that airspace are good folk.
  12. If it’s a beautiful VFR day, asking for the beach route makes for a very pretty ride. Otherwise, it’s miles and miles of pine trees. I’ve always had the controllers happy to shepherd me through the military airspace right along the gulf, with views of boats, manta rays, sharks, and white sand.
  13. And for a mere pittance of a nominal contribution to the company’s corporate health, Genesys will fix whatever went up in smoke, and send my original serial number back, with refurbished or repaired innards. Least that’s what I heard. Who knows? But I did have fun for a minute dreaming of all the new and sexy I could stuff in that lovely bird’s panel.
  14. Yes. That, all the rearranging and add-ons, and the fact that I never feel the need to fly to 200 and a half, anymore, means the old and somewhat limited System- 30 will serve me fine.
  15. Oh? There are a&p s looking for work? Mine taught it at a local college, they all made bee lines for the majors. He, good man, is looking to hire.
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