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flyboy0681 last won the day on December 10 2016

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  1. Hurricane Irma

    Not going to happen. It's in a hangar at a small private field in the middle of nowhere.
  2. Hurricane Irma

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the wing is going to need to be removed to transport the plane from its present position to wherever the insurance company wants it. Dave at Air-mods stated that installation could take 200 hours.
  3. Hurricane Irma

    When a wing is sold, is that complete with flaps and ailerons or just the basic structure? I appreciate all of this information guys, I really do.
  4. Hurricane Irma

    I met Eldon a few years ago when he was down here on vacation. I took him up and he was awestruck flying over the Everglades. What's his site?
  5. Hurricane Irma

    The partners will be evaluating all options, even if we have to pay out of our own pockets to save her.
  6. High FBO fees.

    Most definitely. While the overall gist of what now appears on the site was based upon my follow up post, it is not exactly as I had written it and some things that I had mentioned were removed.
  7. Online pseudonyms and aliases.

    Having been a victim of identify fraud last year, I'm ahead of the game and am already on lock-down. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure, it's a nightmare. Within hours, over $50k in credit was opened in my name from within the great state of California and somebody actually made off with $9k worth of furniture from a San Diego furniture store chain. Did the company have a policy of writing down the license plate numbers of cars and trucks loading up with furniture from their loading dock? No. In the end I spent hours on the phone, over $100 on notary services for signing affidavits, and the paperwork was several inches thick. But most of all, I festered a lot of anger that someone was able to perpetrate this on me and that the banks simply shrug it off as the cost of doing business and didn't do any investigative work to find the pricks. By the way, the 0681 in flyboy0681 was the month and year that I earned my private ticket, June 1981.
  8. High FBO fees.

    Here's my experience with AIRNAV comments. A few months ago I needed to fly into an airport just to pick up a friend on our way to a $500 hamburger. I wrote to the FBO and inquired whether there would be a fee and the reply was yes, $30. I was outraged enough to write an AIRNAV comment, which caught the attention of the manager of the FBO. He sent me a message explaining that the person who replied to me about the $30 ramp fee wasn't fully aware of their policy and he assured me that for a simple pickup and drop off that there wouldn't be a fee. He invited me to stop by, and as promised, there was no fee and they were very accommodating. After that trip I followed up on my original posting and wrote that it was a misunderstanding and that I rescind my original posting. Not only was my original posting removed from the comments area, but my new posting was embellished and didn't mention my previous post at all.
  9. Hurricane Irma

    It's still in the hands of the insurer and we should have their decision within the next few days. The insurance company sent someone from Air Services, Inc from nearby Carrollton to look her over to formulate an estimate. From what I've read, they are a highly reputable company. The way I see it, this is going down in one of three ways.. 1) the insurance company pays for repairs (doubtful), 2) we call upon the insurer to pay the maximum amount they will shell out and the partners make up the difference or 3) she's declared a total loss and we all walk away.
  10. Hurricane Irma

    New factory wing is $90k.
  11. Hurricane Irma

    I truly appreciate all of the positive support that you guys have given me. My initial thoughts when the pictures started coming in was a total loss, and depending on what the insurance company says it may be, but at least I have a glimmer of hope until that moment.
  12. Hurricane Irma

    From your lips to God's ears..
  13. Hurricane Irma

    Here's to hoping.
  14. Hurricane Irma

    My partners and I are a long way from selecting a shop. Everything rides on what the insurance company decides and I imagine that will be weeks away.
  15. Hurricane Irma

    Here are some pictures