Joe Zuffoletto

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About Joe Zuffoletto

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  • Birthday 05/06/1964

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    Denver, CO
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    Flying, photography, computers, drumming
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    M20TN Acclaim Type S

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  1. I'm planning on installing a Garmin GTX-345R remote transponder in my Acclaim to meet the ADS-B requirement and am wondering which shop on the west coast y'all would recommend. Thanks.
  2. Mooney for Business Travel

    Your mission describes to a "T" the way I use my Acclaim, and my FIKI Encore before that.
  3. Recommend me a new insurance broker

    I've been using Hope Aviation Insurance for years and have no complaints.
  4. Young Mooney Driver in Need of Wisdom

    Welcome, Blake! I was also bitten by the Mooney bug when I was in college; my school's flying club had a brand new J that I flew for two years until I graduated. 30 years later I'm still flying a Mooney! They rock!
  5. I've been using the Tailwheel Transporter II for my RV-8 and it works great:
  6. +1. I'd love to have a hangar like that!
  7. 2008 Acclaim Type S and 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Both have twin turbos and both are fast!
  8. Is there a 200 kts Mooney?

    Above 16,000' in my Acclaim I can easily achieve 205KTAS LOP and 215KTAS ROP.
  9. Acclaim 310 hp STC issues

    Correction: There were no changes made to my panel with the STC.
  10. Introductory Light Jet flight?

    About 8 years ago I got a call from the Cessna sales office here in Denver and they offered me a demo flight in the Citation Mustang. Apparently they were targeting high-time, instrument rated retractable owners like myself. I made it clear to the sales rep that I may never be in the market for a jet, but he insisted so I went. We started with a 40-minute flight with my wife and I onboard (me right seat, she in the back), then we dropped everyone off but their pilot and me and he gave me the left seat for 3 circuits around the pattern at Rocky Mountain Airport. Unforgettable experience and loads of fun!
  11. Acclaim 310 hp STC issues

    Raptor, I agree with you, and I did everything you suggested. Crickets from Mooney and Garmin. It was frustrating but hopeless. The mod works, so I moved on. Can’t change the weather. Joe
  12. Acclaim 310 hp STC issues

    Andrew, I have a 2008 Acclaim Type S and I applied the 310hp STC to my bird 3 years ago. No regrets. The increased takeoff and climb performance are breathtaking. As part of the STC, my G1000 was modified to think my plane is a 310hp Ovation, so the maximum redline would go from 2,500RPM to 2,700. My G1000 has an Ovation 3 startup screen instead of the Acclaim startup screen. I didn't like it at first, but I got over it when I climbed out of Aspen on a hot day in August last year at 2,000 fpm. They did add a small secondary tach but it's no big deal. Didn't mess up my panel at all. If you will benefit from the increased climb performance, you should definitely go for it. I think it will add value to my plane if I ever decide to sell. Good luck, Joe
  13. North Western Wyoming Yesterday

    When flying in Wyoming, it's crucial to consult the local windsock.
  14. My Acclaim's right fuel tank is leaking. Sigh.

    Wing walk stain removal complete. It was spilled engine oil that caused the stain. My Acclaim has adhesive wing walk material that just got dirty over time. I applied WD-40 with a scrub brush, then washed it off with dish soap and water and rinsed. My wing walk is now like new. Before and after pics appear below.
  15. My Acclaim's right fuel tank is leaking. Sigh.

    Sorry to hear that. Bay Tours are stone simple. Maintain VFR below 3000' and you can go almost anywhere you want. I flew mine today at 2,500' and didn't even talk to ATC. As long as you remain outside the class Bravo and don't hit anyone, they'd prefer to not even hear from you. BTW, I'm not being cavalier. Been doing it for 35 years, and I've spoken to controllers who would validate what I'm saying. You need to be vigilant for other traffic on weekends, but on weekdays there is remarkably little traffic over the bay. Nothing at all like the Hudson in NYC.