co2bruce

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About co2bruce

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  • Birthday 07/21/1955

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  • Location
    South Florida ( KPMP)
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    N4488M
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    Bonanza A36

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  1. co2bruce

    Mooney down at KHEG (north FL)

    Professional once taught me the FATS check (killer items ) taking the runway: Flaps Altimeter Trim Speeds
  2. co2bruce

    Beat the sales tax

    If you base the plane in Florida ( they walk the airports and write down tail #’s) you will end up paying use tax. Don’t ask............
  3. co2bruce

    At Okeechobee Airport

    I was at KOBE when it happened. Gear was up, looked like he tried to put it down last second. Engine was running fine. I think they may have been doing touch and gos. That is not the pilot in the picture. I did not see it happen, this is just what i heard while I was there. YMMV
  4. co2bruce

    Sun n Fun 2018

    I got to eat lunch with Martha at Oshkosh one year. Very entertaining, like you watched many videos.
  5. co2bruce

    Bad day for Mooney’s on Spruce Creek

    All I was saying if your flying by the numbers you should feel something off. If anything happens on final (like the long list of doors popping, babies puking, dogs freaking) GO AROUND! I know it can happen to anyone, but if it happens to you it is your fault. I do 3 GUMPS one approaching the airport, one on downwind, and one more after turning final. It may happen to me one day, but I try to do everything in my power to avoid it.
  6. co2bruce

    Bad day for Mooney’s on Spruce Creek

    Was always taught.......if it doesn’t feel right it isn’t. There is no way your speed will be correct with the gear tucked away. Your power will be way off if you are slow enough. Same goes for the flaps. Speed and configuration (especially in the Mooney) will be and feel the same every time. If something feels weird Go Around and see what it is. Do not continue the approach.
  7. co2bruce

    Elevator take off trim position

    Corporate pilot does my training with me. Right before rolling on to the runway we do a FATS CHECK: Flaps to takeoff setting Altimeter set and showing field elevation Trim to take off settings Speeds posted (abort, rotate, climb,) I once started takeoff roll with down trim instead of up trim and when I tried to rotate she would not come off the ground. Immediately aborted. Very scary, stopped maybe 40 ft from the end of the runway. He also calls them the killer items.
  8. co2bruce

    Starting troubles, need tutorial

    Starter adapter was replaced not that long ago. Check the logs. IO550 likes a good amount of prime when cold, of course in Florida it’s never “that” cold.
  9. co2bruce

    Garmin Voice Command

    I find it useful in rough flight, for changing coms, pulling up different pages (traffic, weather, etc).
  10. Never accept a cleared to without a time to depart the cleared to point.
  11. co2bruce

    Kennon Sun Shields

    Price reduced to $75 plus shipping,
  12. co2bruce

    Ram Mount Parts

    Price reduced
  13. co2bruce

    iPad mini 4 Ram Mount (SOLD)

    Sale pending
  14. Part Number RPR 182-AP20 includes 1" ball mount on back $23.00 new $14.00 (SOLD) plus shipping
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