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  1. Hey Mooniacs! Just wanted to let you know we are looking for stories of your favorite flight, favorite LASAR experience, or just how you came to own a Mooney. For those who share their story before the end of 2017, you will be entered into a contest to win $500 in parts or service with LASAR! Submit your story and enter to win at:
  2. Mooney Owners Wanted

    My name is Adam. I'm a pilot, A&P, and host of an aviation podcast for aircraft owners. I'm looking for a Mooney owner that is interested in doing a short audio interview to share their experiences about what it's like to own a Mooney for an upcoming podcast episode.We typically cover topics such as cost of ownership, maintenance, and operations with the hope of helping future aircraft owners get the information they need to make smarter decisions with their aircraft. We cover all types of aircraft on our show, from the Grumman Yankee to the Cessna Citation, but our listeners want to learn more about the Mooney!The interview will be featured on an upcoming podcast episode that will appear in iTunes, Stitcher, Sound Cloud, YouTube, Facebook, and our website. Learn more about the show by Googling Airplane Intel Podcast.We can record an audio interview via Skype, or if you live in central Florida, we can put together a video interview featuring you and your airplane.If you're interested, let me know.
  3. Mooney Summit V

    The follow will be published in an upcoming local newspaper in Panama City Beach. Mooney Summit really made a real big "splash" in the area. Mooney Summit V The Mooney Summit is a 501 ©3 organization established in Panama City Beach in 2012 by Ron Dubin and Mike Elliott to promote safety and educational seminars to Mooney Pilots worldwide. Before I begin to explain what the Mooney Summit is about, you should probably know something about a Mooney airplane. A Mooney is the lesser known of the big four airplanes certified in the US. Everyone has heard of Cessna, Piper and Beechcraft but not Mooney. And why you ask? Perhaps that the Mooney is a single engine 4-seat niche aircraft designed to fly extremely fast and efficient, with characteristics of flight only experienced pilots can fly. They are all made in small numbers in Kerrville, Texas and named after the inventor – Al Mooney in the late 50’s. They are extremely safe when flown properly and are built with similar safety and performance designs as Boeing jets. A turbocharged Mooney can fly at altitudes as high as 25,000 feet and reach speeds up to 280 mph true air speed. Anyways, now to the Mooney Summit V Our mission is to “Better the Breed”, making Mooney pilots better stewards of our airplanes as well as interacting within the National Airspace. Our meeting this year was held at several locations throughout the city from September 29-October 1 and included 161guests, pilots and spouses from all across the US and even from London, England. This event is gaining in popularity throughout the Mooney community due to the uniqueness of the program. Everything is provided free to all attendees including subject expert speakers from the FAA, industry, and other leaders in aviation. All our food, entertainment, dinners, breakfasts, and even lodging to many of our attendees in 18 beach front condominiums and homes are free. Our Friday evening socials at my penthouse condo at Origin at Seahaven is a very popular event which earmarks the groups return to PCB and features fabulous catered meals and drinks. Earlier that day was airport day at the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport which features experts in formation flying and other topics followed by a formation flight of 5 Mooney’s over the airport and city. This event was open to the public and put on by Lee Fox and Bucko Strehlow. Saturday and Sunday conferences were held at the Seahaven Conference Center and were led off with an introduction to the city by Mayor Mike Thomas. The topics discussed were very informative and helpful. These included the safety and regulations of flying to Cuba including FAA paperwork, overwater flying and safety equipment required. One speaker spoke passionately about a recent experience which occurred over Canadian airspace where he completely passed out due to Carbon Monoxide poisoning and crash landed the plane. This occurred in an isolated area during the winter months and required survival tactics similar to the techniques used in the current movie, “The Mountain Between Us.” The importance of having a CO detector in a plane (as well as in homes) was an important take home message. Engine performance and analysis of evaluating potential engine problems was a lecture from Ron New, Savvy Aviation, Las Vegas, NV Saturday evening all the participants and family members were treated to a dinner at the Runaway Island restaurant compliments of Mooney International. Awards, silent auctions, and speakers from the Mooney factory were the highlights of the evening while underneath the glow was the appreciation of the factory’s continued support for the existing fleet of all the Mooney’s in the world. Early Sunday morning was the second formation flight, this time over the beaches from pier to pier. Most beach goers who saw the event probably noticed the one thing that is unique to Mooney’s – the design of the tail that looks like it’s on backwards. But backwards it is not, the tails unique design gives the plane its wonderful and sexy appeal while outperforming all other planes with their normal looking tails. Other events during the Mooney Summit V included a free companion flying course given by a local certified pilot instructor Ron Jarmon. Non flying spouses were given an entire day instructional course on how to land a Mooney in the event of the pilot becoming unable to land. They were taught such things as who to call on the radio for help, how to navigate to an airport and the proper ways to set up for a landing. Ron also has one of the most advanced flight simulators ever made and housed at the PCB airport and demonstrated this to the attendees. Max Gurgew, a pilot examiner for the FAA from Birmingham, Alabama, is an annual speaker due to his entertaining abilities while educating us on the proper ways to fly an instrument approach to an airport while in the clouds and fog. Bruce Landsburg is the nominee from President Trump to serve as Vice Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board and spoke on true confessions of pilot errors. Another speaker spoke on ditching procedures and survival techniques over long distance water flying. The Mooney Summit has established the Bill Gilliand Foundation to provide emergency crisis intervention and financial assistance for downed Mooney Pilots’ immediate families. Unique in general aviation, Mooney owners are not only bonded together by the planes we all fly but as well as this foundation for the caring and compassion towards Mooney families. Bill Gilliand was a VP of Simon Properties (owners of Pier Park) and was killed in a Mooney accident in 2013. Mike Elliott, the co-founder of the Summit, was a passenger in the plane but survived. We decided to make this foundation a tribute to Bill and his family. As we came to a close on that Sunday October 1, the weather was low overcast clouds and very windy. But this did not dampen anyone’s spirit as we all talked about the return of the Mooney Summit VI from September 28-30, 2018 and how this conference has become, in five years, the largest gathering of Mooney owners in the world. Ronald S. Dubin, M.D. You can also review a past newspaper article on the Mooney Summit V
  4. 1978 Mooney M20J 201

    I’m proud to present for sale this Mooney 201 M20J. It’s in great condition and has been very dependable. I’ve always installed the best parts and used what I believe is the best aircraft mechanic available for the last 5 years and this has proved wise because of the very few AOG. For preventive maintenance it’s undergone Savvy analysis as well as oil analysis for the past 5 years It’s been a pleasure to fly and I can count on 158 KTAS at 8000 ft using 9.7 to 10 GPH. The aircraft was imported to Canada using a local MSC where no known damage was found and he then brought the aircraft to Canadian standards (similar to US). Any possible sale and importation back to the US will be easy and we will help where every possible so those costs would be minimal. Secondly all letters on the side of the 201 are vinyl and are easily removed and replaced. Specs: -TTSN: 3044 (may change because of use) Engine: -Since IRAN 940 hours by Penn Yan (all log books available) (TSMOH ~2140) -Please note that the engine bottom was completely rebuilt from Penn Yan, it has had frequent oil analysis as well as Savvy and is showing no abnormal wear and the cylinders have always been 74 or above -Installed 4 rebuilt cylinders/pistons/rings 520 hours ago to improve oil consumption. Now gets 10 hours/ 1 qt. (Lycoming specs) -Prop: TTSN 540 hours (zero timed) (2013) -Skytech Starter -Plane Power Alternator -Governor rebuilt March 2016 -New Zeftronics VR June 2017 -Tempest Fine Wire Plugs (lower) Exterior: -Paint is original and a 7/10. Always kept clean and waxed. -Michelin tires on mains 2015. -The past owner as well as myself have always kept the aircraft in an enclosed hangar. Interior: -New Airtex leather interior with carpets installed 2013. -New sound proofing and insulation installed when interior installed. -Mooney embroidered on headrests and side panels. -Rosen sun visors 2015 Avionics: -Garmin GTN 750 WAAS -GTX 33 Remote- Just needs the ES for ADS-B compliance -GMX 35 Remote audio panel with voice command ready -G106A CDI and GS -BK 155 standby radio with CDI and GS -Garmin 796 hardwired to GTN 750 and inserted in panel but removable -GDL 39 3D remote mounted and hard wired with under mount antenna for great ADS-B reception (125 miles+) -JPI 830 Engine Analyzer -Century llB AP that has been completely rebuilt and has been very dependable -Electric Trim -New panel cut painted and installed March 2017 Log Books available on request. Note: Original Logs prior to 1997 were destroyed in the mechanics hangar and detailed reproductions were made at that time. Asking: $ 97,500.00 US With rebuilt TSMOH $ 118,900.00 US Steve Dawson 519 589 7034
  5. Just wanted to let you know that LASAR is cleaning house! Right now, we have over 300 used parts and avionics for sale on our Ebay store. Everything is priced to sell, and all reasonable offers will be considered. Click here to check it out.
  6. LASAR is giving away 'Mooniac' t-shirts for FREE, and a chance to win $1000 in free parts/service at LASAR. Sign up at
  7. Hi Mooneyspacers. Recently we aquired a 59/60 vintage Mooney M20A. There are parts that we wouldn't need for the reasons we got this aircraft. We have decided to see those parts and sections. I would strongly recommend buyers to come out and see the parts before buying. Aircraft is based at Region of Waterloo International Airport CYKF. I'm not sure going prices for these parts, so nest would to make a fair offer on the parts or sub-sections. Cowles panels Right entrance door Nose gear strut with wheel and tire Some fuselage access panels Cargo aces hatch door Different torque rods with turn buckle ends Aluminum vertical stabilizer (Good Condition) Rudder (Good condition) Horizontal Stabilizer assembly with aft fuselage section (Skin needs repairs on aft fuselage subsection and leading edge of left stability) Front windshield lower retainer strip
  8. Mooney M20A

    Hello Fellow Mooney owners May I introduce to you myself, my name is Sameer and I'm the lead man on a Cessna Skymaster restoration project at Region of Waterloo International Airport CYKF in Ontario, Canada. Recently we acquired a 1959-1960 Mooney M20A Serial # 1022's fuselage with horizontal Stabilizer assembly, vertical fin and a rudder. This fuselage also came with some parts that are no use to us as we will be using fuselage mainly for structural training purposes for our present and future members. We have decided to sell certain parts from this Mooney to assist our project financially. Please let me know if there is any interest in parts form this aircraft. Over all condition this aircraft is very good for it's age, we haven't found and corrosion in it. Thanks
  9. Trade a Plane listing is here: Hangared at KOBI Woodbine, NJ. I have owned N1159P for 24 years, and she flies regularly. It came out of the factory with a useful load of 907, adding technology and accessories, the UL today is 888. That's less than 20 lbs of UL, but fly a technically advanced and feature rich IFR airplane as a result. 3880 TTSN, and 1100 on a Factory Reman (roller tappets). Pretty paint (2006), the cloth interior is original, some wear, but not ratty. Some history, a bird strike on top of left wing (2013) and empennage damage after a Stearman clipped my tail feathers in 2005, while I was parked at KMIV. Never landed gear up, no hail or corrosion damage. All repair work meticulously completed by the master, Dave M at Air-Mods and Repair in Robbinsville, NJ, one of the best in the business. You won't find a better equipped panel, see the trade a plane listing for detail, N1159P is 2020 ADS-B IN/OUT ready with weather and traffic, including an on board WiFi system that extends the ADS-B data to your smart phone/tablet, Aspen MFD, Garmin MFD, 430W, GTX330, SL-30, EDM700, PMA7000, RANGR 978, and the list goes on. I'm asking $93,500, offers considered. I'm thinking of moving up after some tire kicking of my own. Happy to answer any questions, TAP has the best listing detail including logs. - Jeff 609-469-1986
  10. Well, this may be the strangest idea Mooney Has come up with. They were asked to partner on a vTol project with Uber!! I would think giving everyone a J model or even remaking the C would be cheaper than a VTOL partnership. -Matt
  11. Hello All, I'm really too gutted to write anything of substance at the moment, but I wanted to share a few pictures of my father, the first one of him sitting in his Mooney Mite sometime between '69 and '71, when he owned the Mite. We laid him to rest yesterday far ahead of when it should have been. For the past two years he'd battled a brain injury from a freak accident. I had been searching for a Mooney when the accident occurred. He and I had been talking multiple times a week, planning all the trips we'd take, including Oshkosh. After the accident I could no longer call him and to visit meant a 5 hour drive, which I did many times until I found the Mooney. That helped shorten that trip to 1.5 hours which meant I could see him more frequently. He was so thrilled to hear of the plane and tried his best to overcome his challenges so he could go flying. It just wasn't meant to be. However, trying to make the most of the situation and give him some good days back, I managed, with the help of some good friends, to take a field trip away from the facility he was in and get him into my E this past November for a flight. He had a great day. To the staff at the facility, or anyone that visited, he talked about it for weeks and weeks afterwards. Throughout his life, he was so humble, quiet and kind. And so incredible. He did so much for me, I could never repay. Although he was a home builder by trade, his love of aviation was immense. He owned an Aeronca and a Mooney Mite, built a Rotorway Scorpion Too (II) in our garage when I was a kid, and was a Hot Air Balloon pilot flying second balloon for two of his friends businesses (I chased as a new teenage driver). He earned his Private, Instrument, Multi, Commercial and was hired by Eastern Airlines two seconds before they put a freeze on the incoming hires and it never materialized after that. He had a host of other incredible hobbies too, but this is an aviation forum and I've gone on long enough. Thanks Dad for, everything. Everything! Thanks MS'ers for letting me share this.
  12. For Sale: Immaculate 1978 M20J 201! Newer Paint (9 out of 10), Newer Interior (9 out of 10), All Glass Avionics, New Engine, Low Time Prop! You won't find a better value on the market for a pristine M20J 201. This is a turn key aircraft with exceptional maintenance history. Fly 150kts True Airspeed at 8.7GPH ROP!! This Aircraft won't last long as you won't find a better cared for and equipped Mooney 201 on the market. Last two owners have always hangared aircraft. Aircraft is in Arizona. I am selling the Airplane to go to a high performance airplane. This is an excellent Aircraft that I have poured a bunch of money and time into. Give me a call if you have any questions: Justin Dyster; 480-254-7627 Complete logbooks and additional pictures available at: Trade-A-Plane: N33YZ_Spec-Sheet_3202017.pdf
  13. Hi - new member here. I have about 350 M20J hours and have decided to buy a used M20R 2GX or 3GX (2005 or later to get the Garmin G1000 with GFC 700 and SVT etc. Not being lazy, but did not find answers elsewhere on the forum). My mission is ~500nm non-stop in IFR and through Class B, taking off and landing in controlled airspace. Here are some questions I could use some guidance and help with: 1. If I base my Mooney at KSVH (A&P mechanic on site but not a Mooney center) how do I get the plane to the nearest authorized service center if it needs service (if it cant be flown there)? And where might the nearest reliable center be? 2. Where is the nearest center where I could do a pre-buy inspection (could not find anything closer than Fort Lauderdale)? 3. Does anyone know of any good planes (of the type described above) for sale? 4. Can someone please describe the buying process to me and how long will it take; 5. Is it better to buy in NC or CT (I have domicile in both places); 6. Could you point me to a few links/resources where I can better learn about buying a Mooney? Many thanks
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    From the album BCrystal

    Mooney logo. Image drawn 2017 by B.Crystal. Offered free to public. CC-SA.
  15. Do you have HF in your Mooney? Have you thought about installing HF in your Mooney? What type of HF antenna do you have on your Mooney? What HF radio and ATU are you using in your Mooney? Was HF already in the plane when you got it, or did you have it installed? Aeronautical High Frequency (HF) radio has been the mainstay of long distance Air Traffic Control for over 80 years, especially in areas of the world where coverage with line-of-sight VHF radio is not reliable or possible. Although aircraft satellite ATC communications are now commonplace, HF is still very active for Major World Air Route Areas (MWARA) as well as Regional and Domestic Air Route Areas (RDARA). HF is widely utilized for bush flights and NGOs to communicate with ground mobiles, remote outposts, camps, or portable units. Some pilots who are ham radio operators may also enjoy talking on HF radio with amateur radio enthusiasts. So, there are many reasons for Mooney pilots to want HF capability in their plane.
  16. Round The World Flight, Project Amelia Earhart 1937-2017, in a Mooney Airplane On an early June morning in 2017, pilot Brian Lloyd will climb high into the sky above Florida in his Mooney M20K 231 airplane named "Spirit". His objective will be to retrace an historic equatorial flight route for Project Amelia Earhart, commemorating 80 years since that famous attempt at circumnavigating the world in 1937. For Brian's solo round-the-world flight, his classic single engine aircraft has been newly refitted with a suite of modern cockpit avionics. Also, a Micom 3 HF radio and antenna system has been installed for long distance aeronautical communications, as well as the opportunity to talk with ham radio operators during certain phases of the flight. An additional fuel tank boosts the extended range for long oceanic route segments. In addition to the normal electronics gear such as VHF and GPS, the airplane equipment includes computer, satphone, ADF, DME, and Stormscope. The aircraft position will be tracked by satellite on the project's website. The flight will attempt to keep to the historic Earhart calendar schedule as closely as possible, crossing the Caribbean, South America, Mid-Atlantic, Africa, Middle-East, Southern Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific. Brian Lloyd comments, "At this point the planning shows that longest leg of the flight will be from Fiji, across Howland Island (where Amelia and Fred disappeared), and then on to Kauai, Hawaii. That leg is 2,788 nm (3,208mi or 5,163 km) long. The flight time for that leg will be about 15 hours." There are no landing facilities on Howland, so he will overfly the island, dropping two leis, one each in memory of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan. The commemorative flight's final destinations include a stop at Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison, Kansas, then on to the 2017 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin USA on Monday 24 July. Link: Project Amelia Earhart website Link: Project Amelia Earhart Facebook page Link: Project Amelia Earhart funding page Link: Project Amelia Earhart Youtube Video Link: HF Radio system in the Mooney
  17. M20K 231 in Texas

    Hey folks, After a lot of thought and discussion with others, I've decided to put my 231 up for sale. Unfortunately I'm at a point in my life where I can't fly enough to justify ownership. It's been an absolute joy but I'll be glad to see it go to someone who can afford the time. The details: 1979 Mooney M20K 231 - fresh annual (April 2017), 3128 TT, two total owners (I'm the 2nd), complete logs, and hangared in Southern California for its entire life until last October (now hangared at HYI near Austin, TX) Airframe: Brand new fuel tank reseal by Houston Tank Specialists (Nov 2016), 2006 paint (factory colors), 2006 windows and windshield, wingtip and tail strobes, PreciseFlight speedbrakes Engine: 405 hrs SMOH, 405 hrs SPOH, Turboplus intercooler, PreciseFlight standby vac system, installed new in 2015: turbo, GAMI's, Merlyn wastegate Avionics: EDM830 w/fuel flow, Collins AMR 350 audio panel, TDR 950 transponder, (2) VHF 251 comms, (2) VIR 351 navs, Apollo GX55 GPS, Collins DME, Century 41 autopilot w/altitude hold, sigtronics 2pl intercom, electric trim Extras: Custom sun shades, also will consider selling Stratus 2, RAM iPad mount, and two Bose headsets with the plane The plane flies great and the engine monitor indications always read healthy. Last two annuals were performed at a Mooney service center in Southern California. I've attached pictures to this post (note: I took the pictures when I dropped the plane off for the annual, so it's a bit dirty and I am not a professional photographer by any measure!) I'm asking $85,000. If you are interested please contact All American Aircraft at (830) 261-4147. Best, -Don N231BZ-vref.pdf
  18. Mooney

    From the album Noelle Dass

    © © 2017 Noelle Dass

  19. Hello Florida Flyers

    Hello, I wanted to take a minute and introduce myself. I moved to the Daytona area a year ago. I am based at KOMN. I spend most of my days at the field instructing and working on my planeand making airplane noises. I am a CFI,CFII. MEI here. I Currently own a 65 M20c. I bought this neglected bird a few months ago. It sat outside untouched for a few years. But the overall numbers were good all low times. And the previous owner did the major (engine,tanks) repairs before he had some medical issues. I had to send out the carb it was clogged. A few days later I had her running. That was a major hurdle. Then it was onto the next item. I have a fresh panel being built. It will be sporting a Garmin 430, Stratus ESG, dual cdi, ps engineering audio panel and a jpi 900. Keeping the steam gauges till a later date. While that work is being conducted. I took on the daunting task of replacing all the firewall insulation. The plane had the eyelids removed and placed on with a few screws. Water manage to get in and sit on the floor. Luckily no carpet installed. I should have taken the hint from the upholstery shop on the field. What a pain. But now all that is done and man what a difference. In the next few weeks it should make its first flight in 2+ years. Well that's just a little about me. I look forward to bouncing around here for a while. So if you see me on the field stop say hi. I would love to talk. Jason
  20. Oil pressure loss ????

    what is the most common cause of Oil pressure Loss Once The Engine Reaches Operating Temperature ???? 1979 Mooney M20K Turbo 231 Powered By A TSIO-360-GBcLB
  21. WTB 69 or below M20C

    Hey everyone, I'm on the hunt for a decent M20C from the year 69 and below. Looking for an airplane that is a regular flyer and not an airplane that has flat tires and hasn't seen 2000 feet in 10 years. Looking for a plane with maybe some newer avionics, not glass cockpit but maybe an autopilot system, and a Garmin 430 or newer. Finally, looking for a plane with a newer paint job, but if not thats fine! Im located in BC Canada but will be willing to fly to get a decent airplane. Thanks!
  22. CLEAN, LOW TIME, M20J FOR SALE. 1977 Mooney M20J. $92,000 (Priced below Vref). 2477 Hr TT 375 HR SMOH by Mena AIrcraft Engines 375 Hr SNEW Hartsell Scimitar Prop White with 2 tone blue accents. Paint in good condition Blue leather interior in good condition K & N Air filter Concorde Battery New Shock discs, 2015 Annual due October, 2017 IFR due January 2018 Avionics: Garmin GNS-480 GPS/NAV/COM S-TEC 50 Autopilot with altitude hold couples to GPS with GPSS Eleictric trim GI-106 CDI EDM-700 Engine analyzer with fuel flow 2- Bose X Noise cancelling headsets Collins VHF-251 COM Collins VIR-351 NAV Collins TDR-950 Transponder Collins AMR-350 Audio Panel Sigtronics SP-400 4 place intercom w/ Music input NOTE: Yoke mounted GPS in photo not included.
  23. Hey Everyone, Just put a deposit down on a Mooney I am looking to buy. So naturally I thought this would be the place to find a CFI to get some training on it. The aircraft is based at PDK currently. It will need relocating to 20GA. (hour drive west of PDK) I have not gotten the insurance requirements yet for it but I am sure I am looking at 10-20 hours of instruction. The co-owner of the plane will also need it so good opportunity for some time. This will probably be the week before Christmas for the ferry flight. And then instruction the week after. Some info on the aircraft, 1962 20C, manual gear, Garmin 430, STEC-50 auto pilot. Send me a message if you are interested.