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Paul, let's go flying Monday. I'll meet you at San Marcos mid day if you're up for it and able.

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8 hours ago, Supercop0184 said:

Paul, let's go flying Monday. I'll meet you at San Marcos mid day if you're up for it and able.

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Sounds good. And thanks for meeting us yesterday. It's a really nice C you've got there.

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On 3/24/2016 at 11:42 AM, carusoam said:

[...] It's a very soft sell.  You come, you hang out, you get welcomed aboard about the time you make your first post.

About the time you realize the value that MS provides, you are ready to make a donation. [...]

Precisely how it happened for me.  I found this site then started perusing the posts then decided the camaraderie feels good (I think one can get a feel for a site pretty quickly.  Are the users all just a bunch of cantankerous curmudgeons or not -- just to be clear I didn't get the curmudgeon feel here) so made a very small donation as a "tip of my hat" gesture. 

When I finish ground school this summer (start in July) (I'm not even a student pilot yet) I'll make it a treat to make another donation.  It will be like tipping the dealers at a craps table, you don't just throw down a chip as you would at a blackjack table but rather you place their tip as a bet and if it wins they get a larger tip.  If it loses they get nothing.

Thanks so far for the interesting reading.

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Glad to have you Rod! Good luck with your training this summer and hopeful purchase of a new to you Mooney!!

The experience here is really above par for the industry. 

Welcome,

-Matt

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Welcome aboard, Rod.  

We have at least one MS member at KAPA.  I tried to monitor one of his flights on flightaware earlier this week.

As for being curmudgeonly...  It takes time to achieve that level.  It is hard to be a curmudgeon, use a computer and get out to a Mooney fly-in on a nice weekend.

MS members range from being in their 20s up into their 80s... Curmudgeon is not age related.  We have some pretty young curmudgeons...:)

Best regards,

-a-

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New member here

Just joined the site because im looking at a 2000 Ovation 2 with 310stc and know very little about mooneys at this point. 

Would love if someone could point me in the right direction to start looking on this site about some things i might want to know from stuff to look at on the prebuy to operation. There seems to be alot of info here but i have quite gotten a grasp on the organization of topics or where i might find the required knowledge i seek

Thanks

-Erik 

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Welcome aboard Erik#2.  We already have an Erik (a Rocketeer).

The search box at the top right is going to be your friend.

the 310 HP Ovation is a spectacular plane.

Some basic homework will aid you in becoming comfortable while you are searching.

topics like....

1) pre-purchase inspection.  PPI 

2) Mooney Service centers or Mooney specific mechanics.  MSC 

3) Mooney specific transition training. TT 

4) insurance 

5) Screamin' Eagle

6) Standing Ovation

7) O3

8) what does your typical flight mission look like?  Are you instrument rated? IR

9) 02 systems

10) FIKI systems

these are the top 10 things that come to mind...

Don't be afraid to start a new thread specific to your search.  Appending it here won't be as fruitful...

Best regards,

-a-

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Just joined and made a nominal donation! The Mooney is a super aircraft and I am looking to get into one within the next two months! I look forward to meeting folks on line and at fly ins across the country. I will search the pages first to answer any questions I may have, all the best!

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Welcome aboard. Hope you find your Mooney quickly. You need to post your information; location, etc. Maybe someone close to you can help.

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I found my Mooney C at FYE....not too far from you.  Buying/owning/flying my own airplane was a great experience; still enjoying it after 18 years.  Jump right in, the water's great! 

Good luck to you, sir.

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Awesome! I wanted to get on the wait list for hangar space there (FYE) but the list is 40 plus people long. So I am on the list @ NQA and 2M8. Going to try M41 and AWM as well.

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You'll find that in some places, the hangar list is a fairy tale.  If you're ready, have a plane....and the cash, you can sometimes move up very quickly....as in, "Yeah, I know you're #205 on the list, but we've got an opening for you if you take it today".  However, some places, #2 on the list isn't good enough....ever.

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31 minutes ago, Bayern Speed said:

I am in Memphis, looking at the M20J. Thanks for the welcome aboard!

Hey Bayern, I am a fairly new member and Mooney owner. This group has been fantastic for me in my quest for information. Best of luck on your search for a "J".

By the way, based on your screen name I am assuming you drive a BMW? Maybe an "M"?

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Welcome B Speed good luck on finding your dream plane. And believe me when I say finding Mooney Space before you pick your Mooney will be a big plus.

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On 6/12/2016 at 6:01 PM, Chupacabra said:

Hey Bayern, I am a fairly new member and Mooney owner. This group has been fantastic for me in my quest for information. Best of luck on your search for a "J".

By the way, based on your screen name I am assuming you drive a BMW? Maybe an "M"?

LOL, no BMW for me, great cars though! Wife is from Bavaria and I drive a Jetta TDI.

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5 minutes ago, Bayern Speed said:

LOL, no BMW for me, breat cars though! Wife is from Bavaria and I drive a Jetta TDI.

Ach! Willkommen, meine mutter ist Deutsche und Ich bin halfte Deutsche.

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Mooney pilots enjoy Speed and efficiency.  :)

I can't wait to see what Mooney Mr. Speed is going to pilot.

My second attempt at Mooney humor tonight.  (Sorry Bayern)

Best regards, and welcome aboard.

-a-

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I just joined forum ang donated as well. I think info I get here is valuable and financial support is at lest I can do as apriciation. Just think if you need some info where else you will get it. 

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On June 12, 2016 at 5:39 PM, Bayern Speed said:

Just joined and made a nominal donation! The Mooney is a super aircraft and I am looking to get into one within the next two months! I look forward to meeting folks on line and at fly ins across the country. I will search the pages first to answer any questions I may have, all the best!

B, any luck yet? I'm on the search, too! S20

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Yep! I found an M20F, 1975 that I like. Getting the pre-buy done next week and going to look at it all opened up next Friday the 9th. If all goes well, Friday the 16th I will be an official Mooney driver!

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1 minute ago, Bayern Speed said:

Yep! I found an M20F, 1975 that I like. Getting the pre-buy done next week and going to look at it all opened up next Friday the 9th. If all goes well, Friday the 16th I will be an official Mooney driver!

Good luck and welcome to the forum.. If you are ever in Dyer County (KDYR) be sure to look me up. Where did you find the F, locally?

-Tom

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Yep! I found an M20F, 1975 that I like. Getting the pre-buy done next week and going to look at it all opened up next Friday the 9th. If all goes well, Friday the 16th I will be an official Mooney driver!

There are a number of 75 F owners on the site. So feel free to pick our brains if you run into questions.

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