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New (to me) Mooney M20C

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I picked up my 1965 Mooney M20C today from Morganton, NC.  It was at AGL for a prebuy and then they completed the annual.  I flew to Charlotte yesterday on the 6am flight from Philly and then took an Uber to Morganton.  Lynn met me at the airport and jacked up the plane so I could practice with the J-Bar.  Then, I flew with a local instructor and completed airwork.  This morning, we did a bunch of landings, a few go arounds, and engine outs. It was relatively cool and the plane was pretty consistently in the air at the 1000 foot marker.  I flew back to KPNE without issue.  Kept my speed on point for landing and had no problems making the first turn off.  Planning on working with a safety pilot and some instruction before I would take it IFR.

But, it was a long but fun weekend and I'm happy to have it home.  Definitely recommend AGL for a prebuy as well

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@eman1200 I may take you up on that sometime!  I'd like to go back to AGL for annual next year...

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Chris!  Fantastic!  Glad first flight as PIC went well.  That is a serious improvement over my old E for panel.  Glad you found an IFR equipped Mooney to make your own.  Enjoy!

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Very nice IFR bird - good combination of instrumentation, well-laid-out.  (I assume the G5 is tied into the 430W.)

May you enjoy many years of safe flying!

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It's kind of fun to see them looking fast on the ground.  Even more fun to go Mooney Zoom

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Good looking bird! I have 5553Q, probably a cousin! My panel is not even half as nice as yours!

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Congratulations  Enjoy. I have mine 1977 C  ( no modifications) since march. 120 hous since then throughout Europe. Love it. m.

 

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Congrats.  Nice panel, very shiny.  The M20C is the biggest bang for your buck in GA.  Enjoy.

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4 hours ago, Captnmack said:

I’ve seen this plane before. The paint Scheme looks Familiar...

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Yes, I thought the same.

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Congratulations! I got my 1965 M20C last year. They are wonderful airplanes. I think your panel cost more than my airplane.

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8 minutes ago, Lukon said:

 I think your panel cost more than my airplane.

Unfortunately, that isn't hard to do these days.

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