Skyhighguy

Looking for a test ride in an m20 near Lake Tahoe. Will pay for gas

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I am considering purchasing an M20F or M20G with a partner. We sat in an m20e recently that was not currently airworthy and we were a little concerned about how tight it is in the front. From everything we have heard mooneys are a blast to fly but we have no first hand experience. Would someone in the Lake Tahoe area (truckee auburn reno stead Carson city minden or South Lake Tahoe) be willing to take us up for a test hop if we paid for gas? 
Also be are based at ktrk which is at 6000 feet elevation. I would be interested to hear if the 180 hp M20G would have enough power at this elevation

 

Thanks in advance. 
erik 

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All Mooney models have basically the same room in the front seats.  

As for Truckee — I operated my C (180 hp) out of there occasionally.  Day VFR it was ok.  The IMC departures require climb rates the C is unable to meet.  

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Thanks for the offer. Placerville is a little over a 2 hour drive for me so I was hoping for something a little closer but if nothing comes up I may take you up on that. Besides I’m afraid to fly in a 231 because I figure I will like something I can’t afford :-)

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2 hours ago, Skyhighguy said:

... I’m afraid to fly in a 231 because I figure I will like something I can’t afford :-)

Of course you are going to like it!

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12 hours ago, Skyhighguy said:

Thanks for the offer. Placerville is a little over a 2 hour drive for me so I was hoping for something a little closer but if nothing comes up I may take you up on that. Besides I’m afraid to fly in a 231 because I figure I will like something I can’t afford :-)

Hey... other Erik!


get on it!

Bird in the hand...

 

Practice Financial control...  there is always going to be something you have to say no too... (seen the latest color screens?)


I looked for an M20J... went to AAA... came out with an M20R...  :)  (I know Something about financial control?)

 

F, G, K and J... are all very similar.  Just, the TC’d K will keep climbing....

PP thoughts only, not a plane sales guy...

Best regards,

-a-

 

 

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On 1/16/2020 at 5:27 PM, brad said:

I have my 75 F at MEV.  Be happy to take you up.

 

Brad

I wanted to thank Brad for taking us up today in possibly the best looking, and most loved M20F on the planet.  Brad- it was a pleasure flying your aircraft but we also really enjoyed chatting with you about all things Mooney.  I can't put a price on the flight, your time or your conversation, but I'm sure it was worth a lot more than the 1/2 a sandwich I bought you.  Thanks again!  Hope to run into you again soon in our own bird.

Erik

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53 minutes ago, Skyhighguy said:

I wanted to thank Brad for taking us up today in possibly the best looking, and most loved M20F on the planet.  Brad- it was a pleasure flying your aircraft but we also really enjoyed chatting with you about all things Mooney.  I can't put a price on the flight, your time or your conversation, but I'm sure it was worth a lot more than the 1/2 a sandwich I bought you.  Thanks again!  Hope to run into you again soon in our own bird.

Erik

It was my pleasure.  Happy hunting.

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