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Need a Mooney mechanic in South Florida

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Been on a quest for nearly a year to find a mechanic to help get my C back in service and out of Opa Locka. 
 

does anyone know any?

 

please feel free to email as well:

 

dmasuck@aol.com

 

thanks!!!

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dma,

How far out of service is it?

Do you need the mechanic to come to it?

Or flyable and looking for a complete refresh?

Is it just one thing, or a whole bunch of things...

Or is this a long way of saying, it’s been out of annual, and needs to get back in..?

Give  us a hint...  we know a few mechanics and an MSC that are good at this kind of stuff...

Welcome aboard,

-a-

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Independent A&P's are not permitted to work at Opa Locka anymore. You have to have a commercial agreement with the airport authority and show that to the FBO's that control the gates to get access to the ramps. They are pretty aggressive about enforcing it too. You can be arrested for trespassing, if they don't just yell at you and throw you out. Anyone who lets in an independent mechanic gets their tie down lease revoked too. Not a friendly place for small planes since about 2014. There were two or three of us who used to come in and work on some of the planes there, until the airport goons went crazy with power.

To make matters worse, there are no shops at OPF that really want to work on small planes. Boca Aircraft Maintenance has a hangar there, that may be the only option. 

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On 5/28/2020 at 3:54 PM, philiplane said:

Not a friendly place for small planes since about 2014. There were two or three of us who used to come in and work on some of the planes there, until the airport goons went crazy with power.

To make matters worse, there are no shops at OPF that really want to work on small planes. Boca Aircraft Maintenance has a hangar there, that may be the only option. 

.....how can they get away with that....

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.....how can they get away with that....

I guess no lawyers have planes there. Pretty sure if it was challenged they’d lose.

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1 hour ago, ArtVandelay said:


I guess no lawyers have planes there. Pretty sure if it was challenged they’d lose.

Is it okay if you are an A&P and work on your own plane? 

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3 hours ago, Jim Peace said:

.....how can they get away with that....

Miami Dade is run by bureaucrats that don't care about anything but their next paycheck.

An A&P can work on his own plane, but can't do much since there are no hangars available. 

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Check with Mani Vicioso at Premier/KFXE at tel 786 457 3157. He does my annuals and is very familiar with Mooneys.

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