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General Discussion / Re: Photos Taken While Flying
« Last post by Bruce Byerly on February 19, 2019, 11:17:32 pm »
Right out of the camera, full moon over SWFL and the Everglades tonight ...

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Introduction / Re: Hello from Wisconsin
« Last post by donv on February 19, 2019, 07:48:20 pm »
I'm sure you can. They are still making them for the Reaper and Predator drones, and the Dornier 228s, at least. Probably more.

Won't be cheap, though!
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Introduction / Re: Hello from Wisconsin
« Last post by SKYFLYER on February 19, 2019, 07:41:19 pm »
Of course all this begs the question.. can you even get a factory new -10 that has never been installed?
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Introduction / Re: Hello from Wisconsin
« Last post by donv on February 19, 2019, 06:08:27 pm »
I think you're figuring it right. It's not a great deal, which is why Honeywell is closing out the program. The 331 is simply too reliable of an engine for it to be at all worthwhile.
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Introduction / Re: Hello from Wisconsin
« Last post by SKYFLYER on February 19, 2019, 05:33:20 pm »
WOW!!!

Am I doing this correctly... $227.30 per HOUR per ENGINE.. that is $454.60 per HOUR... if OH is 5000 hours that is $2,273,000...

Those have to be NEW engine numbers forget the overhaul.

I have never used any of the "power by the hour" plans... but that is crazy unless you really did toast an engine and had to have a new one.

Someone help me out here as I cannot be figuring this correctly
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Buying A Twin Commander / Re: How much longer realistically...
« Last post by Adam Frisch on February 19, 2019, 03:34:17 pm »
Kirk - John Towner's son is running some of it now, I think. Can't remember his name, but I've said hi once when I landed in Kansas. Have a chat with him.
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Introduction / Re: Hello from Wisconsin
« Last post by Adam Frisch on February 19, 2019, 03:31:08 pm »
I would get off that thing. You're paying $1.1million for a $250K overhaul. Costs more to be on the TPE program than it does a Williams jet. I have no clue why. Although 75hrs minimum is pretty low, so at least that's better than a williams program where it's 150hrs/year.

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Introduction / Re: Hello from Wisconsin
« Last post by donv on February 19, 2019, 12:55:18 pm »
75 hours/year isn't so bad. I've seen some that were 150 or even 300 hours per year! On 731s, though.
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Introduction / Re: Hello from Wisconsin
« Last post by schrambow on February 19, 2019, 10:53:34 am »
Yes, it is $227.30 per hour per engine, with a yearly minimum of 75 hours. And I think they have the option to increase this amount each year also.
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Weather Flying / Re: Valentine's Week in California
« Last post by donv on February 19, 2019, 12:56:17 am »
That jet core was moving east. I haven't looked at it today, but on Thursday, the further east you went the better off you would have been. My problem was that I would have gone right up California from south to north, and that wasn't good.
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