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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #165 on: September 23, 2022, 10:09:16 am »
Always looking for recommendations for GOOD AME's (especially if they use Snellen Charts...)
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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #166 on: September 26, 2022, 01:24:55 pm »
If you guys are in CA ever, Will Scott at Camarillo is fantastic. He's an old F-14 Tomcat Navy Pilot and really relaxed. A lot of people go to him.
Slumming it in the turboprop world - so you don't have to.

donv

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #167 on: September 26, 2022, 03:14:22 pm »
I passed, so another year of Commander flying!

JMA

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #168 on: September 26, 2022, 04:50:53 pm »
Congrats Don!  I know every year its pins and needles for my father.

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #169 on: February 09, 2023, 10:46:40 pm »
Steve, still hanging on to the 980?

Bruce Byerly

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #170 on: February 11, 2023, 02:12:20 pm »
Steve, still hanging on to the 980?

No - it needs a new home asap! $1.5MM. I just flew it to Naples and it really is one of the nicest flying Commanders you will ever find. 

JMA

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« Reply #171 on: February 11, 2023, 02:24:09 pm »
Bruce- wondering whatever became of the Indonesian 980?  Forget tail number right now, but it will come to me.
Why do all the work to transport for it to sit, when Steve's is ready to go.  Just don't understand the thought process I guess.

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #172 on: February 11, 2023, 04:02:41 pm »
Steve's 980 really is a nice one. I'm sure you will find it a new home soon, Bruce.

Interesting how much things have slowed down... last year, Steve's 980 would have been sold as soon as it hit the market. I wouldn't have thought interest rates would affect Commander ownership that much-- I don't imagine most Commanders are financed?

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #173 on: February 12, 2023, 09:40:35 am »
I donít remember what happened to Indonesia, I think it showed up on FlightAware a few times but frankly I know how much projects cost (I have one) and thereís just no way to restore some of these planes into what you want/need economically but hopes and dreams keep people trying!


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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #174 on: February 14, 2023, 03:08:38 pm »
N192LH is the bird, Lawrence E. Hill owner.  Found a recent pic, looks like they are working on her!
https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/10813222
« Last Edit: February 14, 2023, 03:12:38 pm by JMA »

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #175 on: February 14, 2023, 03:19:42 pm »
Working, or parting out?

JMA

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #176 on: February 14, 2023, 03:20:27 pm »
Valid point Don, but tires look full, hoping just painting.

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #177 on: February 14, 2023, 03:21:33 pm »
Windows don't look great, but maybe that is just a plastic covering?

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #178 on: February 14, 2023, 03:35:12 pm »
Hoping that is the reflective visors for the Arizona sun.
They looked fine earlier-
https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9700076

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #179 on: February 14, 2023, 05:00:42 pm »
Maybe they are going to be the first polished Commander!