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3 months 3 weeks ago #1671

I close on my plane next week. I had to increase my budget a little to get what I wanted. I ended up getting this one for 72K, www.trade-a-plane.com/search?listing_id=2331783 . My CFI flew the plane before we left it for the prebuy last weekend. The prebuy had about $1600 worth of squawks, mostly adjustments and a couple of seals, some primary control bearings to be replaced and the like. The mechanic said it is a really nice plane as did my CFI. I thought as much when I looked at a few weeks ago.

I am having the squawks addressed and turning the pre-buy into an annual (due in April) because this is a better time of year for me to do it anyway. It should be ready for me to pick up next Saturday.

Now I can get excited!

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3 months 3 weeks ago #1672

Congrats looks like a nice bird, have fun with it.

I've been enjoying my 235 now for a few weeks and am real happy. If you are ever in the TX area give me a shout. (Based at 0TX1)

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3 months 3 weeks ago #1675

You don't need a WAAS GPS to fly instruments, and I don't believe you need it to get an Instrument rating. Check some statistics; you'll find that the number of hours private pilots actually spend in actual instrument conditions is pretty small. It's great to get the rating so you better understand the Airways system, but I would not miss this airplane because it doesn't have a WAAS GPS.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #1676

STEVE ELLS wrote: You don't need a WAAS GPS to fly instruments, and I don't believe you need it to get an Instrument rating. Check some statistics; you'll find that the number of hours private pilots actually spend in actual instrument conditions is pretty small. It's great to get the rating so you better understand the Airways system, but I would not miss this airplane because it doesn't have a WAAS GPS.


Thanks, Steve. I actually found a newer, better equipped plane that I close on tomorrow!

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3 months 3 weeks ago #1678

Write a story on the steps you went through to buy your airplane. Send an email to Jennifer asking if she's interested.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #1680

Congrats! That's a lot of fun toys!

Make sure you get with a CFI-I familiar with flying instruments with that avionics combo. You shouldn't have to pay for his/her on-the-job training.

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