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  1. Larry Wilkinson

    Larry Wilkinson Filing Flight Plan

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    Just saying hello! I have been flying on and off for 30 years. 7 months ago I purchased my first airplane, a 1964 Beechcraft A23 Musketeer "N8792M". I fly out of Destin Florida "KDTS". I am excited to be apart of Pilots Of America! 20201023_093444.jpg
     
  2. midlifeflyer

    midlifeflyer Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Nice looking Musketeer! Welcome to out (mostly) happy but slightly dysfunctional family!
     
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    luvflyin Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Welcome to the joint. Not long ago there was a thread here from someone who was planning a trip there and wanted the scoop on Destin. You gonna be the go to Destin dude.
     
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    luvflyin Touchdown! Greaser!

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    We’ve already been outed:rofl: Sorry, you know I can’t resist
     
  5. Charlie Golf

    Charlie Golf Line Up and Wait

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    Welcome! Fresh paint on 92M?

    I'm still a noob here, but this place seems pretty normal compared to the rest of my life.....:skeptical::rofl::sad:
     
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  6. Larry Wilkinson

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    Paint was like that when I purchased it. I would say painted in the last 10 years.
     
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  7. AKBill

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    Welcome to POA. Nice looking A-23. Join the Beech Aero Club (BAC), lot's of good information about the Musketeer series
     
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  8. Larry Wilkinson

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    Been a member for months. You can't beat it. They have already helped me a lot lately.
     
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    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    Welcome to POA!!!!
    You will learn a lot here. Some of it will be accurate too.
     
  10. AKBill

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    Spent 4 years at NAS Pensacola Nice area, the family would come down and visit. That was back in the early 80's...:)
     
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    A1Topgun Cleared for Takeoff

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    Welcome aboard. Nice Beechcraft.
     
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    Welcome, all rejoice!
     
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    Welcome!
     
  14. Larry Wilkinson

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    I have done some work at NAS Pensacola, plus enjoyed all the Blue Angel Air Shows!
     
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  15. Larry Wilkinson

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    It is a great place to live. If anyone needs any go to info, I am glad to help!
     
  16. Half Fast

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    Larry, I just realized your plane was parked on the ramp with my ‘69 B23 Musketeer in Defuniak Springs a couple of weeks ago. I just bought mine and I was there to pick it up. You have a very nice looking mouse! Congratulations!
     
  17. Larry Wilkinson

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    Thank you,
    I saw your post on BAC where you picked yours up and flew it home. They do fly great. I had some avionics upgrades done and had the annual completed. I keep it at Destin (KDTS). One thing left to do is the landing gear donuts. Just got them in and its going to Columbus GA on Oct. 4th to have those done.
    Blue skies!
     
  18. Half Fast

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    Yep, mine needs donuts, too. Did you get the South Africa ones? I bought a set from Gert and they’re sitting in a box in my hangar. I’m working on a list of squawks and I’ll try to get the donuts done at the same time as the other items. She will definitely need a new radio. I plan to have her painted, too, as the original paint is really showing the years. The interior is in surprisingly good condition.

    For now, though, I’m just trying to fly her and get myself very comfortable in the plane, as well as decide what’s needed. I went up for an hour or so this morning before the clouds started to build.

    I’ll sure be glad when we get out of this summer weather pattern and have a few clear days.
     
  19. Scott@KTYR

    Scott@KTYR Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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    Welcome to POA!!!
     
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  20. Larry Wilkinson

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    Got them from Gert also. For what planes are going for these days I think you got a hell of a deal!
    I hear you about the weather. I took advantage of the past 10 days and put about 11 hours on mine.
    Landings has taken a little while to nail down. They were a little flat. Put some weight back there in the cargo area
    helped a lot. Need to add the 10lbs back at the tail.
    When it cools off a little, I was going to make a trip down to Williston (X60) for lunch one Saturday. Maybe we can meet up?
     
  21. Half Fast

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    Absolutely we can meet up at Williston! I love the Pyper Kub Cafe there. Great little airport.

    Yeah, I’m very happy with the deal on my plane. Especially after looking at so many rough Pipers for twice the money. The seller, @zayerpaul , was a pleasure to work with and made everything easy. He went the extra mile and I’m very grateful for all his help.

    I bought two of these for aft ballast:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XZHBGGK?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_tab_ap_product_details
    Just lay them flat in the baggage compartment. Easy to take out one or both when they’re not needed.

    My landings have been improving. It’s vital to nail the approach speed. I can’t get away with a couple of extra knots like with a Cherokee.
     
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    Welcome to POA and good to see you both posting on the Beech Aero Club. I flew a Sundowner for nine years, still miss her at times. I went looking for more speed and two doors, found a beautiful Commander 112A that was hands down nicer and better equipped then my plan of a Sierra purchase so I jumped ship.
     
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