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  1. Hello John,

    I loved your article on high altitude flying in your Mooney. It was focused, informative, and science based. I also fly a turbo Mooney (252). This 1986 plane is certified up to 28,000 feet !!!! An airline pilot I know has taken a 252 to 30,000. I have rarely been above 18,000. Why? The answer lies in a Colombian expression that my wife often recites and which translated means: “Better to lose a minute of your life than your life in a minute.” Is there really any destination for which arriving a half and hour early, is worth risking one’s life for? At 28,000 feet (or 23,000 in your article), that one minute maxim is particularly appropriate.


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