Aircraft Review

March 2007 Issue

Mooney Acclaim: Fast and Flexible

The turbonormalized M20TN is the fastest, most refined Mooney we’ve seen. Flown lean of peak, it has bladder-busting range, albeit with limited payload.

As an aircraft company, Mooney has been down and out and resurrected more times than a dried-out Betty Ford graduate with a reserved parking space near the door. Nothing, it seems-not frightful market conditions, not inept management and not even great clouds of plastic airplanes-can drive a stake though the heart of what has to be the scrappiest airplane company in the universe. That’s due almost entirely to one thing: Mooneys are a fundamentally sound design.

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