Used Aircraft Guide

April 2007 Issue

Mooney M20M/TLS/Bravo Series

With a large displacement Lycoming, the TLS has terrific climb rate and speed, but is range challenged with standard tanks.

Mooneys have always enjoyed a reputation for being fast, easy-to-fly cruisers with average payload and a somewhat tight cabin. But the reality is that they’ve been more efficient than fast. Bonanzas and Cessna’s gas-thirsty 210 outrun most Mooney models but on balance, no airplane company has managed to squeeze as many knots out of as few horsepower. The sore-thumb exception to this is the Mooney M20M/TLS/Bravo series.

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