Mooney Ovation2 GX Sets Speed Record Enroute To Lakeland | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 07.20.17

Airborne 07.24.17

Airborne 07.25.17

Airborne 07.26.17

Airborne 07.27.17

Airborne 07.28.17

Airborne-Unmanned 07.25.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 07.20.17

Airborne 07.24.17

Airborne 07.25.17

Airborne 07.26.17

Airborne 07.27.17

Airborne 07.28.17

Airborne-Unmanned 07.25.17

NEW!!! 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview -- YouTube Presentation / Vimeo Presentation

Wed, Apr 05, 2006

Mooney Ovation2 GX Sets Speed Record Enroute To Lakeland

Mooney's Vice President of Sales and Marketing and one of the company’s demonstration pilots established a new world record for speed over a recognized course in an Ovation2 GX on Sunday, April 2, 2006 enroute from Wichita, KS to Lakeland, Florida.

David Copeland, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing, and co-pilot Justin Milam departed Wichita at 7:51 AM and climbed directly to an altitude of 17,000 feet. They averaged 221.4 knots over the 967 mile route, landing in Lakeland at 1:12 PM local time for a total elapsed time from lift-off to touchdown of 4 hours and 21 minutes.

The new record is the second in as many years for Mooney. A Bravo GX flown by Mooney’s chief of flight test Paul Arambide set a National Aeronautics Association (NAA)-sanctioned world record between Mooney’s factory site in Kerrville, Texas and Lakeland last year in 2 hours and 54 minutes. The details of this year’s Wichita-Lakeland record flight have also been submitted to the NAA for review and certification as a record for piston powered aircraft in the 2,205-3,358 lb. category.

“This speed record underscores the outstanding performance characteristics of the Ovation2…and makes it obvious that Mooneys continue to set the standard for speed and performance in their class,“ said Copeland (pictured below).

“The extended flight illustrates not only the exceptional speed of the aircraft, but the fuel efficiency and confidence that are part of the Mooney Ovation2’s standard package. Its Garmin G1000 avionics suite made precise navigation easy and helped shave time off the trip,” he added.

The record flight was accomplished with a crew of two plus luggage and boxes of air show materials on board.

“Our average fuel burn was 11.9 gallons per hour and we landed with 28 gallons still available. No other aircraft in their class can match the efficiency of the Mooney products,” Copeland stated.

FMI: www.mooney.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.26.17: WomenVenture 2017!, Daher TBM910 OSH Debut, Avilution UnPanel

Also: Continental Motors Update, Trig Avionics Expands, AEA Incubator Inspires, Pelton Interview--Part 3 Aero-News staffers attended the kickoff event to WomenVenture, the Women in>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 07.25.17: Airspace Auto-Authorization, Bogus UAV Hit, CA Regs

Also: “Drone Billboard”, Eagle v Drone, Self-Driving Cars, Drone Locates Lost Man, Airborne-Unmanned-Help Wanted Greatly anticipated, it appears that this fall, some 50>[...]

Airborne 07.26.17: WomenVenture 2017!, Daher TBM910 OSH Debut, Avilution UnPanel

Also: Continental Motors Update, Trig Avionics Expands, AEA Incubator Inspires, Pelton Interview--Part 3 Aero-News staffers attended the kickoff event to WomenVenture, the Women in>[...]

AMA Drone Report 07.20.17: FAST Drones, GeoFencing, Certified Drone Photographer

Also: SureFly Helicopter Concept, 'Design a Drone', Raleigh v Drones, Aero-TV: AMA's David Mathewson The Drone Racing League recently tested the fastest racing drone, and set the G>[...]

Airborne 07.24.17: Pelton Opens OSH17!, Zenith/UnPanel, Hartzell/Raisbeck

Also: Stratos Shows At OSH17, Redbird GIFT, SunFlyer 4, ONE Aviation Update, Pelton Intvw Part 1 Avilution this morning debuted its Unpanel Integrated Avionics Display in the first>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC