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 Post subject: Re: Considering buying a Meridian
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It’s been 90 days since I started the post, just under a week ago I flew my Bonanza and saw a 200 knot ground speed. Later that day we took my new to me 2001 Meridian to Florida for initial training and saw 307 knots ground speed! Tomorrow I head home to minnesota, that is one compelling reason why the purchase. Heck this thing cost less than three year old Bonanza or cirrus to buy! Yes it will cost more to maintain and insure.

My insurance requirement was initial training to include 10 hours in the airplane.


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 Post subject: Re: Considering buying a Meridian
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It’s been 90 days since I started the post, just under a week ago I flew my Bonanza and saw a 200 knot ground speed. Later that day we took my new to me 2001 Meridian to Florida for initial training and saw 307 knots ground speed! Tomorrow I head home to minnesota, that is one compelling reason why the purchase. Heck this thing cost less than three year old Bonanza or cirrus to buy! Yes it will cost more to maintain and insure.

My insurance requirement was initial training to include 10 hours in the airplane.


you will never go back. there's nothing like being pressurized, in a quiet cabin, above the weather, going 5-6 miles/minute.

I got behind a fast moving cold front 2 years ago and saw 430 ground. so far it's my best- but I'm looking to beat it!


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 Post subject: Re: Considering buying a Meridian
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It’s been 90 days since I started the post, just under a week ago I flew my Bonanza and saw a 200 knot ground speed. Later that day we took my new to me 2001 Meridian to Florida for initial training and saw 307 knots ground speed! Tomorrow I head home to minnesota, that is one compelling reason why the purchase. Heck this thing cost less than three year old Bonanza or cirrus to buy! Yes it will cost more to maintain and insure.

My insurance requirement was initial training to include 10 hours in the airplane.

Congratulations! I think you might be pleasantly surprised at the maintenance costs. No oil changes, no spark plugs, no top overhauls, no mags, etc. Just hope you don't get that $30k windshield or an expensive hot section.


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 Post subject: Re: Considering buying a Meridian
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Congratulations Joe!

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 Post subject: Re: Considering buying a Meridian
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It’s been 90 days since I started the post, just under a week ago I flew my Bonanza and saw a 200 knot ground speed. Later that day we took my new to me 2001 Meridian to Florida for initial training and saw 307 knots ground speed! Tomorrow I head home to minnesota, that is one compelling reason why the purchase. Heck this thing cost less than three year old Bonanza or cirrus to buy! Yes it will cost more to maintain and insure.

My insurance requirement was initial training to include 10 hours in the airplane.


you will never go back. there's nothing like being pressurized, in a quiet cabin, above the weather, going 5-6 miles/minute.

I got behind a fast moving cold front 2 years ago and saw 430 ground. so far it's my best- but I'm looking to beat it!

Does the M600 have a higher ITT limitation?

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 Post subject: Re: Considering buying a Meridian
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M600 has higher ITT and torque limits.


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M600 has higher ITT and torque limits.


Which has those flying Meridians wondering what can the bird do if they run M600 numbers ;) . Although the engine mounting was beefed up a little as well in the M600, so probably best not to run the M600 tables in a Meridian. Also the software will log exceedences. The PT6 in the Meridian is probably the most babied Pratt out there.

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The PT6 in the Meridian is probably the most babied Pratt out there.


Are many owners flying their Meridians beyond TBO?


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The PT6 in the Meridian is probably the most babied Pratt out there.


Are many owners flying their Meridians beyond TBO?


Yes and you will se many more as the fleet ages.

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Are many owners flying their Meridians beyond TBO?


Yes and you will se many more as the fleet ages.


Do you mean HSI instead of o/h?

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Do you mean HSI instead of o/h?[/quote]

HSI is required. Overhaul is not.


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Do you mean HSI instead of o/h?


HSI is required. Overhaul is not.[/quote]

Just clarifying that by beyond tbo you mean hsi.


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The o in tbo stands for overhaul


What about the T and the B?


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The o in tbo stands for overhaul


What about the T and the B?


Time between. Typically expressed both in calendar years (uniformly ignored in part 91) and flight hours (increasingly ignored in lieu of on condition monitoring)

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