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Old 09-29-2022, 09:26 AM
KatanaPilot KatanaPilot is offline
 
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I'm assuming they're at CCO?

That would be VERY convenient for getting back home, back for pickup. Easy Uber to/from Hartsfield.
They are. And Synergy Air South is a couple hangars down. They might be able to help with the engine removal and reinstall.
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Old 09-29-2022, 09:30 AM
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JB Engines in Sebring.
Looks like a nice, quality shop, but....don't see how I'd get to/from an airport for airline travel to/from home. Sebring is in the middle there, all by itself.
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Old 09-29-2022, 09:33 AM
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Try Gann Aviation in Lafayette Ga. They are a full service shop and have a great reputation for building engines.
Looks good...but ground transportation after the drop-off doesn't look easy.
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Old 09-29-2022, 12:42 PM
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Looks good...but ground transportation after the drop-off doesn't look easy.
Canít be *that* far to Chattanooga.
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Old 09-29-2022, 01:47 PM
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Watson Aero in Louisville, GA. James did a continental o-300 for us and is a stand up guy.
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Old 09-29-2022, 04:58 PM
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Looks like a nice, quality shop, but....don't see how I'd get to/from an airport for airline travel to/from home. Sebring is in the middle there, all by itself.
Looks like you need to find a engine overhaul shop at an airport with airline service. That makes it a little more challenging. There is Signature Engines at KLUK (Cincinnati). KCVG (airline) is a quick Uber ride away. It is a reputable shop - not as good as Jimmy of course, and a little more pricey - but might be what youíre looking for logistically.
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Old 09-29-2022, 05:57 PM
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Looks like you need to find a engine overhaul shop at an airport with airline service.
Not necessarily, just one that's a reasonable Uber ride to an airline airport. And is in a city that is likely to have an Uber available! That's what moves the shop at Newnan/Coweta County (CCO) to the top of the list for me.

The shop in Sebring comes highly recommended, and getting an Uber would likely be easy, but it's a HIKE to an airline airport, looks like either SRQ or PBI. That shop near Chattanooga is not tooooo far from Chatanooga, but the town looks like it might have a population of 20
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Old 09-29-2022, 06:37 PM
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I’ll add a recommendation for Twin Aircraft Engines at KCCO (Newnan, GA). I’m based at CCO so I’m biased but the guys there gave me exceptional service this week.

I broke a starter adapter on my 182 last Saturday at Triple Tree, stranding the plane. Monday morning, I gave them the starter adapter and by noon on Tuesday, it was overhauled and I was able to get my plane back. Exceptional service!
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Old 09-30-2022, 06:52 AM
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I am in the process of overhauling my motor. I called all of the local shops and they were 3-4 months backlogged. The machine shops (Divco) that does crank and case work are similarly backed up so it may take some time.

As to how to get home, a one way rental car is likely your best bet. If you need to airline, Uber or Lyft can get you to a major airport.

Sebring Fl just took a big hit from Ian an much of it is without power as this is typed.
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Old 10-03-2022, 03:32 PM
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