As you may have noticed, we are passionate about our planes and enjoy the time we are able to put into preserving the fleet. Several have been upgraded to the IO-550, which is an amazing enhancement to the original design. Others have spent substantial resources on upgrading their avionics to make these fast cross country machines truly safe and efficient. A limited few have completed both with exceptional results.
If you find a Meyers 200 (any of the series) that You deem affordable and comfortable for your mission, by all means buy it. You won’t be disappointed. It is a pilot’s airplane, needing to be “flown” to achieve superior performance. If you are looking for a stable, hands-off, leisurely cruiser, the Meyers 200 is not your airplane. It will fly you (if you allow it to get ahead of you), and you might not like the consequences. Fuel management and landing gear concerns seem to be our most frequent issues, occasionally biting the unwitting pilot. Landing may also be a challenge at first, but once accustomed to the plane’s performance parameters, you be greasing on landings on short/soft fields as it was originally designed (big flaps and tires).
If you in the Greenville SC neighborhood, please give me a shout and I’ll be happy to show you around our plane (N2919T’s home) if we are in the area. If you are visiting Washington DC (our work home), give me a shout and I’ll be happy to discuss flying these wonderful machines as long as you are willing.
Good luck in your quest to find the perfect airplane to fulfill your desires!
VR, Tom Thibodeau