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Old 03-05-2007, 05:42 PM   #11
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Time to bust out my SAM launcher...
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Dress warmly....falling temperatures forecast for tomorrow, down to a low of 5 to 10 below over night.
Cold temps only mean much better lift. The only danger is icing on the wings, which usually only happen at higher altitudes.

I miss flying. I soloed, and began logging hours, but then fell out of it about 14 years ago.
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I might have something special for you when you get here
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Can you get me to Ft Luaderdale on the 18th by any chance??? Would save me a flight to my cruise!
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Well we managed to arrive in one piece! Santa Fe was a little chilly and windy, Hutchinson was beautiful and about 65 degrees, Burlington was in the 20s or 30s with a slight breeze, and Detroit was about 10 degrees with a 15mph wind. I forgot how cold that feels!

We had great weather the whole way, and it was a ton of fun to see such a big chunk of the country in a day. I left the camera in the airplane so I'll have to post pics a little later. Didn't really get any interesting shots, just snapped a few photos to prove I made the journey.

Should be here until Thursday morning, then heading to Muscatine for a couple days. After that we might take a long route home... perhaps fly south down the Mississippi river and head west across the south central US. More details later.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:13 PM   #16
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Boy... it has been a while since I posted anything on BC! I feel out of the loop... after only a week away I had over 4500 unread posts . Honestly, I didn't even bother to try and read them all. But anyway, I thought I would post a few pictures of our air journey. If anyone kept tracking us all week you saw that we went back to Muscatine for a few days, then tried to go south. We only got as far as St. Louis before we realized the weather in Texas/Oklahoma was going to keep us from getting home if we went down to New Orleans, so we decided to head to Topeka, KS for the evening. We flew the rest of the way to Glendale on Monday, getting home just after 6pm local time.

If I missed anything important on BC, please PM me a link to the topic . Otherwise, here are some pics:

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Early morning before leaving Glendale. 3/5

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Huge meteor crater near Winslow. 3/5

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Some neat ridges in New Mexico. 3/5

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Airport at Santa Fe, NM. 3/5

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Our faithful steed, 762JB. 3/5

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A huge cattle lot at Dalhart, TX. Yes, that'* about 1/2 square mile of cattle. 3/5

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My buddy, Dan, who made the flight with me. 3/5

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An unflattering picture of myself at Hutchinson, KS. 3/5

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Me at the Detroit River with Ontario in the background. 3/7

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The Renaissance Center and GM World Headquarters. 3/7

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About to be devoured by a huge feline. 3/7

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The frozen Michigan landscape. 3/8

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A couple pics of the muddy Mississippi. 3/11

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Final approach at Spirit of St. Louis airport in... you guessed it... St. Louis, MO. 3/11

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Air National Guard KC-135 aerial refueling tanker at Forbes Field in Topeka, KS. 3/12

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Aerial view of Forbes Field. 3/12

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Beautiful skies crossing Kansas. 3/12

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Airport at Las Vegas, NM. 3/12

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A side view of Four Peaks to the east of Phoenix, AZ. 3/12


I did meet up with Doug (MyLittleBlackBird) and give airplane rides to him and many other friends and family members. It was a great trip, and I would do it again if I had the opportunity. Nothing like seeing America from the skies in a small aircraft
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wow great pics
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:30 PM   #18
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Very nice pics! Love the aerial shots! I'll see some of those next week!

What do you like better, driving a Bonnie or flying a plane?.........(trick question!)
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great pics Ben, I would love to be up there with you sometime.


and the giant CARHART jacket on the tiger is cool.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:07 PM   #20
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Nice pics Ben. Seems like a lot of fun.
Let me know when you land in the NE Philly airport.
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