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May 19 we launch on our last C2C Adventure starting and ending in St Augustine FL on June 2. We have 8 GA A/C and 16 pilots. About half the pilots are Italy based friends of our organizer Giorgio. High points are New Orleans, Sedona, San Jose/ San Francisco, Jackson Hole, Omaha, Cincinnati, Kitty Hawk, Cape Fear (my home base), then back to St Augustine. I’ll post our progress on Garmin InReach.
For me, it was DCA - Washington National. Back in the day (early 1990's), all you needed was a class B (or TCA) clearance to enter VFR. The same for departing.
On one particularly nice, but breezy spring day with the winds out of the east, I was cleared for takeoff on runway 3, maintain runway heading on climb out, until clear of P-56, then on course. On most days with a normal west wind, that clearance would take you just east of P-56. On this day, however, it was clear I would ... more
I was thinking about flying to Brunswick airport which would be about 150 nm flight for me. Airnav shows the airport to be fairly busy, uncontrolled and has large jet traffic as well. This makes me a little ... more
I was departing 25 at Hatteras KHSE on a calm day in my Cherokee 235. An Osprey had landed on the start of the runway 25, then hovered for 3 minutes and departed at low level flight the entire length of the runway turning left traffic out to the ocean. I back taxied 25 to depart to the west. Did mag checks before back taxi. Turned around headed down 25 to fly home. At between 60 to 80 feet I banked right to 270 degrees. Instantly wake turbulence flipped left wing over to two ... more
I am currently pursuing a Professional Pilot degree in college and am trying to figure out what all jobs are out there. I've already figured out that I'm not really interested in the airlines. I enjoy nature a lot and would like to find some way to combine aviation and nature in a job. Air tour is something that interests me. I also think bush flying would be cool although I've heard that involves having some ability to fix things when they break which I am inherently ... more