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Trip Routes

Flying the Edge of America

Route 01

267.3 NM and 2:18 from Oakland, CA to Crescent City, CA. This route was in an IFR in complete IMC and had a 500 feet ceiling ILS landing with a DME arc.

Route 02

263.2 NM 2:16 from Crescent City, CA to Astoria OR. This was a mixed IFR and VFR flight with a visual approach at Astoria with ceilings at 4,000 feet.

Route 03

178.4 NM 1:33 from Astoria, OR to Port Angeles, WA. This route was IFR in IMC all the way to Port Angeles ending in a ILS approach with ceilings at 4,000.

Route 04

58.5 NM 0:32 from Port Angeles, WA to Victoria, Canada, BC. This flight was an IFR flight in VMC and crossed the US Canadian border. The flight ended in a visual approach with ceilings broken at 4,000 feet.

Route 05

36.2 NM 0:21 from Victoria, Canada to Bellingham, WA. This flight was IFR in VMC conditions and ended in a visual approach. This flight returned us to the USA.

Route 06

123.7 NM 1:09 from Bellingham, WA to Oroville, WA. This was a VFR flight and was over very high terrain. The route altitude was 11,500 feet and we encountered many up drafts and down drafts.

Route 07

256.5 NM 2:13 from Oroville, WA to Glacier, MT. This was a VFR flight over high terrain. The route altitude was 11,500 feet. I took this route as I was not happy with the performance of the aircraft over the high terrain.

Route 08

268.3 NM 2:20 from Glacier, MT to West Yellowstone, MT. This was a VFR flight in VMC. The flight was through high terrain but via lower valleys. I used four user defined GPS fixes to navigate through the high terrain.

Route 09

216.5 NM 1:49 from West Yellowstone to Billings, MT. This was a VFR flight in VMC. High terrain again but we plotted a course via the lowest ground.

Route 10

258.0 NM 2:12 from Billings, MT to Rapid City, South Dakota. This flight was VFR in VMC.

Route 11

338.9 NM 2:50 from Rapid City, South Dakota to Grand Forks, North Dakota. This flight was IFR in IMC we avoided three thunderstorm cells.

Route 12

12 289.9 NM 2:29 from Grand Forks, North Dakota to Grand Marais, Minnesota. This flight was IFR in IMC we pasted through a thunderstorm cell.

Route 13

264.4 NM 2:14 from Grand Marais, Minnesota to Hancock - Houghton, Michigan. This was an IFR flight in partial IMC with an ILS landing.

Route 14

219.6 NM 1:52 from Hancock - Houghton, Michigan to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This was an VFR flight in VMC with special Oshkosh arrival procedures.

Route 15

201.1 NM 1:42 from Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Mackinac Island, Michigan. This was an IFR flight in IMC with special Oshkosh departure procedures.

Route 16

199.0 NM 1:42 from Mackinac Island, Michigan to Pontiac, Michigan. This was an IFR flight in some IMC but mostly VMC.

Route 17

124.4 NM 1:03 from Pontiac, Michigan to Cleveland, Ohio. This was an VFR flight in VMC over Detroit Michigan and Lake Erie.

Route 18-19

118.8 NM 1:06 from Cleveland, Ohio to London and then Stratford Ontario Canada. This was an IFR flight in VMC over Lake Erie.

Route 20

88.8 NM 0:47 from Stratford Ontario Canada to Niagara Falls, New York. This was an IFR flight in VMC. We were just in front of some really nasty weather but the flight was smooth.

Route 21

154.6 NM 1:18 from Niagara Falls, New York to Watertown, New York. This was an IFR flight in VMC. Thunderstorms were just behind us but we did not encounter any.

Route 22

354.6 NM 3:01 from Watertown, New York to Bar Harbor, Maine. This was an IFR flight in IMC. Lots of weather and a 3 hour flight. It ended with ILS-22 and a 400 foot ceiling.

Route 23

220.3 NM 1:54 from Bar Harbor, Maine to North Central State, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This was an IFR flight in mostly VMC. Boston airspace was traversed.

Route 24

57.4 NM 0:30 from North Central State, Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Provincetown, Massachusetts. This was an VFR flight in mostly VMC over water.

Route 25

276.1 NM 2:20 from Provincetown, Massachusetts to Islip in New York. This was an VFR flight in mostly VMC over water. After landing we flew the Hudson River Corridor past New York City.

Route 26

115.9 NM 1:00 from Islip in New York to Bensalem, Philadelphia. This was an IFR flight in hazy VMC over water.

Route 27

106.9 NM 0:56 Bensalem, Philadelphia to Ocean City, Maryland. This was an VFR flight in VMC over water.

Route 28

28 98.4 NM 0:51 Ocean City, Maryland to Tipton, Maryland. This was an IFR flight in IMC through the DC ADIZ. Two spark plugs failed on landing and where replaced.

Route 29

126.6 NM 1:07 Tipton, Maryland to Charlottesville, Virginia. This was an IFR flight in IMC through the DC ADIZ.

Route 30

173.3 NM 1:30 Charlottesville, Virginia to Manteo in North Carolina. This was an IFR flight in IMC the take off was done into a 400 feet ceiling, rain, with many thunderstorms enroute. Thunderstorms forced us to land at Edenton Northeastern Regional.

Route 31

46.2 NM 0:27 Edenton in North Carolina to Manteo, North Carolina. This was a VFR flight in VMC over water.

Route 32

381.1 NM 3:16 Manteo, North Carolina to Gatlinburg in Tennessee via Greensboro, North Carolina. This was a VFR flight in VMC over the Smoky Mountains. We diverted due to hurricanes.

Route 33

274.9 NM 2:19 Gatlinburg in Tennessee to Selma, Alabama. This was a VFR flight in VMC; very hazy and close to the remains of hurricane Gustav.

Route 34

164.0 NM 1:24 Selma, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi. This was an IFR flight mostly in IMC.

Route 35

305.8 NM 2:35 Jackson, Mississippi to Galveston, Texas. This was an IFR flight mostly in IMC.

Route 36

269.7 NM 2:17 Galveston, Texas to Brownsville, Texas. This was an IFR flight mostly in VMC with some IMC and thunderstorms at the destination.

Route 37

214.1 NM 1:51 Brownsville, Texas to San Antonio. This was an IFR flight mostly in VMC with some IMC at the destination.

Route 38

287.0 NM 2:28 San Antonio to Alpine, Texas. This was an IFR flight mostly in VMC with some IMC at the destination.

Route 39

173.6 NM 1:29 Alpine, Texas to El Paso, Texas. This was an IFR flight mostly in IMC with some VMC at the destination.

Route 40

202.2 NM 1:44 El Paso, Texas to Tombstone, Arizona. This was an VFR flight in VMC.

Route 41

306.9 NM 2:35 Tombstone, Arizona to Yuma, Arizona via Douglas Bisbee, AZ. This was an VFR flight in VMC. Very hot temperatures.

Route 42

192.5 NM 1:40 Yuma, Arizona to Temecula, California. This was an VFR flight in VMC with very hot temperatures.

Route 43

212.6 NM 1:49 Temecula, California to San Luis Obispo, California. This was an IFR flight in VMC with lots of traffic in LA.

Route 44

186.5 NM 1:37 San Luis Obispo, California to Oakland, California and home. This was an VFR and IFR flight in mostly VMC with IFR at the destination. Home again after three months.

Original Route

The originally planned route.

Actual Route

The actually flown route.


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