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First Semi-Cross Country Flight

January 17, 2015 1 comment

Saturday Jan 17, 2015

Now that my phase 1 flight test is completed I am free to fly outside the test box assigned by the FAA. Today I decided to venture out toward Arizona in a short dry run of a cross country flight to Lake Havasu. This was to start getting used to using the Dynon for navigation. It was a beautiful day and the visibility was awesome. In this photo I was just leaving the Riverside area heading east toward Palm Springs at about 5500 feet.

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Looking toward the Big Bear area I could see snow on the mountain top. It was so clear everything seemed closer than it really was.

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Looking down the valley toward Palm Springs I could see the Banning pass. Palm Springs is just beyond the pass and around to the right.

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After passing Banning I turned north east and overflew Yucca Valley airport. This picture shows the desert about 100 miles out from Corona airport approaching Twenty Nine Palms where I turned around to head back to Corona. Total time from takeoff to landing back at Corona was one hour and 14 minutes.

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