Crossing the continent by Flying Carpet
Jean and I recently flew North America from Arizona to Illinois, Michigan, Quebec, Massachusetts, and back.
Following such journeys, aviator friends always ask, “How do you pull off these long trips? Someday I want to do that!”
Along with budget and time constraints, that nebulous “someday” often arises from fear of the unknown. Any competent private pilot has the technical skills to execute such flights.
Here’s how we tackle cross-the-continent flights from the human side.
**READ MY JUNE COLUMN, “PLANNING SOMEDAY“** (MOBILE DEVICE VERSION HERE.)
Photo: “Tying down at dusk at Aurora, Illinois (KARR) following the long fight from Arizona.”
Don’t miss these PHOTOS FROM ACROSS THE CONTINENT!
(This column first appeared in AOPA Flight Training magazine.)
©2017 Gregory N. Brown
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