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Old 05-16-2018, 05:55 AM
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Default one day across the country... running out of country

new personal record for a single day of flying...

We have now done this trip six times in the RV. Twice with Propdog. Lots of interesting flight data along the way.

for this year

Totals
6,354 miles
32.1 hours of flight
292 gallons of avgas

Longest day flying East
2,670 miles
12.7 hours
210 mph

WOW!!!

Longest day flying West
2,052 miles
10.6 hours
194 mph

wow!




















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Old 05-16-2018, 06:07 AM
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Man, what a trip! Personally, I don't have the stamina to fly for 12 hrs non-stop. Four hours is my personal limit.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:23 AM
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I came home to Prescott one day from Sun N Fun. Four three hour flights. I was beat. Your stamina is admirable but the rewards are worth it. Does your dog adapt to the "wrap" easily? I have participated in threads discussing protection for pets... and still am looking for improvement.
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Missed you guys at Sun n Fun this year. Are you going to Oshkosh?
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:36 AM
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You need a new call sign “iron butt” .
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:47 PM
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3 hour legs are preferred but it is okay to stretch it up to another hour now and then to deal with weather, rocks, or to trim the number of stops

The plane is very comfortable, great views, good seats, music, conversation, snack service... manage fluids.

Oshkosh!

The plan was for 3 legs to Kentucky with an overnight but lingering weather prompted us to skip the overnight in favor of a fantastic final night flight leg to Florida.

In the right conditions, night flying an RV is spectacular.

Propdog does great with the doggie hoodie, he does not fuss with it at all and appears to be quite comfortable with it on.

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When you are near Boise, let me know! Looks like a fun trip.
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Another GREAT example of what you can do with your RV along with the formation, aerobatic and racing!
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[quote=schristo@mac.com;1260275]new personal record for a single day of flying...

We have now done this trip six times in the RV. Twice with Propdog. Lots of interesting flight data along the way.

for this year

Totals
6,354 miles
32.1 hours of flight
292 gallons of avgas

Longest day flying East
2,670 miles
12.7 hours
210 mph

WOW!!!

Longest day flying West
2,052 miles
10.6 hours
194 mph

wow!

So what time did you dept KAWO?
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