VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 05-09-2018, 10:38 AM
larrynew's Avatar
larrynew larrynew is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: In New Braunfels, ist das Leben schön!
Posts: 773
Default 48 States in 7 Days

Planning a 48 state trip in two weeks with my son. Below is our planned route. We'll try to do it in 7 days but truly have no need or desire to push our limits or even complete the trip unless it's easy and fun. We plan to be as self-sufficient as possible but we all know how those plans go. We don't plan on an oil change as we'll leave with fresh oil and filter and flight time is planned for 40 hours. We may need an O2 refill, though. I'll try to do a trip report but definitely don't expect Vlad quality. Thanks to Joe Rainbolt for his kind help with route planning and advice.



Planned Stops:
KBAZ KDUX KGUY KEHA KTAD N19 KPGA KSGU KHTH KAAT KGCD KALW S68 KBTM W43 KHEI KPIR 0B4 KSBU KLSE C27 0H7 KDTG KVPZ KIRS 5A1 N38 NY0 KRUT KSFM KDAW 6B6 KSFZ 4B8 KOBI KGED KOXB KFFA KFVX KBLF KPBX 0A9 KCEU KPXE KMAI KPRN KMEI 4M5 KIER KBAZ
__________________
Larry New
RV-7A - Flying 600+ hrs
48 States in 7 Days
VAF Paid - Annual Autodraft

Last edited by larrynew : 05-21-2018 at 07:14 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-09-2018, 10:55 AM
blueflyer's Avatar
blueflyer blueflyer is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Shreveport, LA
Posts: 840
Thumbs up

wow! thats gonna be an awesome trip. Look forward to reading about it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-09-2018, 11:04 AM
Vlad's Avatar
Vlad Vlad is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,399
Default

This is a great idea Larry! The timing is tight it's a sort of a record. Stay 1 day ahead of the weather, improvise or change the route on the go and you are all set. Looking forward for a trip report.
__________________
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-09-2018, 12:53 PM
smokyray's Avatar
smokyray smokyray is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: TX32
Posts: 1,708
Default Parts is parts...

Quote:
Originally Posted by larrynew View Post
Planning a 48 state trip in two weeks with my son. Below is our planned route. We'll try to do it in 7 days but truly have no need or desire to push our limits or even complete the trip unless it's easy and fun. We plan to be as self-sufficient as possible but we all know how those plans go. We don't plan on an oil change as we'll leave with fresh oil and filter and flight time is planned for 40 hours. We may need an O2 refill, though. I'll try to do a trip report but definitely don't expect Vlad quality. Thanks to Joe Rainbolt for his kind help with route planning and advice.


Grand adventure Larry, looks fun!
From my own adventures in the past (34 Trans-Cons in my RV4 and HR2) if you have any major replaceable parts that break and tend to ground you somewhere, box them up in a overnight mailer box (they're free). If you need support from home, they can be easily mailed to wherever you break down.
I kept my old starter, mag/harness, alternator and fuel pump boxed, marked with yellow sticky and ready to go. If you don't have spares, get the correct part numbers for yours and keep them on your phone in notes. Don't forget a spark plug socket in your tool bag you bring. I Slimed my tire tubes as it's not fun fixing a flat on the road, trust me. Slime works well despite site naysayers who claim otherwise.

Consider a PLB and a small survival kit for you both if you haven't already. Two popular PLB's can track your progress for family members. https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-adv...r-beacons.html
Have fun...
V/R
Smokey

Last edited by smokyray : 05-09-2018 at 01:05 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-09-2018, 07:58 PM
AviatorJ AviatorJ is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 645
Default

What a great idea!
__________________
Justin
RV-10 Quickbuild 'Avionics and Interior'
http://operationrv10.blogspot.com/
Donated for 2018
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-09-2018, 08:45 PM
VA Maule VA Maule is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Bucking ham, Virginia
Posts: 126
Default

0V4 Brookneal Campbell County is basically a ghost town of an airport. Liberty University purchased it a couple of years ago to handle their volume of student training . No services. So unless you're going to meet someone there there's no reason to be there. KLYH would be the better closest choice, or KFVX 30 miles East, there I can show you some hospitality.
__________________
The Best Government is less Government
Maule MXT-7(daily flyer)
Lancer 235(partner)
Raidial RV-8R Ephanage Done, Wings Done, Fuselage underway
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-09-2018, 09:05 PM
6 Gun 6 Gun is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 822
Question USA

Wow great trip which airport in Wi. KOSH
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-09-2018, 09:34 PM
DanH's Avatar
DanH DanH is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 08A
Posts: 7,738
Default

Don't think there is anything at 61A. In that neighborhood you want KPRN (Greenville) for food and fuel. Or KMVC (Monroeville) usually has free food at the FBO with a fuel buy. It's a popular military training stop.
__________________
Dan Horton
RV-8 SS
Barrett IO-390
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-09-2018, 10:29 PM
rv7boy's Avatar
rv7boy rv7boy is offline
Forum Peruser
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Austinville, Alabama
Posts: 2,311
Default Aurora, Oregon???

Can't believe you're going to be within 200 nm of MECCA and not planning on visiting the mothership at KUAO. Man, whatcha thinking? Call ahead and if you're there M-Th during work hours, you'll probably get a tour.
__________________
Don Hull
RV-7 Wings
KDCU Pryor Field
Pilots'n Paws Pilot
N79599/APRS Automatic Position Reporting System

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." Miriam Beard


"It should be added that the sublime beauty of the facture brings within the realm of discourse the substructure of critical thinking. " -using Doug's Art Critique jargon link and my birthday, I get this!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-10-2018, 08:25 AM
larrynew's Avatar
larrynew larrynew is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: In New Braunfels, ist das Leben schön!
Posts: 773
Default Appreciate the advice

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokyray View Post
Grand adventure Larry, looks fun! From my own adventures in the past (34 Trans-Cons in my RV4 and HR2) if you have any major replaceable parts that break and tend to ground you somewhere, box them up in a overnight mailer box (they're free). If you need support from home, they can be easily mailed to wherever you break down. Consider a PLB and a small survival kit for you both if you haven't already. Have fun... V/R Smokey
Smokey - Great idea with the mailers. I’ve been tracking every tool and the supplies I’ve used for maintenance over the last 3 years. Plus, reading everyone’s posts about their traveling took kit. The biggest (heaviest) thing we’re carrying is a complete replacement nose wheel and a 2lb aluminum Porsche scissor jack. Although 40psi seems to have stopped flat nose wheels after experiencing 2 early with 25psi, we decided it was worth the weight. We’ve also been gathering survival items (and digging through my old military stuff) for the past year.

Quote:
Originally Posted by VA Maule View Post
0V4 Brookneal Campbell County is basically a ghost town of an airport...or KFVX 30 miles East, there I can show you some hospitality.
Morgan - Thanks for the advice. We changed our stop in Virginia to KFVX

Quote:
Originally Posted by 6 Gun View Post
Wow great trip which airport in Wi. KOSH
Wish we could but we’ll be back in July anyway.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanH View Post
Don't think there is anything at 61A. In that neighborhood you want KPRN (Greenville) for food and fuel. Or KMVC (Monroeville) usually has free food at the FBO with a fuel buy. It's a popular military training stop.
Dan – Thanks and changed our Alabama stop to KPRN. Food is an issue we’ve been pondering. It’s available most places but how much time does it take to get it. We’re planning on carrying about a third the trip worth camping style like Scott (http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=152245) did last summer and foraging in town for the rest.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rv7boy View Post
Can't believe you're going to be within 200 nm of MECCA and not planning on visiting the mothership at KUAO. Man, whatcha thinking? Call ahead and if you're there M-Th during work hours, you'll probably get a tour.
Don – That’s the big dilemma with this trip. Is it a road trip with a few highlight stops and flybys or is it a sightseeing tour? We’re definitely going out of our way for First Flight. We’re planning the Hudson River corridor. We’ve got about 5 or 6 planned “tourist” stops and flybys but we’ve had to work to keep the list from getting too big and taking too much time.
__________________
Larry New
RV-7A - Flying 600+ hrs
48 States in 7 Days
VAF Paid - Annual Autodraft
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:06 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.