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Old 03-19-2009, 10:12 PM
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Default St. Louis!

Kate is on Spring Break and I negotiated a day off to coincide with good weather, so we made a day trip to St. Louis to see the Arch.

Early Departure and up to 9500


Follow that river south!


Keep following.....


Frank's Visors work great!


Two and a half hours later...you get a surprise!


This is a view reserved for those who fly.......


Continued........
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:32 PM
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Third pic from the arrival flyby:



The genius of elegant simplicity


Great day in STL 60 and Sunny!


It's called a catenary curve......


Busch 2 from the top


Time to go


Continued.......
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:44 PM
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Default St Louis #3

She'll tell you it's a halo - don't buy it.....


Departure Flyby


Follow that river home......the flood plain is evident....


I think it was a good day


Sunset over the home base at KANE


Home in time for dinner. 856nm, 6 hrs in the air, 35gal 100LL. The folks at Ideal Aviation at KCPS were first rate. Cheap rental car was waiting, and they had us right out the door on departure. STL Approach was helpful and friendly as was the tower at KCPS.

The Arch is a must see - and it is better from the air! A special thanks to the RV crowd in STL that answered my pre trip questions.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:35 AM
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Nice....very nice.
Great pics. Been to STL myself once.
BTW, your daughter is gorgeous.

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Old 03-20-2009, 04:37 AM
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Default Which river?

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Follow that river home......
the flood plain is evident....
One caution on following the river north out of STL; you need to make sure you are following the river you think you are following. There are actually three rivers that merge just north of STL, the Mississippi, Missouri, and the Illinois. One goes west to Kansas City, one North West to the Twin Cities, and one North East to Chicago. All have very large river valleys. Of coarse in the 1993 flood they all flooded together and it became one big river.

Glad you had a great flight visiting the Arch. It still makes me stop and look everytime I see it.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:59 AM
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I cheated with GPS - it helped me pick a river. That and all the fields in Iowa look the same..........
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:43 AM
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Always enjoy your write-ups, Pete. Hope to have a few of my own someday.

Amazing economy from these airplanes. The works out to a little over 28 statute miles per gallon. Not to mention the miles you saved by flying versus driving and that the trip would have been impossible in a single day if you had to drive. Oh yeah, and it's so much fun, too.

Keep making trips and keep telling us about them!
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:12 AM
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Default Trip reports

Pete,
I love the trip reports and seeing the adventures that you and Kate pursue. As you continue to stretch the legs of the RV I look forward to following the adventures. The things we do in pursuit of engineering knowledge.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:13 PM
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Oh Pete,
You make me hungry for a big XC adventure....
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:01 PM
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GREAT pics Pete!!! Looks like they vectored you about as close to the arch as you could go!!! WOW!!!

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