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Old 12-24-2013, 09:52 PM
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Ted,
flew past you today on the way from Asheville to Sugarland. Nice pics. You captured it well.
I got some help from a fellow pilot on flight following freq. I asked about transit of Houston class B and he let me know about the VFR I-10 corridor. Saved me a bunch of time
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:50 AM
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Bill, Glad you had a good flight. It is hard to read Huston VFR chart and see the shelves of Bravo airspace. I usually use SkyVector to plan my trip. The different charts for Bravo airspace have better depiction of local routes. Below is such a link. Enjoy your stay in the area and have a safe trip home.

http://skyvector.com/?ll=29.71164162...7.2J9:A.K7.28J
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:37 AM
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We did not have to deviate our flight path to avoid any cells. After forty minutes Galveston was in front of us. There were a lot of ships in the channel and anchored in the ocean.
Great write-up.
At GLS, your plane was parked right between the terminal and my hangar. Next time you plan to visit Galveston, let me know, the people here are very accommodating. Nice aerial view of my home; it's the high-rise condo near the horizon around 10:00.
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:41 PM
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Thanks for the post Ted, I was born in Galveston but I left when I was 3 months old, my parents left and had to take me with them. My Dad was in the Army Air Corps at the time, so I don't remember much. Hope some day to get down that way to see the place. My mom said it was mostly an amusement park when we lived there and the hospital I was born in was run by Nuns, but that is a whole other story.

Thanks again and a very merry Christmas too all.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:04 PM
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Next time you plan to visit Galveston, let me know, the people here are very accommodating.
Since our son is in the area we will be back often in the future. On one of the future visit we will try to get out of the airport and visit the city.


RT, Glad you enjoy the photo. Merry Christmas to you too.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:12 PM
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Due to our commitment back in Florida we left this morning (Christmas day). The air was smooth with 5-10 kts head wind. The traffic was very light. At airports we landed we did not see anyone. All I did was enjoy the scenery passing by, check in with the new approach controller and say Merry Christmas when checking out. It sure beat driving or flying commercial.

Departing Lake Charles:


Scenery along the way:



Baton Rouge, all the chemical plants:

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Old 12-25-2013, 08:17 PM
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Lake Maurepas (foreground) and Lake Pontchartrain.


The Lake Pontchartrain bridge looks like a thin line dividing the lake:


When get closer:



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Old 12-25-2013, 08:24 PM
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Pensacola


Rest Stop at Defuniak Spring that is right at the corner of Eglin restricted airspaces. This is about the halfway point.


The return trip, the weather depiction is for a few hours after we landed.


Forgot to mention the RV3 we saw at Lake Charles:
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:54 PM
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Flying relatively low-level VFR from DED to KLVJ, ATC (Eglin APPCH) has also permitted me to fly south of the coast near Destin, over PHIPPS and VARRE, as an alternate to flying along I-10. I've used JKA and 1R8 as mid-trip fuel stops. Both had FBOs with food - YMMV.

IMHO KLBX and T78 frequently have the good fuel prices around Houston. Jennings (3R7) has good fuel prices by Lake Charles.

Come back soon Ted, we've got active RV groups in the Houston metro area.

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The air was smooth with 5-10 kts head wind.
Really.. I would have expected a mild tailwind for you today. Sometimes you just can't win. I am crossing my fingers for one on Friday.

Its rare I know. Seems like I have had tails winds twice in the last 200 hrs. Once was enough to get a post in the 200kt club though.
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