I finally logged some real cross country time! This is my roundabout flight plan from SF to Oshkosh to Philly. My old college roommate was getting married during the last weekend of Oshkosh, so I decided to leave the show early and continue to Philly. I departed SF around 1pm on the Friday before Oshkosh.
A view of the East Bay as I depart Buchanan Field.
After just 25 minutes I'm crossing the High Sierra on my way to Boise Idaho.
This is REMOTE country. I lost radar and radio contact with flight following for about 50 miles.
Come on engine...don't fail me now.
In just 2.9 hours I am landing at Caldwell Industrial.
I was exhausted after spending too much time at 11,500 feet (14k+ density altitude), so I decided to cut the day short at Gooding Idaho. Gooding was a short 45 minute flight down the snake river.
Not a bad looking whip.
The Gooding airport is a great place to rest for the night. There is a decent shower in the pilot lounge and they let me take the airport car into town for dinner. I pitched my tent on a patch of grass behind the airport.