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Old 02-28-2020, 09:32 AM
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Default Cross country - land near St Louis?

Planning a long x-country in 25 days from now. 1520nm one way.

Plan to land in Minot, ND for border customs and destination is Northwest Alabama - KMDL. Need to stop for fuel between those 2.

Was hoping to make it to KUCY - Union City, TN (stopped there 15 years ago and would be nostalgic) but its just too tight on gas.

Maybe somewhere around St Louis? That will have me airborne for about 3:45 depending on winds and leaves a nice short 1:15 to destination.

Any suggestions?

2 runways for wind would be nice - self serve fuel that doesn't ask me for a zip code?
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Old 02-28-2020, 09:40 AM
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I've landed at St. Louis Downtown (KCPS) a bunch of times, pretty friendly, nice FBO, crosswind runway but a bit short. Not sure of the issue with providing a zip code (?) Not sure if they offer self serve fuel - I always just had them fuel me with their trucks.
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Old 02-28-2020, 09:46 AM
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Default Nice

Sounds like a nice option.

I've had issues before since I'm Canadian. Insert credit card and asks me for zip code which I don't have
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Old 02-28-2020, 09:52 AM
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I've landed at St. Louis Downtown (KCPS)
Any special procedure getting in/out of there? I'll be flight following on way in but prob is some restrictions on departure?
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:15 AM
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I usually arrived and departed from the east, and flew under the Class B. No flight following, easy in and out. Just get the ATIS and talk to the tower. No special procedures.
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:43 AM
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I've had issues before since I'm Canadian. Insert credit card and asks me for zip code which I don't have
I ran into this last year at Marion, OH and had to short hop to Delaware, OH to get fuel. Found out afterwards that if you are asked for a zip code you should enter the 3 digits from your postal code followed by 00. If your postal code (credit card billing address) is X1A 2B3, enter 12300. I haven't tried it, but I've seen it from multiple sources.
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Old 02-28-2020, 11:07 AM
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Consider Lees Summit at Kansas City, KLXT. It is not too far off your course. They have an active EAA chapter there. We stopped there one time with two rockets and they went out of there way to get us under cover and to find rooms for us. We all went out to dinner and had a great time.
Also the postal code thing works, 533000 for me our postal code is N5P3T3
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Old 02-28-2020, 11:10 AM
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Default Don?t know about zip code and self serve,.. but

Couple of alternatives with 2 runways,... roughly 80 miles further from St Louis

Cape Girardeau KCGI - shows good price on self serve, and not bad on full. There is a restaurant on the field,.. just a few steps from the FBO

Veterans Airport KMWA - just shows full service at higher price,...it is just slightly off track, and would fit with a north around St Louis. Can get courtesy car to run to restaurants a few miles away
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Old 02-28-2020, 11:29 AM
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Unfortunately, I wouldn't call St. Louis Downtown low cost anymore. We go to Perryville for fuel. We used to have two FBOs, but now with one $$$$.
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:19 PM
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Alton, IL- KALN- towered, crossing long runways with approaches, eats and hotels nearby. Corp hangar if needed. 5000' base of Class Bravo at STL, NE side.
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