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Old 11-19-2012, 07:09 PM
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Default Eastbound to Missouri

I made the trip from New Mexico to Missouri this past Saturday to spend Thanksgiving with my family. It was a great flight of about 800 nm on an excellent day for flying! I just missed some sort of RV get together in Alva, OK - several RV's were launching just as I was landing for fuel. That was a bummer - would have been neat to have had a chance to visit a bit.

The full write-up is here on my blog: http://jdfinley.com/2012/11/19/go-east/
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:37 AM
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Default Great write up

Hi I read your writeup and it was great
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:58 PM
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Sorry we missed you at Alva. You're right, the food was good. Did you stick around to watch the P-51's? They had them pulled out of the hangar as we were leaving. I heard their radio chatter about photo passes as we entered the pattern back home.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:47 AM
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Nice tectonics on your pictures! Fresh memories from recent trip to NM.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:49 AM
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Sorry we missed you at Alva. You're right, the food was good. Did you stick around to watch the P-51's? They had them pulled out of the hangar as we were leaving. I heard their radio chatter about photo passes as we entered the pattern back home.
No, bummer... missed that too! Was a pretty quick stop - fuel and bathroom. I must have tunnel vision or something.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:55 AM
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Hi I read your writeup and it was great
Thanks Don. Looks like I may get lucky and have a good weather window for the return flight tomorrow. Even the wind doesn't appear to be too bad - stay low until mid-Oklahoma and then climb. Probably no 200+ GPS speeds but not sub-100 either - gotta be thankful about that. However; given all I've eaten this week, I'll probably going back twenty pounds heavier! :-(
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:32 PM
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I made the 800 nautical mile return home to New Mexico this past Saturday. The full report is here on my blog.

The visit with family was great! Thanksgiving is always an awesome time getting to visit with a huge chunk of my family!

I spent the first half of the flight as near to the deck as possible to avoid winds and then went to 10,500 for the second half to, of course, avoid wind! Taking off at near 1000′ MSL elevations is an exhilarating experience. My O-320 RV-3 is not overpowered at home (5000′ MSL) but down low? well? it?s still not OVERpowered but it is certainly FUN!

The flight east took just over five hours, the return flight took a bit over six hours.











Daisy ran great the entire trip and I had a blast. For those unsure about the -3 being up to long cross-countries, it is. Do it!
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