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Old 11-01-2012, 11:51 AM
Darren S Darren S is offline
 
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Hi all,

I do hope Vlad and all those who were affected by Super Storm Sandy are recovering and doing well. Living in Western Canada, all we get to see is the HLN news coverage and pictures. Best wishes to all.

This is a trip I did with my daughter in October. We had a beautiful VFR window on the way down to San Francisco and returning home. The trip took exactly 6 hours flying time going and the same coming.

On the way down we cleared customs in Spokane and topped off the tanks. Then a straight run to Klamath Falls for lunch and fuel. After that we made another straight run to San Francisco. On the advice of several VAF'ers, I landed at Hayward across the bay from San Fran. The BART train took us to our hotel. You'll see the fun we had

Returning home we took a slightly different route. Because of active MOA's etc... we left Hayward and made a 3 hour run to a place called Grant County Regional Airport in John Day, Oregon. A beautifully renovated FBO with a courtesy car too. From there we made our final leg of 2.9 hours to Springbank, Alberta to clear Canadian Customs.

My co-pilot slept most of the way, which I prefer. She isn't really a fan of the "70's on 7" on the XM radio

Hope you enjoy the video.

https://vimeo.com/52517963

Darren
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:12 PM
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That's a great video Darren, as are all of your earlier ones! You make some great memories with your family. Gives me some good ideas for when I finish up with Phase I.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:21 PM
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Very nice video and traveling with your kids is the best! San Francisco is where I was born in 1965 and where we had our honeymoon in 1993. Haven't been there since but would love to return. Thanks.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:00 PM
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Love it. Especially the "Don't sleep in my plane" signature.. Keep 'em coming. You should take a trip to Colorado!
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:03 PM
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That is very cool. You have a beautiful daughter. My daughter is 32 years old with a daughter that is 11. Enjoy her while you can. Time sure goes by in a hurry.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:30 PM
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That's my motivation for building! Looks like a great time.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:48 PM
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Darren, I think your SF is a great city, huh?!?

Great job and keep 'em coming!

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Old 11-01-2012, 03:49 PM
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You have good collection Family Man. Who is next in your home Hollywood?
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:42 PM
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Darren,
I ended up driving through the Jon Day area and past the Grant County Airport last month. Boy there isn't much out in that part of the world! Looks like a fun trip. Im with Mike - come to Colorado next time!
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:51 PM
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I ended up driving through the Jon Day area and past the Grant County Airport last month. Boy there isn't much out in that part of the world! Looks like a fun trip. Im with Mike - come to Colorado next time!
Colorado is a must to visit Darren!
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