Flight to Sporty's

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Flight to Sporty's

Post by frogdude4993 » 12 Oct 2009, 03:53

I did my first cross country flight in my flight training this weekend in my flying club's PA-28-161 Warrior II from KLOU to I69 (where Sporty's Pilot Shop is located). Thought I'd show you some pics my dad took sitting in the back.

Preflight inspection. No bird nests! :)
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Checking ATIS and run up.
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Rotating
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Navigating.
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One of my easier to spot ground reference points...
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Airport overview, while crossing midfield to intersect downwind for runway 4.
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The coolest picture I have ever been in in my entire life. "Claremont County traffic, Warrior66W turning short final for 04 full stop"
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Aimpoint, Airspeed.
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Even after an hour of R.L. flying, guess what "exhibit" I turn to first?
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Hood-time all the way back home :|
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Homebound for Bowman Field.
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Post by DMM200 » 12 Oct 2009, 04:06

Haha, that flight sim pic in there was timeless!

But the others were absolutely fabulous. Thanks for sharing Decker!
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Post by caps1237 » 12 Oct 2009, 04:13

Awesome shots! You're definitely right...that picture is a very very cool one. The type you make your Facebook profile pic. :laugh:
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Post by flyingking12093 » 12 Oct 2009, 04:14

Good for you! :lol: FS Cessna in a small airport. Oh the irony!
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Post by Aaron Robinson » 12 Oct 2009, 04:15

Very nice--I did most of my training in a Warrior-151, but then moved to a -161 in St. Paul. Today I fly an Archer-181--so expensive though!
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Post by Delta320 » 12 Oct 2009, 16:44

Those were great! Thanks for sharing 8)
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Post by a.trailblazer7 » 12 Oct 2009, 18:35

Great shots, and keep up the good work, Captain!! 8)
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Post by sanins192 » 12 Oct 2009, 19:47

Thanks for sharing! It looks like you had fun! Man I envy not being able to fly...
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Post by kingsak » 12 Oct 2009, 19:56

Nice shots!
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