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Old May 3rd 04, 04:30 AM
Filip Zawadiak
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Default Coast to coast trip finished :-)

Hi,

two moths ago I asked for suggestions regarding coast to coast trip in
Cessna 172. I'd like to let you know, that I have completed this trip
today :-) Had to skip some things from plan, and route around weather
NE of Hot Springs. Had another thunderstorm activity encounter over
New Orleans, but this time decided to wait untile they fade away.

Whole trip took 19 days, 62.3hr hobbs time, and about 440 gal. of
fuel.

When we started I had 67hr total time, now I have 132hr. I think such
trip is great way to get some more experience, especially how
different weather looks from airplane - it's quite different view than
from ground :-).

I put up a page about this trip, with daily diary, photos, planned
route and GPS trail of what was actually flown. It's on
http://vyx.net/~philz/coast2coast

Bye,
--
Filip Zawadiak
PP-ASEL 132hr
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Old May 3rd 04, 09:43 AM
S Green
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Great story and well done.


"Filip Zawadiak" wrote in message
om...
Hi,

two moths ago I asked for suggestions regarding coast to coast trip in
Cessna 172. I'd like to let you know, that I have completed this trip
today :-) Had to skip some things from plan, and route around weather
NE of Hot Springs. Had another thunderstorm activity encounter over
New Orleans, but this time decided to wait untile they fade away.

Whole trip took 19 days, 62.3hr hobbs time, and about 440 gal. of
fuel.

When we started I had 67hr total time, now I have 132hr. I think such
trip is great way to get some more experience, especially how
different weather looks from airplane - it's quite different view than
from ground :-).

I put up a page about this trip, with daily diary, photos, planned
route and GPS trail of what was actually flown. It's on
http://vyx.net/~philz/coast2coast

Bye,
--
Filip Zawadiak
PP-ASEL 132hr



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Old May 3rd 04, 04:54 PM
Jay Honeck
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When we started I had 67hr total time, now I have 132hr. I think such
trip is great way to get some more experience, especially how
different weather looks from airplane - it's quite different view than
from ground :-).


I can't decide whether you're adventurous, crazy -- or both! That's quite
a cross-country flight with just 67 hours under your belt -- and in a
foreign country, no less.

Great flight -- great story. Thanks for sharing it...
--
Jay Honeck
Iowa City, IA
Pathfinder N56993
www.AlexisParkInn.com
"Your Aviation Destination"


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Old May 3rd 04, 06:56 PM
Ryan
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Great story - and I'm jealous!

"Filip Zawadiak" wrote in message
om...
Hi,

two moths ago I asked for suggestions regarding coast to coast trip in
Cessna 172. I'd like to let you know, that I have completed this trip
today :-) Had to skip some things from plan, and route around weather
NE of Hot Springs. Had another thunderstorm activity encounter over
New Orleans, but this time decided to wait untile they fade away.

Whole trip took 19 days, 62.3hr hobbs time, and about 440 gal. of
fuel.

When we started I had 67hr total time, now I have 132hr. I think such
trip is great way to get some more experience, especially how
different weather looks from airplane - it's quite different view than
from ground :-).

I put up a page about this trip, with daily diary, photos, planned
route and GPS trail of what was actually flown. It's on
http://vyx.net/~philz/coast2coast

Bye,
--
Filip Zawadiak
PP-ASEL 132hr



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Old May 3rd 04, 09:45 PM
Jeff
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good story, good work on the flying, sounds like it went without problems
from what I read.

BTW, you could have avoided the vegas class B by flying into henderson (
HND) instead of VGT. HND is also more convienent if your flying to the
canyon, phoenix and the LA basin. The runways are also twicw the size of
VGT's and 1/4 of the traffic that VGT has.

Filip Zawadiak wrote:

Hi,

two moths ago I asked for suggestions regarding coast to coast trip in
Cessna 172. I'd like to let you know, that I have completed this trip
today :-) Had to skip some things from plan, and route around weather
NE of Hot Springs. Had another thunderstorm activity encounter over
New Orleans, but this time decided to wait untile they fade away.

Whole trip took 19 days, 62.3hr hobbs time, and about 440 gal. of
fuel.

When we started I had 67hr total time, now I have 132hr. I think such
trip is great way to get some more experience, especially how
different weather looks from airplane - it's quite different view than
from ground :-).

I put up a page about this trip, with daily diary, photos, planned
route and GPS trail of what was actually flown. It's on
http://vyx.net/~philz/coast2coast

Bye,
--
Filip Zawadiak
PP-ASEL 132hr


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Old May 4th 04, 07:20 PM
DanH
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Let's see if I figured this out correctly:

you said round-trip coast-coast=62.3hrs
my local club rate in 172=$52/hr wet

Total plane cost=$3239.6

I think I just started planning my next vacation
Thanks for putting up that great website!

DanH

Filip Zawadiak wrote:

Hi,

two moths ago I asked for suggestions regarding coast to coast trip in
Cessna 172. I'd like to let you know, that I have completed this trip
today :-) Had to skip some things from plan, and route around weather
NE of Hot Springs. Had another thunderstorm activity encounter over
New Orleans, but this time decided to wait untile they fade away.

Whole trip took 19 days, 62.3hr hobbs time, and about 440 gal. of
fuel.

When we started I had 67hr total time, now I have 132hr. I think such
trip is great way to get some more experience, especially how
different weather looks from airplane - it's quite different view than
from ground :-).

I put up a page about this trip, with daily diary, photos, planned
route and GPS trail of what was actually flown. It's on
http://vyx.net/~philz/coast2coast

Bye,
--
Filip Zawadiak
PP-ASEL 132hr

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Old May 5th 04, 08:45 PM
Filip Zawadiak
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"Jay Honeck" wrote in message news:[email protected]_s52...
I can't decide whether you're adventurous, crazy -- or both! That's quite
a cross-country flight with just 67 hours under your belt -- and in a
foreign country, no less.


Heh :-)

I was more afraid of fact, that after finishing my PPL I had one year
with 3hr of flight before this vacation. But it wen't much better than
I expected, did BFR before going out.

As for foreign country, I feel much more confident flying in the USA
than back in Poland ;-) After all, I learned here...

And as hours go, what's better to get experience that such flight? I
thought that it's way better than do 30 local cross-countries, and now
I think it's not that big deal to fly across USA. Maybye I had great
luck with weather, had just two days of weather delay and two days of
flight in bad VFR... It just takes a lot more money than local flying
- had to rent lots of cars, pay for lots of motels, even when we had
camping equipment in airplane. And eat some real food sometimes ;-) I
just felt I need real rest and not short sleep in a tent.

Great flight -- great story. Thanks for sharing it...


Thanks :-)

Hopefully in a year or two I'll go for IFR rating, now have that
crosscountry experience.

--
Filip Zawadiak
PP-ASEL 130hr
 




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