Monday, September 8, 2008

Pegasus Airpark / Gila Bend / Cessna 182RG-II / VFR

I continued from Pegasus Airpark under VFR across the barren, burning landscape of the Sonoran Desert, just south of Phoenix, to reach Gila Bend, a barren, burning town in the middle of that desert. There weren't many landmarks to look for for pilotage, so I made direct for Stanfield, then turned to a heading of 260 at 5 DME from TFD to go after the Gila Bend VOR. Like the previous flight, this was about 30 minutes in duration, and proceeded uneventually. I was able to hold my altitude quite precisely during this flight, despite thermals and what-not, which made me happy.