Monday, November 3, 2008

South County (Santa Clara) - Harris Farms - Rosamond / Cessna 182RG II (N7167V) / VFR

A two-leg flight just to get my airplane down into Los Angeles. I conducted most of it at only about 2000 feet AGL. Stopped at Harris Farms via PXN just for fuel and for practice—no time for a $100 hamburger. From there it was off to Shafter and Gorman, then east to Rosamond. I stayed at 2500 until I was about 12 miles from Shafter, then climbed to 5500 to avoid the KBFL Class D, then climbed later to 7500 to get over the mountains when crossing Gorman.

I touched down just short of the threshold at Harris Farms; fortunately, it was paved. I misjudged the height of the aircraft on that tiny runway, and there were no landing aids. On the other hand, I landed quite well at Rosamond, despite a 19-knot crosswind.

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