Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Gila Bend - Phoenix - Scottsdale / Cessna 182RG II (N7049S) / VFR

Two textbooks flights—I'm starting to get good at this. Nice weather helped (a bad Internet connection did not). I had no passengers on these flights.

The flight out of Gila Bend was by pilotage before dawn. As usually, I followed the cars on Highway 85 up to Interstate 10, and then turned east (when you're eastbound you don't need to follow the Interstate, the brilliant glow of Phoenix is impossible to miss). I made straight in to 7R and taxied over to Cutter Aviation, where I parked and had the tanks topped off (I like full tanks).

Shortly thereafter, as the eastern sky grew bright, I made my way to hoity-toity Scottsdale Municipal Airport. Winds were favorable and I just swooped over Camelback Mountain and made straight in to the airport. Taxied my modest POS Cessna to an isolated spot way behind the Citations and Learjets and self-consciously secured it to the ramp. They pay more on fuel for a flight than my aircraft is worth new. Oh well. My other airplane is a 747! (I mean my other airplanes.)

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