Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Phoenix - Gila Bend / Beechcraft Bonanza A36 (N3758W) / VFR

I flew this VFR by pilotage, since my malfunctioning Internet connection prevented me from accessing any charts or documentation. Fortunately, I know the trip between Phoenix and Gila Bend very well. I had this Bonanza parked at Cutter and it was just me this time, so I taxied out to runway 8 (because it suited my departure plans better than 7R or 7L) and made a left downwind departure over downtown Phoenix, then over to Interstate 10. I followed I-10 to the “bend in the road” where it joins Highway 85, then south to Gila Bend.

The weather was clear and everything went very well, except for the Internet connection (which also interfered with weather updates). The landing was superb.

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