Thursday, December 11, 2008

San Diego - Santa Monica / Beechcraft Bonanza A36 (N3758W) / VFR

I had this Bonanza parked at Jimsair at KSAN, and since many of my relatives live in SoCal, I decided to take my virtual parents in San Diego to see my virtual uncle in Los Angeles.

First I flew from KSAN to KMYF without bothering to file. It was only a five-minute flight. There I picked up my parents and we filed VFR to KSMO. It was a very nice trip although I had a hard time balancing the aircraft laterally with three people inside; I hate it when differences in balance create roll tendencies in the aircraft (I guess I could have trimmed it out, but I was on autopilot most of the time). I had issues with the S-Tec 55X and that occupied me for a large part of the flight; I'll have to review the manual. The landing at KSMO was smooth and uneventful.

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