60 Hours in a 152 Starting in Oregon--Where to??

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  1. rt4388

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    A friend and I are renting a 152 and plan on flying about 60 hours over the course of 10 days (sounds miserable, I know). Any recommendations on airports/FBOs/sights/landmarks to go to? Planning on trying to go towards the midwest, then south towards Texas, then west towards Vegas, then back north towards Oregon.

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    Who is logging as PIC
     
  4. rt4388

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    We'll probably do the whole safety pilot thing. I'm a CFII so we could log it as dual given/received as well.
     
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    Not a bad idea! Know how the weather is up there this time of year? We both have pretty firm dates we need to be back by so we are trying not to get stuck somewhere due to weather.
     
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    When? Maybe we can fly formation from Oregon to Texas...
     
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    This time of year you can get socked in anywhere.
     
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    What version of Vegas is East of Texas? I hope you plan on following a magenta line, because you’re lost before you even rented the airplane. ;)
     
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    He did say one of them was a CFI-I.
     
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    load a couple sleeping bags, a back pack camp stove, light weight tent. and head for the Idaho back country.
    fish poles would be nice.
     
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    They better be lightweights, because with too much gear they’ll be overweight. And in the mountains at higher altitudes that would not be good.


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    Of course. Magenta lines are the only way to navigate, right?
     
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    Would be nice! I'm just a bit worried about getting good rest since we will be flying quite a bit in such a short period of time. And yea, weight is definitely an issue. Right now, we'll only be able to fly for about 2 hours considering our weight and bags.
     
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    Ah, so you noted my ironic sarcasm. Well done, junior grasshopper. ;)
     
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    Go to FL and back
     
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    Is the purpose of your flight time building for a job? If so, do yourselves a favor. Fly at night. Fly under the hood or better yet, fly real IFR. Every stop fly 3 approaches (1 radar vector to a miss, and 1 or 2 full procedure with one to a miss and hold). Land, gas up and go to the next spot. The biggest thing you need is IFR experience.
     
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    He said 152, and not solo. Two 190 pound guys will allow about 14-15 gallons of fuel or just over 2 hour flight at 90 knots without baggage. That’s if fuel burn is 6 to 6.5, the one I trained in was a Sparrowhawk conversion and burned 7.5 eve though it was supposed to be less, and that was with AGGRESSIVE leaning.
     
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    He said 60 hours, not 160. I’ve flew a 152 and would watch cars on the interstate pass me.


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    Might as well go full send
     
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    Head East and don’t stop until you hit the Atlantic, then reverse course. That should be 20-30 hours, use the remainder to wander, maybe to the southwest...