Cool places to visit out of TKI

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  1. MacFlier

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    I'm looking for cool places to visit over 50nm out of TKI so I can build XC time.
    What do you all suggest?
     
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    Fly to Ruidoso, NM or Marfa, TX. Definitely >50nm.
     
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    Of course SEP for Hard 8 BBQ.

    99 nm and the opposite side of the DFW metroplex.

    I do like how you didn't put an upper limit... :D
    Anchorage would be a fun trip - 2600 nm there and back should get you that 50 hours of XC...
     
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    Gotta throw in 50R and KAQO. Personally like 50R better than Stephenville. Other good places are 11R and Corpus / Galveston.
     
  5. MacFlier

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    One of my objectives is to land at every neighboring state. So far, I've done a few landings in OK, but have yet to land in AR, LA and NM.
    For NM, I was thinking Roswell and some place close to White Sands.
     
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    More than one person recommended SEP. It'll be good practice if ATC clears me thru Bravo on the way there. :) I have it on my list.

    Also, Alaska would be a fun XC... hopefully in the future I'll have the time to do it.
     
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    Josh Flowers (Aviation101) usually goes to AQO and brags about the bbq there. I think one fun trip could be TKI-T82, visit some vineyards, spend the night, go to AQO, have lunch, get fuel (cheap) and fly back that afternoon.
     
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    Carlsbad