Had a fun day, first dual cross country - Pics

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  1. abqtj

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    Went up to KLVS (Las Vegas, NM) then about 30miles SE to see the Scientology Compound/Trementina Base. I saw this place many years ago on Google Earth and have been facinated by it ever since. Today I finally got to see it from the air.

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    Great photos! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    A fun trip! Thanks for taking us along.
     
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    Congratulations, you’re getting close...
     
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    Were Travolta and Cruise in the pattern at that airport? o_O
     
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    yeah they were chasing leah remini
     
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    That looks like a great trip!

    I see Trementina has circular runways, sweet.
     
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    I've flown over that area a number of times. Nice photos.

    Did you see Fort Union and Capulin Volcano National Monument nearby?
     
  10. Stan Cooper

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    Congratulations! I love New Mexico and fly into AEG every year (weather permitting) to spend Thanksgiving week with my sister and her family in Albuquerque.
     
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    Didn't go up there. Went from KABQ to Las Vegas, then over to Trementina and back to KABQ for my cross-country. I was just excited my CFI was all-in when I told him about the Trementina/Scientology place and we could go there for my first dual cross-country.
     
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    Very cool.

    172?
     
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    Yup. Flew at 9,500' and 10,500'
     
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    Great pics!
     
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    We approached Las Vegas, NM from the East last year... didn’t land there though.

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    Very nice! Congrats!

    Soloing was great, but it was the cross country flights that really made me feel like a pilot. Hope you're enjoying yourself. You're in the home stretch!
     
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    Congratulations. I never knew there was a Las Vegas NM!
     
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    It's pretty small and not nearly as exciting as the other one...but some of Red Dawn was filmed there (and a few other movies).
     
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    The thought of Battlefield Earth engraved on stainless steel tables is quite mirthful. His earlier works were often quite good. According to the internet he still holds the record for the most published books. He was quite prolific, so it may even be true. They're going to need a lot of stainless.
     
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    Great pictures, glad you are getting out in the almost perfect flying weather.

    I always enjoyed flying into Las Vegas, NM on crystal clear days.

    Approaches into LVS not so much fun.

    Patrick Swayze owned some land near Las Vegas, NM.
     
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