PIC map project

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  1. RudyP

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    My 3 yr old daughter and I undertook a little project to make a pin map of all (in reality, probably more like the majority) of the places I have flown myself as PIC. Fun project and piece of man cave artwork - also gives me some targets for new places to go (Pacific Northwest, North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Mexico...)

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    Very cool! Did you count the pins?
     
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    I used 3 and 3/4 boxes of "approximately 50 pins" each. So I'd guess around 180-190... My logbook has 331 airports in it which is why it isn't all of them but with the map scaling, I just can't get enough pins in tight spaces to pin the dozens of airports in a tiny section of NJ that I flew into when I lived in NYC for example. I also have a few in my logbook that are in countries not pictured on this US/N. America map.
     
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    I’m offended. It sure seems like you’re intentionally avoiding us here in Oklahoma! ;)
     
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    Very cool! Where’s the place on the TN/NC border that you visited?
     
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    I promise it isn’t intentional! Same with Nebraska and Wyoming... something I will have to address.

    Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. And the one below that is Macon Co, in NC. Because of the angle of the photo and the fact that the pin heads are >1/4” proud of the map, all the red balls look a bit higher up than where they are pinned.
     
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    I like the one in the bottom righthand corner. Bermuda Triangle? ;-)
     
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    Ha! The map doesn't quite go far enough... It's meant to be VC Bird Intl in Antigua - my longest day of flying in the slowest plane I've ever had (TAPA -> TJBQ -> MYLS -> KFPR -> KHTS -> KTZR or in other words, Antigua -> Puerto Rico (customs/immigration) -> Bahamas (customs/immigration) -> Florida (customs/immigration) -> fuel stop in WV -> back home to Ohio all in one long day at 170 KTAS)
     
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    Come to ND, it’s only 6 degrees here, days high I think and it’s been a fairly warm winter
     
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    Just make sure you fly to the upper corners of the map so it doesn't fall off the wall (RIP Mitch).
     
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    You've been around. Now to add some pins in Canada. BC is beautiful!
     
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    I have been to Toronto a few times but I guess that's barely in Canada!
     
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