VFR Kern Valley - even some SR22T Hand-Flying

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  1. wayneda40

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    Today we’re flying with Jack in his Cirrus to Kern Valley… and contrary to rumor, you can Hand-Fly these lovely birds! If you’ve not been to Kern Valley CA, be sure to put it on your list… amazing scenery, on-field camping, and a great greasy spoon restaurant. Jack hand-flies the pattern in this tight canyon and on the return I try my hand, sans autopilot, at a GPS approach back into Santa Barbara. Thanks for flying with us. Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
     
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    So the POH Limitations section allows you to fly with only one hand on the red handle at all times?:eek:
     
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    I love Kern! Last two times I was there were both in the Cirrus
     
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    Yes, a fun airport and approach! Flying north into the canyon before turning base looks a little daunting at first, but there's plenty of room.
     
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    Nice footage and flight path imagery. Great to also see the airbag seat belts.
     
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