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Aviation and aircraft are very important
to modern civilization but many people do not realize it.
Aviation, including small aircraft, perform many very critical jobs and
Today, aviation is facing a barrage of difficulties and misperceptions.
One objective of our aviation section and blog is to alert people to the
excitement of flying.
Anyone can learn to fly if they really want to. Remember,
throughout the world
very young people learn how to fly very fast and complicated airplanes in
You can learn to fly a simple one and enjoy a wonder that few people know,
controlled flight that YOU do.
Cessna 152 / 172
Flight Across America
This is a log of a simulated flight across United States.
Follow along or fly some of the flight legs.
Each flight leg is done
in a different aircraft and has a
separate page and a story / comments.
I am flying from Maine to S. California, then up to Seattle and down to
From Miami I will then return to the Northeast.
I will be taking in some important sights, visiting towns that are part of
Current location of the aircraft:
Sand Diego, California KNZY
Lear 45 corporate jet
23 legs have been flown so far, from Caribou,
Maine, to San Diego, California.
We have traveled from the far Northeast to far Soutwest, in a diagonal.
I expect around 100 legs will be flown by journey's end.
Stage 1. Maine to S. California (
First Leg: Caribou Maine, to
Greensville to Berlin, ME
See list of legs below and click on links to
We're taking this seriously, for
training, education, and entertainment.
See our other pages on flight school and flight simulators
System being used
iMac 24 inch 3.06 Ghz with the Nvidia 8800 series
card. 2 GB Ram
Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit running FSX Deluxe
Additional 19 inch flat monitor for guages, radios, GPS, or views
Many added planes and some scenery
CH Products Pedal and yoke. Saitek X45 joystick and
external stereo sound, 2 speakers
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