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    Went flying Thursday
    I took some of the guys that work for me flying from OKC to Tulsa on Thursday. Here is our photo album of the event.

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    Awesome..
    Thanks for sharing the pictures..
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    Nice... does RoadHouse offer fries with the flight?

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    Cool pics!

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    No frieds - just gas!

    There was no food there. We ended up driving someplace else for mexican food.
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    I had a guy take me on a similar trip about 20 years ago before I started traveling for a living. He had a new Mooney that he got through a marriage and his wife had passed away so he had no one to fly with. He had a TACAN well before GPS was common. All he did was fly to 1000 feet, press a button, then the plane flew a profile and beeped when it was 1000 feet off the other runway. Didn't seem like much piloting but I didn't care because the views were amazing. Thanks for the memory, I'll fly with you anytime.

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    My pleasure.

    With this particular plane there was an 2-axis autopilot (altitude hold, heading hold) autopilot so outside of the airport area I kept it on that. Much more reliable than me! Plus I have more time to enjoy the view outside without being precisely on my numbers. I think if I ever do any very long distance flying (1+ hours) this would also save on fatigue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick24601
    My pleasure.

    With this particular plane there was an 2-axis autopilot (altitude hold, heading hold) autopilot so outside of the airport area I kept it on that. Much more reliable than me! Plus I have more time to enjoy the view outside without being precisely on my numbers. I think if I ever do any very long distance flying (1+ hours) this would also save on fatigue.
    Great pics Patrick. I used to occasionally fly our Cherokee 235 from Boulder, CO to Phoenix or other long distance destinations and the dual axis AP is a must! Phoenix was a 5 - 6 hour flight, so the instrumentation indeed saves a lot of pilot fatigue.

    When we lived in MA years ago, I use to fly from our local FBO to Marthas Vineyard (30 minute flight) once or twice a week in the early morning, have breakfast at the Vineyard, fly back and be in the office by 9:30 or so. It was a great way to "change the pace."

    Thank you for sharing the pics - good stuff!!
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    Great pictures - thanks!

    Alan - I've been to the Vineyard for a meal (and Nantucket), and it's such a fun trip. Flying into Katama just for a trip to the beach is also great. My last jaunt was up to Bar Harbor for an overnight. The Harborside hotel up there is really nice.

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    I'm not sure which is more dangerous - flying in a small engine plane or eating that HUGE jalapeņo pepper!

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    Great pics Patrick, thanks for sharing. As I told you before my son still looking into being a pilot, way, way in the early stages. I'll let him know you're ready to get him up there, see what he says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeann
    I'm not sure which is more dangerous - flying in a small engine plane or eating that HUGE jalapeņo pepper!
    It's a double-whammy:

    Eating a huge jalapeņo pepper and THEN flying in a small plane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr_Sacc
    It's a double-whammy:

    Eating a huge jalapeņo pepper and THEN flying in a small plane!
    Yep - dangerous for the "other" folks in the plane.

    Thanks for sharing the pics. It brings back fond memories of days gone by.
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    You mean to tell us all you guys got in that little plane?

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    Looks great. I have considered it myself before, but I just can't get past thinking about that feeling when, on your first solo flight, you realise that you singlehandedly have to land the thing!

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    Patrick!
    Way cool! Good lookin' bird. 182?

    We've had lousy weather here for 2 weeks. Looks like it's going to break Sunday or Monday. Gonna do some fall foliage in upper NY / VT area as soon as it clears.

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