March 2011 Issue


Spend a lot of time in an airplane for a day or more and fatigue will set in, making dumb mistakes routine.

Using a single-engine airplane for long-distance, literally cross-country trips, usually isn’t a good choice. That is, of course, until you survey all the other choices—including the airlines—and decide the flexibility and utility of using a personal airplane is the only way to go. Often, of course, the flight is the trip’s purpose, not the act of getting to a destination. Watching various landmarks and other magnificent scenery slide underneath the wings—albeit relatively slowly—makes up for the time it can take, especially when headed west into prevailing winds.

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