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Cross Country Western US Flight Ideas

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Hello everyone,

     I want to plan a long flight to explore the western US with BlueSkyScenery, and I wanted to know if you had any ideas? I will be flying this in the A2A Cherokee, and hope to fly VFR by mainly following roads. The scenery coverage is: 

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My current plan is to fly from Montana to Arizona through Wyoming and Idaho with each leg of the journey approximately 200-300 miles. Do you have any good places to fly, or interesting scenery to check out? Thanks for your ideas!

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Not sure if Monument Valley is included in your scenery...might be right on the edge. But if it is included it would be well worth checking out.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_Valley

According to their website, it should be there! Definitely looks like something to visit. 

 

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(image from their site)

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Looking at your coverage area and assuming a 120 kt airplane I would probably try a flight between KCNY Canyonlands and KBCE Bryce Canyon for starters. You should see some good photoreal action on that flight. Don't know about following roads but there's a VOR at Bryce Canyon (112.8, 228°) you could use if you're trying to avoid the magenta line, lol.

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Looking at your coverage area and assuming a 120 kt airplane I would probably try a flight between KCNY Canyonlands and KBCE Bryce Canyon for starters. You should see some good photoreal action on that flight. Don't know about following roads but there's a VOR at Bryce Canyon (112.8, 228°) you could use if you're trying to avoid the magenta line, lol.

You're probably right. Its likely best to avoid committing myself to a 12 hour adventure before I try out the photoscenery. Avoiding the magenta line is actually exactly the point of this adventure. No GPS allowed!

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I didn't mean you should do KCNY-KBCE instead of your adventure, to be honest I sorta missed the adventure part of your post until after I'd posted. :unsure:

 

In that case I think you're gonna miss too much if you do 2-300nm hops. I've always thought 3U7 Benchmark was a cool airport or at least a boring airport in a cool location. You could start your adventure at 49S Babb, MT and fly over the eastern edge of Glacier Park to Benchmark. It'll be a little tough to find without GPS though and I don't think there are any roads to follow. If you get lost you could divert to Great Falls, the VOR is 115.1 about 60nm due east.

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