In this interactive presentation, member Mark Sanford will discuss his insights from flying a Piper Cub across the US, with a focus on trip planning. The discussion is very open to students and anyone interested in thinking through the adventure of flying a small aircraft on a great trip.
Let's discuss the challenges and possible preparations involved in planning to fly a Piper Cub named Walter across the country in winter!
This will be an interactive meeting where we look at various issues and discuss how you would address them and of course Mark will share what was on his list. The goal is to come up with new and better items for next time and to discover the joy of flight planning.
Here's the scenario for our discussion:
In mid summer, we bought a pretty little Piper Cub but he's all the way across the county. We've had a new engine installed and now, mid November, Walter's ready so it's time to bring him home.
Let's plan what it takes to fly a stock 1947 PA-11 Piper Cub Special with a new C90 engine from Chino CA (CNO) to Ithaca NY in December. Given the plane and crazy time of year, how are we going to make this trip work safely while having fun?
Just to set the stage, Cubs are cloth covered, have no starter, in fact no electrical system, lights etc. at all!
Some of the discussion items -
What else? Bring some ideas and let's see what we discover!
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