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April 2, 2006,
DAY ONE OF CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT
Beginning of Cross Country Flight
Kill Devil Hills, NC to Greenville, NC
After a thorough tour of the First Flight Monument at Kill Devil Hills, we headed west, beginning our cross country flight. Since we had spent considerable time at the Monument we flew first to Greenville, North Carolina, Pitt Greenville Airport (PGV) for an overnight stop. Distance flown was 87 miles. We stayed overnite at the Wingate Inn.
April 3, 2006,
Second day of Cross Country Flight
Greenville, NC to Monroe, NC
The weather had become a problem overnight and big storms were present in the area and had produced major damage in nearby states. When we arrived at the airport in the morning, we saw a huge black cloud approaching with reported heavy hail. As a precaution, we rented space in an open hangar which would provide protection from possible hail damage. After the storm front had passed, we proceeded on westaward to Monroe, North Carolina, Monroe Regional Airport (EQY) for a total day net distance of only 162 miles. After obtaining hangar rental, we stayed overnight at the Best Western Motel in Monroe.
April 4, 2006,
Third day of Cross Country Flight
Monroe, NC to Bryan, TX
From Monroe we headed west to Clayton County Hara Airport (4A7) at Hampton, Georgia, for a flight distance of 209 miles. The huge racetrack stadium near the airport is a very impressive. sight.
After fueling we continued westward to Meridian, Miss., Key Field Airport (MEI)a distance of 232 miles.
After fueling we continued west to Leesville LA. (L39) a distance of 244 miles.
After fueling we continued to Bryan, TX, Coulter Field (CFD) a distance of 156 miles. We stayed overnight in Bryan at the famous old, but renovated, LaSalle Hotel and visited long time friends from our days in Iran and Saudi Arabia.
So far we had flown 1,090 nautical miles in 3 days with about 12 hours total flying time in our cross the U.S. flight.