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Meadville to Boulder   Danbury to Meadville   Maine to Danbury

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Leg 20 KDXR-KGKJ Danbury,CT - Meadville,PA 21 Aug 98 1.9 hours

Today’s flight takes us over the Hudson River at West Point, then over Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and westward nearly to Lake Erie.
Cumulus buildups over the Appalachians top out at over 18,000 feet. We fly at level 200 and have a beautiful view.


"The climb through these clouds polished the wings nicely"

 


"Over Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains"

 

We plan to fly the GPS approach into Port Meadville, the nearest airport to John’s family farm. Even though these approaches have been available for several years, they are often seldom flown. Consequently, the controllers are often unfamiliar with them, and this was the case at Meadville. Even after two requests for the GPS approach for runway 25, the enroute controller insists that we intercept the localizer for a more conventional localizer approach. Handed off to the approach controller, we make a final plea for the GPS procedure and are promptly cleared for the localizer approach! We give up, fly the localizer and land.

We devour a farm-fresh meal that John’s mother has prepared. After a month of hotel food, it’s a real treat. Doug stays at the Riverside Hotel, a turn-of-the century wooden affair with no telephones. It’s a bit rustic but they throw in tomorrow’s turkey sandwiches gratis.


"A view of John’s family farm"

 

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Departure San Jose, CA
Leg1 San Jose, CA to Honolulu, HI
Leg2 Honolulu, HI to Christmas Island, Kiribati
Leg3 Christmas Island, Kiribati to Apia, Western Samoa
Leg4 Apia, Western Samoa to Nadi & Matei, Fiji
Leg5 Nadi & Matei, Fiji to Port Vila, Vanuatu
Leg6 Port Vila, Vanuatu to Cairns, Australia
Leg7 Cairns, Australia to Darwin, Australia
Leg8 Darwin, Australia to Singapore
Leg9 Singapore to Male, Maldives
Leg10 Male, Maldives to Muscat, Oman
Leg11 Muscat, Oman to Amman, Jordan
Leg12 Amman, Jordan to Tel Aviv, Israel
Leg13 Tel Aviv, Israel to Valletta, Malta
Leg14 Valletta, Malta to Gibraltar
Leg15 Gibraltar to Cascais, Portugal
Leg16 Cascais, Portugal to Santa Maria, Azores
Leg17 Santa Maria, Azores to St. John, Newfoundland, Canada
Leg18 St. John, Newfoundland, Canada to Bangor, ME
Leg19 Bangor, ME to Danbury, CT (to see Doug's folks)
Leg20 Danbury, CT to Meadville, PA (to see John's folks)
Leg21 Meadville, PA to Boulder, CO
Leg22 Boulder, CO to San Jose, CA
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