Cross Country Flying in Microlight Aircraft

The author, an aviation entrepreneur, felt that cross country flying would be a good way to test his microlight aircraft (and provide a business justification for the vacation!)



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The microlight aircraft cross-country flying adventure began on the west coast with mountains to cross.
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Keith Nicely, the author's companion pilot on the trip.
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Microlight aircraft pilot and entrepreneur Jack McCornack.
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In flight on a cloudy day.
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The author jokes with a friendly state trooper.
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The eastern U.S. leg of the journey provided an extended opportunity to test home-brewed alcohol as aviation fuel.
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The ground crew.
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The two aeronauts stayed in visual contact and communicated via hand signals.
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Mt Rushmore as seen from the air near sunset.
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Taking off for another day in the air.
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