Long Flights (Over 500 km) for 2001
June 2; LS-6B; 343 smi from Kelly Airpark to Leadville to South Blanca Ranch and return to Kelly Airpark; 4:44 time on course. Link to flight log. Below is a screen capture from SeeYou software of this flight.
June 10; LS-6B; 400 smi from Kelly Airpark to Taos Airport and return; 4:44 time on course. Link to flight log. First 1000 km attempt of the season. Aborted on first leg due to late start and slow progress into blue conditions.
June 16; LS-6B; 517 smi from Kelly Airpark to Santa Fe Ski Area to GPS coords SE of Salida and return; 7:00 hrs. Link to flight log. Second 1000 km attempt of the season. Aborted on third leg due to slow progress in recrossing Sangre crest and late start. Closest attempt yet.
June 17; LS-6B; 622.5 smi (1002 km) from Kelly Airpark to a GPS coord point 20 miles SE of Laramie to Greenhorn Valley Airport to Estes Park and return; 8:20 hrs. Link to flight log. Third 1000 km attempt of the season. Finally made it! FAI approved US #85, International #390.