My 1997 Long Flights
May 31; AS-W20; 262 sm from Kelly Airpark, CO to Ft.
Garland and return; 6:40 flight time.
Thermal, low cloudbases (14K early, 14-16K later). Low at Canon City for 2 hrs. 50+ mile best L/D final glide around Pikes, Pk.
June 15; AS-W20; 272 sm from Taos, NM to Lobo Pk (Remote Start) to Santa Fe Ski, Blanca Pk, and return; 4:26 flight time.
June 18; AS-W20; 407 sm from Taos, NM to Pikes Pk to Ghost Ranch and return; 6:20 flight time. Aborted 750 km triangle attempt #1.
June 20; AS-W20; 397 sm from Taos, NM to Hartsel, CO, to Creede, CO and return; 6:44 flight time. Aborted 750 km triangle attempt #2.
June 21; AS-W20; 399 sm from Taos, NM (Lobo Pk remote start/finish) to Moriarty to South Fork, CO and return; 5:01 flight time. Aborted 750 km triangle attempt #3.
September 7; AS-W20; 270.1 sm from Kelly Airpark to Salida to Mosca Pass, and return; 5:06 flight time.
September 13; AS-W20; 279.9 sm from Canon City,CO to
Rio Costilla Ski Area,NM, Pikes Pk, and return; 5:15 flight time.
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