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Saturday’s Cross Country

Just like I promised, here is the plan for my first cross country with Dana.  My flight will consist of Flying from Westosha in Wilmot, Wisconsin, west to Monroe Airport in Monroe , then North to Watertown Airport in Watertown, then back south to good ‘ol Westosha.  The trip will be about 155 nautical miles (178 regular miles) and should take a little bit under two hours.  I tried a sample flight plan with the winds coming from the Northwest at 28 knots and got an average ground speed of 93 knots.  With those winds, the trip should take 1 hour and 42 minutes.  Saturday morning though, all those numbers will change (due to the winds) so I need to make sure to get up extra early to plan out my navigation log based on the winds.  Like usual, I’ll post my lesson shortly after.  

Thanks for reading!!!


-Evan Krueger

One Response to “Saturday’s Cross Country”

  1. Roger Wigfield Says:
    February 27th, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Have fun on your x-country. You can also verify your in route ground speed calculations by getting a speed check from flight following if you don't have a gps available.

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