I am excited to be taking my first overnight trip (KBED to KHYA) as a private pilot today! I’m staying with friends in Brewster, MA – in the heart of Cape Code – for the July 4th holiday.
The weather looks great (if a little warm to be strapped in to a tin can with no air conditioning), but the skies are clear and the winds calm. The flight commences at East Coast Aero Club in Bedford, MA where I will be picking up the Cessna 172M that I passed my checkride in back in November of last year. From there, I head south to navigate around the lower shelves of the Boston Class Bravo, towards Norwood (KOWD) and then Plymouth (KPYM). After that, I follow the east coast around to the cape, ultimately landing at Hyannis (KHYA). The estimated flight time is 42 minutes, and I’ll burn about 11 gallons of fuel.
As well as being excited due to this being my first overnight trip, I’m also thankful that I won’t have to sit on Route 3 for several hours, as thousands of weary city-dwellers crawl their way down to the beach. This is one of those rare occasions where GA is faster than any other mode of transport!
Also, I’ll be taking my brand new Bose A20s for their maiden flight, as well as my new iPad/Foreflight combo.
If you’re flying over the holiday, take care, and enjoy!