Movement day is here. After checking in on the weather, I filed my flight plan and prepared to head west. My initial route would take me from Sherman Army Airfield (KFLV) to Cheyenne, Wyoming (KCYS). Total flight time was 3.2 hours and covered almost 430 nautical miles. I used Legend Aero Service and they had me in and out in no time flat (and the fuel was fairly cheap!!!). On the way out of Fort Leavenworth, I had to dodge a few heavy rain showers,, but nothing out of the ordinary. ATC did a good job getting me routed away from the heavier stuff.
The next leg would take me from Cheyenne to Ogden, UT. Total flight time was 2.4 hours and covered 395 nautical miles. The terrain really changed once I left Cheyenne. I choose this route because it was not as dangerous as crossing directly over the Colorado Rockies where the big pointy rocks tend to be a lot higher. The route I chose basically followed I-80, so I was sort of familiar with the route after driving it back in May. I cruised at 12,000 feet and as a precaution, donned the oxygen mustache... Landed in Ogden and parked at CB Jet Center. Again, nice FBO with fairly cheap fuel. I was in and out in about an hour.
The final leg to Reno was really quiet for the most part. I took off from Ogden and headed out over the Great Salt Lake. That was pretty cool to see from the air. Total time from Ogden to Reno was 2.7 hours and just under 380 nautical miles. A headwind that I managed to avoid for the first portion of the trip decided to make an appearance. It was enough to slow me down by a few knots. Due to getting out of Leavenworth late earlier in the morning, I ended up flying the last 45 minutes after sunset (and it was a beautiful sunset too!). So, now Mo is home in Reno and we can start exploring the area a little more.
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