Saturday, January 14, 2012

Flight to Big Bear City(L35)

This past week I flew into one of the 'official' high altitude/mountain airports in Southern California. At an elevation of 6752 feet and surrounded by higher terrain it's a good challenge. According to my research, it's the 3rd highest public airport in California after MMH(Mammoth Yosemite) at 7135ft, and O24(Lee Vining) at 6802ft.

But at the end of the day, it was a nice simple flight, winds out of the east at 8kts and close to standard temperature. Obviously additional wind or a higher temp/higher DA would have made it a much more 'interesting' flight.

Here's the GPS track: And for anyone interested in the raw KML: MYF-L35-2012-01-11.kml (Large 8MB file)

And, for my first time, an actual landing video.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

12JAN2012 VFR Charts

The chart updates for the 12 January 2012 cycle are now live. As always, be sure to check the status page and verify the correct versions.