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Old 10-24-2020, 12:47 PM
Taltruda Taltruda is offline
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Another route to consider is I80 from SLC, Rock springs, Cheyenne, then turn for Kentucky. . There is a nice straight road under you at all times. I80 is fairly straight. I 70 is twisty.. like others said, it's depends on the winds and weather.
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Old 10-24-2020, 03:19 PM
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Even in the heart of winter, the course you mapped across the northern Sierra/Southern Cascades works really well. It is a broad plateau with nothing very high at all, lots of big meadows. Fly the leg from Fall River Mills to Susanville.

The Tehachapi route is good too, but a much bigger detour.

Once east of the Sierra, an alternative to the dogleg out to Battle Mountain would be to follow 395 down to Mojave, to Barstow, then follow I-40. It is a bit farther, but a lot less time out over lonely desert.
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Old 10-24-2020, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Taltruda View Post
Another route to consider is I80 from SLC, Rock springs, Cheyenne...
That's the one I flew at 12,000' in reverse.It was pretty boring. This was my leg from Denver to SLC:

P.S. Here's the return flight by El Paso:
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Old 10-26-2020, 02:17 PM
Maverick 4003 Maverick 4003 is offline
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Default Trip along S. Route

I-80 better E. bound, winds always from W., NW. Never much traffic.
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Old 11-03-2020, 08:57 AM
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Option B is a route along the Easter San Joaquin valley to Shafter/Bakersfield, Palmdale, Bullhead, then across. Keeps you lower altitudes and out of a lot of mountain area. Lots of places to divert to if weather suddenly changes on you.
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Old 11-03-2020, 11:49 PM
Jim Frisbie Jim Frisbie is offline
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Default Route

If you are starting in WA, fly the Columbia R Gorge from Troutdale to the Dalles.
It is beautiful. That puts you in E. Or. within easy traveling and good stops into Nevada south to S Utah, AZ & NM. From there you are in the plains & low country. This route takes the Sierras and S Rockies out of play. Just be ready to deal with weather issues, especially in NM & W Texas. The cloud decks tend to stack up against the stepping down terrain between Albuquerque and Denton Tx.
Enjoy your flight ! It sounds like a great adventure!
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Old 11-05-2020, 11:46 AM
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Flew an RV12 from Oregon to Indiana. If you can find a good path to Boise, the route through Pocatello and down through central Wyoming is easy. Of course it all depends on the weather and winds. Take your time and change up if weather dictates. BTW, New Mexico always beats the **** out of me every time I go that way.
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Old 11-05-2020, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by charosenz View Post
I am a fairly low time pilot (230 hours) and I plan to fly my RV6A from Washington State to Ky.
May I ask... is this the Honda powered RV-6 in your signature?
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