Florida to California In a 172 – MzeroA Flight Training

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Florida to California In a 172 – MzeroA Flight Training

everyone Jason Shepherd here of m0 a.com alongside Russ Wayne and Matt recapping the true cross-country flights from Florida to the AOPA Livermore fly-in and back and I wanted to really kind of give you a recap of everything Matt and Russ kicked off the first leg but honestly it was a day late I’m on a steely you know a half day late from when you guys want it to actually depart and you didn’t ever intend to plan for the first leg of Destin either did you yeah so right here we kind of ran into an interesting situation we were looking at the NEXRAD weather on the dine on and it was looking really really red and didn’t look really good at all initially ATC had given us some vectors around the weather and you know you kind of have to use all your available resources in the cockpit and one of those is actually just looking outside so the main thing we did was we actually looked outside and there were two huge cells and you can actually see directly through them and there they’re pretty far apart no lightning just some light rain and we could actually see Destin Oh in front of us so you got a good picture of it too yeah yeah so we actually just asked ATC just for vectors to go around it and so but like matt said the necks rate was just looking a horrible but outside why why a daylight and why Dustin originally we’re planning going to Panama City and everything else so whether you know Khalid a day that we were supposed to leave was was our main issue you’re up earlier they’re like 7 o’clock ready to go and you leave till tell probably 2 or something like that Wow and the other thing was just uh you know we knew we’re gonna be landing later in the day we didn’t want to drag the whole day out longer so we knew just airport position you know Destin was far closer to the hotels and stuff like that and we knew would just be a quick hop over to the hotel so that’s why we chose that instead super cool so an overnight and Dustin and then Ross woke up full of energy and decided to do his best jason Schappert impression let’s watch that clip real quick hey everyone Jason Shepard here with observing calm today we’re gonna take off from a class Delta Airport and I my co-pilot here or actually is the pilot I’m the co-pilot I’m sorry we’re gonna take off today yeah we’re just gonna fly out every sky fly it so please come and join us we’re gonna have such a great time see you have a good night guys bye that was actually pretty close pretty good but despite that you got your payback leaving Destin to Hammond super super bumpy and let’s see how Russ how much he really likes turbulence now oh yeah issue leaving there a small mechanical issue and which delayed us a little bit so our original plan was to fly into New Orleans for the evening and spend the night there but we ended up leaving again probably like two o’clock or so so we ended up just going to Hammond and then continuing on from there but yes we ended up having turbulence and more weather that we had to deal with we were really dealing with weather until across the Mississippi so um so that’s why I was it was so bumpy but yeah overnight in having them I know we continued on to emotional yeah yeah okay so we’ll continue on now let’s see that – Chennault again just that was an overnight though and Chennault correct yes okay so you can see now pretty straightforward flight there nothing yeah nothing to report nothing to report that’s that’s how it should be all that we’ve had something to report each leg it seems like so we left Chennault into San Marcos San Marcos she did have an overnight actually you guys were texting a bunch of cool photos of the yo there and everything else looking really really I actually have never been before it’s a very cool very modern FBO super cool so overnight and San Marcos continued on from San Marcos to San Angelo coming into there there was major storms over the dallas-fort Worth area earlier in the day at some flight schools that in that area they had planes are flipped over on the ramp and everything like that so when we got in there was it was perfectly clear there but right after we landed it got super super windy to the point where we made sure the plane was like tied down immediately because it was that windy remember ATP those guys was there they they were they believe yeah they actually had water their flight school told them they’re not allowed to leave so they actually booked him a hotel and then the state of other nights oh yeah Wow so next Russ’s idea to go to Roswell

oh yeah you want to see the aliens so actually Roswell looks super cool so nothing uneventful I did do an approach there the ceilings were you know probably a thousand feet so we were out by the the final approach fix but landing we had a quite a cool surprise yeah that looked you’ll see the the boneyard here and everything else looks Superman I know so you’re doing all the flying – I haven’t seen Russ I’m just sitting in the right seat the entire time just I think it’s on his phone right now doing something that doesn’t look like a taxiway diagram the boneyard super cool stuff yeah it’s American Airlines boneyard there so planes after planes after planes it just continued on forever Wow very very cool and something else I think you guys did very smart was it was two days in Roswell so a day of doing the touristy yeah because we were already late and so you know we were pushing push and just trying to see how far we can get and then finally we got here we were just we were just tired we’re exhausted yeah we felt like we were finally caught up – so just take a break and just have a day without flying relax and recharge yeah ya know very very smart and very very cool footage so we get we got to see some interesting ladies go into the Roswell museum with the foil on there those pictures you wanna share – is that so leaving Roswell – Demi no Demi is Arizona right okay starting to really deal with some mountains now that you’ve done that at all until there but it was a eventful flight pretty busy in that area mom and that’s why we had that hard turn there yeah but other than that a pretty uneventful flight and then into just two legs that day so calling an overnight in to Phoenix Goodyear why why stop here and so a bunch of our remote staff that helps with support works out at this Airport so we wanted to go hang out with them and see where they work and what they do out there so mm-hmm very Bernie another overnight then yes we call it a night and on takeoff you had an interesting oh yeah take off that’s taken the pitot tube and so we actually talked to the maintenance facility there they actually helped me out they let me borrow their compressed air and few things to get the you know static of pitot tube all and so we I blew compressor and get it out and put it back on and you know that was it was interesting because we took a few times well even before that I remember Matt you called me and I said you said you’re not getting air speed I said Matt it’s just dense the altitude you know you’re out there it’s going to take some time to show indicated airspeed you asked a few others hunter I believe when we remote support T number said the same thing so you went out try it again you got to what 20 I went and then fell back to zero yep and this that was after takeoff so this is twice you trying to take off Yeah right Wow gotcha so it’s just one of those things where if you feel something’s not right run with it yeah again I’m trying to give advice from 2,000 miles away it’s just an sale to don’t worry about it and that happens and it does happen however not as you experience it for sure it’s definitely something in there and how cool is it the aviation community just helping you know fellow pilots out yeah use our compressed air and the the benefits of flying with mechanic to helps a lot in those situations when a maintenance wise like that comes up so leaving Goodyear now or deal with some density altitude I’ve managed to grab fuel however it’s 1:00 p.m. no right yeah in the afternoon it’s crazy height yeah it was hot another thing is you know we’re from Florida yeah I don’t know the Palm Springs area I don’t know California and little did we know it was in a valley yeah I mean you can kind of see it on the chart but it doesn’t doesn’t do it justice so that was a huge factor as well it’s in a valley at 400 something feet and the mountains 8,000 feet so you’ll see this little circling takeoff up and out of there was was very much necessary but of course the the turbulence and the now getting some some ridge lift and ridge descents everything else this extreme little drop right here as soon as you hit this Ridge there you mentioned and rush you have some pictures of it too yes yes well kind of hanging by the prop I think you yell it oh yes and we were still descending and I was one other thing that that I learned you know we always talked about you know the power of unable um one thing we went through I bet we sat for 45 minutes after the initial flight planning phase just refining our route and making it perfect where we can sneak through all these meas and all this stuff and and have a perfect flight at 9,000 feet well of course all that went out the window when we submitted the flight plan and they sent us and they had us up to 12,000 feet there’s no way the 172 is going to twelve thousand feet really even 11,000 so um you know we’re trying gave it our best shot so literally just unable and

okay and it was that easy I mean they were there was no questions there is it was just done and that was it shows the power of using that word and and not you know trying to push things a little delayed leaving Goodyear which puts you at Palm Springs a little bit later so density altitude issues landed Bakersfield grab fuel there is no overnight your continuing on hoping to get to Livermore however as we’ll learn it’s you know one of the United States things to net remember how we have to also climb out when we were leaving Palm Springs is the you know we had to climb accelerate clones yeah step climbs everyone that’s that’s something that I’ve never had to do that Florida no night in Kentucky I mean that’s something I’m doing absolutely absolutely as well but it’s it’s if you don’t know that it’s there you yeah you know yes speed up to climb more so we leave Bakersfield grab some fuel we’re heading up hopefully to Livermore however you shared what kind of why you went into Hayward it’s now dark it’s IFR mm-hmm you just want to be at the the air force more approaches better approaches and what’s this is exactly thing right here trying to get into Hayward so Hayward is right in the way of Oakland’s air space so they actually had to halt all arrivals into Oakland so that we could do our approach into Hayward they were vectoring us left you know three six zero right one eight zero like 180-degree vectors around in circles mind you we were right on top of the clouds and you could only see the the mountains popping out through them yeah so that was pretty interesting but the the approach itself it was pretty interesting we they finally cleared us and he couldn’t made it clip more clear to us that the minute I could cancel please do so so finally we’re on our way in but obviously we’re being held up high to let the the arrivals go through and everything like that the issue was they had a huge descent in so we had a little bit of a programming issue with the avionics and we weren’t able to use the autopilot on the arrival so now you know our last flight after flying across the country I’m and now I’m flying a hand approach at night IMC and it was in a new airport and this was a different type of IMC in Florida were used to rain we’re using the fog and mist and stuff like that this was truly just you know like sea layer of stable strategy layer you read about and in your flying into a big city so you have the lights that are shining up into the cloud so it’s almost like daylight in the clouds Wow but the minute you pop out it was crystal clear and we the runway was right in front of us and there was no haze or anything it was it was very very cool it sounds like so you guys land you get uber to the hotel meanwhile this guy and I we’re on a Delta flight just relaxing that realizing off it unfolded and we come out and and Wayne and I get to cross the finish line here and make the flight from Hayward into Livermore albeit still in IFR flight some wait this is wings may not realize this this was Wayne’s the first time in actual Wayne this was really cool yeah brand-new working on just start working on this instrument and getting his first time in actual in California yeah pretty exciting there I was getting pretty optimistic yeah he’s getting optimistic when I saw that but which you’ll realize you’ll see on the FlightAware tract is how they just brought us back around so wrench into it yeah right back into Wayne I mean Wayne hand flew everything I was just the talking pilot for that leg and had the approach played out he seriously hand flew it all and showed him everything yeah you want to use the Autobot but but didn’t let him here sure so that was that was great landed back at Livermore in kinda there’s our fly to where path there you can kind of see they brought us way out into crazy how far out they took us to bring us back yeah way out you can see that flew past Hayward again and old Matt’s loops and then I’ll land it and then one thing we always do is a tradition whether it’s ash gosh it doesn’t matter we always take time as a team to go do cool things so Golden Gate Bridge hanging out there just see everything that’s the full House house that’s pretty cool I mean you go see that Lombardi Street so we got to drive down that and be we’re just do touristy things Wayne is blaring the horn right now that first is what she didn’t say everywhere yeah didn’t see weird always talk we couldn’t imagine like whether you own these houses there’s people just like stand in your backyard all the time this little barred street that you see coming down there so had a good time just being touristy and doing all that while we waited to set up for the Livermore fly-in so just a super fun time we’re big into our team building and everything else but except for one lane one to try to jump to one of them he did all the hills he was accelerating towards the hills trying to get the rental car airborne so that was know one of them allows rent cars anymore after the flying was over I did just one leg that day so the flying

was done it was Livermore back to Bakersfield it’s interesting to see this how much our routes really crossed so landed at Bakersfield had an overnight in Bakersfield Sol and plenty of daylight California Aeronautical University is one of our great partners that we work with and housed us and the kids they’re just super all use our course everything so it’s great to see them got up early in the morning and proceeded out to Bullhead City something super cool every single stop we had I post who had a fan come out to the FBO to meet us him in Bullhead City a gentleman came out away from Vegas just drove down almost an hour to come out and see us so the preflight out there there wasn’t much the airport looks like a small kind of casino town and this is getting ready now for the flight out to Sedona so if you watched our Grand Canyon video this is where we took off from leaving from Bullhead City this will be the shortened version of it obviously here taking off you can see there’s a little casino kind of river tugboats everywhere though very very popular but not a whole lot of infrastructure than the casino town around it something interests and which to watch for when we cut we’ll show you the on the way there so you’ll see the Grand Canyon here in a second I want you to watch this clip I’ll be the wing shot so here we are this clip right here look just under the just under the Mike Summa part and look at the mountains there you see this shadow and we didn’t I didn’t catch it until later you guys saw it on YouTube John saw it earlier is why he included in there in that plane what we have Matt we have a DSP from three different sources plus tcats active traffic so we have all these sources there was nothing known the avid I know how Medina and on the iPad there was nothing and maybe I’m like speculating but that looks like like a b-1 bomber commission and out there that’s that’s common that could that could happen so just super cool but nothing on my radar other than the creepy b1 looking shadows that was really neat though flying over the the Grand Canyon really easy process to called up Las Vegas home I want to operate in this corridor of the special flight rules area and they were super cool gave me a squawk code and just told me hey tell me when you’re done I had to keep it a little bit high through some of this just just to clear it and be through the corridors and not deal with the helicopters and everything else but this is now kind of leaving the Grand Canyon heading down to Sedona which I’ve been to by a handful of times now in my favorite places you can see the the Red Rocks there in Sedona is built up on a on a plateau on a Mesa so it it messes with your head when you’re on downwind and the city’s 3,000 feet below you but the airport’s so built up for everything else so it really messes with your eyes coming milling I believe we’re on base yeah we’re on base turning final you’ll get a lot of really nice to him to see how it’s built up the city’s down to the left and the airport’s built up at least a thousand feet above the city to the right there so now departing just grab fuel and Sedona took some great pictures you know I have a habit of using every little bit of runway so grab fuel you saw in this video this whole video is on YouTube as well we lean the mixture to get a maximum performance takeoff did a nice short field takeoff you know it’s not truly a short field I still want to use every little bit of runway so lose a part now they’re now heading up to Albuquerque and this is when it’s the same stuff Matt and rust that you ran into it’s now the afternoon this was still a little bit earlier in the day but by the time I got to Albuquerque it is it’s starting to get windy and I read the YouTube comments and Instagram comments they said it’s always windy in Albuquerque which is quite possible but it was it was bad because we’re laying there around two three o’clock and the winds were really starting to kick around Albuquerque actually made a great crosswind landing video for Instagram going in there but you can see the departure out of there again some more mountains not done with the mountains yet landing at Albuquerque you notice – we went to mostly with the exception of Sedona cuz we wanted to mostly bigger airports from here Albuquerque’s class Charlie went to Midland Texas almost done with the mountains had an overnight in Midland I love how it route crosses there that’s I think that’s super cool to see that we were across in the same parts of the country and everything else called it a night in Midland woke up super early on the way to Fort Worth Sphynx this is actually the only time I needed the IFR flight plan every other time I was truly VFR the only time I had to shoot an approach and broke out within plenty of time again that same nice Stratus stable layer stopped in Monroe which was honestly one of the the best FB O’s hospitality lies I’ve ever stopped I’m talking I got snacks they’ve got coffee it was just really just great great people great hospitality quick hop over to Panama City actually this was actually one of our longer legs this was right at that camp you can see it’s 252 on that leg stop there by the time we landed there

it was almost sunset and decided it’s an hour-and-a-half flight home made it home actually went home VFR the entire way so we didn’t cut the coast too much cuz oftentimes they’ll cut you over it’s called heaven intersection and it’s like 20 miles off the coast I’m not crazy at night over the ocean and it just didn’t seem like a good idea so when back safe and Ocala yeah but learned a lot as all of us at first instrument lessons first Jason Shepard impression we all learned a lot of things on our flight but we can’t wait to read your comments below this video on YouTube on Facebook and on and 0 a.com and anything else you want to see or any great video ideas you have please don’t hesitate to share them so enjoy the rest of your day and most importantly remember a good pilot is always looking take a two week free trial of our online ground school and see why a VA ssin consumer magazine named it the top online ground school on the market the first thing you’ll notice is that we never teach to the test we teach real-world skills they’re gonna keep you and your loved ones safe when you fly now it’s because of this real-world teaching you’ll pass your knowledge test and your check ride with flying colors with one membership you get access to all our courses plus weekly webinars with myself and this outstanding m0a comm team it’s really like an interactive TV show broadcast from our studio where you get to interact with a team of CF eyes we also offer live support and email support to make sure you succeed now one thing you’ll notice is that m0a is like nothing else on the market it is truly a flight training community geared towards making you a safer smarter pilot because a good pilot is always learning it’s much more than a slogan for us it is truly a mission so click below and take a two week and no-strings-attached a trial of our top rated private instrument commercial and FOI courses once you join our flight training community I promise you will never want to leave