Exploring the world in the Beechcraft Bonanza

Yes, both on Google and Bing, with different dates (multiple lanes, different timed pictures on google)

Bing Feb 2014, open and deserted
Bing map view shows a cul-de-sac with a bus shelter
Google March 2019, open and empty
Google Sep 2019, road closed signs, cul-de-sac with a bus shelter visible
Google map view shows empty terrain, looks like the cul-de-sac has been removed (traces left, barricades)
Google Jan 2021, construction going on (Golfair transit hub, North Corridor / Green Line)

From different angles Sep 2019 is when the construction fences went up. The circus must be from before the temporary bus stop was placed there.

Fun, developments recorded in map views

Now PG data, which Google has there, shows the same as its map view. Bing must have used a different source for PG data, which is made by planes flying over on parallel lines. If it’s the same as in the rest of the USA it will be from some time in 2014 or 2015.

Googling for circus in that location I only got this, an ad from Jan 2015
613 Golfair Blvd., two Universoul Circus tents for rehearsal, not open to public, $200,000.
That’s only a couple houses down from the intersection and the color scheme matches with a Universoul circus tent.


That circus was there in Jacksonville but not in that spot. It looks more like a practice or storage location since there’s no public parking for visitors.

Fun puzzle lol.

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Leg 302, Lesesne, Berkeley County, South Carolina to Peachtree City, Georgia, USA

DAY06_19.PLN (10.6 KB)

I got 5 hours in before Claudette hit. The game was struggling (for other reasons) and with no visibility coming in soon there was no point trying to fix the tree issues. It was the runaway memory bug again, induced by the heavily forested PG area which get covered over with auto gen trees. A lethal combination for my system, triggering the slow downward spiral to sub 5 fps while memory usage climbs up over 30GB ram in use.

06-19 Lesesne 6SC1 6:22 AM
06-19 Spirit Field 3SC2 6:29 AM
06-19 St Mathews 99SC 6:38 AM
06-19 North AF Aux KXNO 6:47 AM
06-19 August Rgnl At Bush Field KAGS 7:06 AM Augusta PG Area
06-19 Prater Ranch 3GE8 7:44 AM
06-19 Rambos Field SC92 7:55 AM
06-19 Greenwood Co KGRD 8:00 AM
06-19 Triple Tree SC00 8:12 AM
06-19 Chandelle SC72 8:17 AM
06-19 Hartness SC58 8:21 AM Short runway
06-19 Greenvill Downtown KGMU 8:27 AM Greenville PG Area
06-19 Pickens Co KLQK 8:51 AM
06-19 Oconee Co Regl KCEU 9:01 AM
06-19 Tokeena Air Park SC96 9:06 AM Trees at end of runway
06-19 Mustang Field 0GA1 9:11 AM
06-19 Airnautique, Inc 0GA2 9:15 AM
06-19 Franklin County 18A 9:22 AM
06-19 Hudson River Landing 33GA 9:27 AM
06-19 Doug Bolton Field 02GA 9:31 AM Short field
06-19 Jackson Co KJCA 9:35 AM
06-19 Aiken Field 85GA 9:39 AM Short ‘runway’
06-19 The Flying W Ranch GA01 9:44 AM Terrible performance, trees on top of PG trees
06-19 Stoney Point Field 6GA0 10:00 AM Roswell PG Area 34°3’31"N 84°23’24"W
06-19 Cobb County Intl-Mccollum Field KRYY 10:17 AM Marietta PG Area very low fps
06-19 Dobbins Air Reserve Base KMGE 10:25 AM
06-19 Dekalb-Peachtree KPDK 10:34 AM Runway tears Atlanta PG Area
06-19 Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta I KATL * 11:03 AM Riversdale PG Area
06-19 Atlanta Rgnl Falcon Field KFFC 11:29 AM down to sub 5fps, 30 GB RAM in use

Flight time 5:07 28 stops

Early morning at Lesesne airstrip

Heading out over Lake Marion

Clarendon County

First stop at Spirit Field

Flying by Pack’s Landing

Maybe one day FS2020 will get mangroves and swamp lands

Aiken County math puzzle, calculate the tillable area!

New Ellenton

Flying out of Augusta Regional by Huntsman Pigments

To Augusta, Georgia, located near the South Carolina border (across the Savannah river)

Augusta Museum of History below (green roof)

Home to an exhibit on James Brown (1933-2006) an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer, and bandleader, known as the “Godfather of Soul”, “Mr. Dynamite”, and “Soul Brother No. 1”

Jessye Norman Amphitheatre

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

Meadow Garden, 18th-century historic house museum that was once the home of politician George Walton (signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia)

Downtown along Broad St

Augusta Mall along the I 520

Augusta Exchange at the interchange between I 520 and I 20

Thurmond Lake Dam aka J. Strom Thurmond Dam and earlier as Clarks Hill Dam, completed 1954

Savannah River in Lincoln County near Double Branches

Landing at Prater Ranch across Clarks Hill Lake

Taking a look a bit higher up, Savannah Lakes Village Tara Golf Club and Baker Creek State Park

Saluda River

Landing at Greenville Downtown Airport after flying over Haywood Mall

Chick-fil-A spotted, born in Atlanta’s Greenbriar Mall in 1967 by Truett Cathy, over 2,600 locations today

Bon Secours Wellness Arena home to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (ice hockey)

Grace Church

Fluor Field (minor-league ball), modeled after the Boston Red Sox’s famed field

Peace Center (performing arts theater) in downtown Greenville

Continuing on over Sterling

Vulcan Materials Company, Lakeside Quarry

Calhoun, Clemson, South Carolina

Lake Hartwell

Landing at Mustang Field

Over Hartwell Marina

Airnautique Inc Airport-0GA2

Landing at The Flying W Ranch

Crippling combination of PG forest with autogen trees over top

Lanier Islands

Buford Dam on Lake Lanier, letting the Chattahoochee river through

Martin Marietta - Cumming Quarry

Landing at Stoney Point Field

Alpharetta in northern Fulton County, Georgia, I can see Claudette approaching in the distance

Titans (field) in Roswell

Harrison Park in Marietta

Landing at Crobb County Intl-Mccollum Field

Viking Quarry Lake next to the airport

Dobbins Air Reserve Base, the storm is getting closer

This was bound to happen with the way the sim is lagging from the PG forests

Runway tears, runway quakes, ground shifting up and down in tiles while landing, trip 'n flip

I 75 in Cumberland

HWY 400 in North Buckhead, Atlanta

‘Flying the pattern’ into Dekalb-Peachtree Airport

Tight turns are great for slowing down!

Dramatic entry to Atlanta, the capital of Georgia. Home to Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Atlanta played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement

Midtown Atlanta

Hotel District

Peachtree Center

Most of the structures that make up the district were designed by Atlanta architect John C. Portman, Jr.

Georgia State Capitol, built in 1889, houses the Georgia Capitol Museum

Peachtree Fountains Plaza

Mercedes-Benz Stadium (construction site), Georgia International Plaza and State Farm Arena

The building on the left (Georgia Dome) is gone, currently The Home Depot Backyard (park)

Georgia Dome was imploded on November 17th 2017

Mercedes-Benz Stadium broke ground on May19th 2014

Georgia World Congress Center

The Gathering Spot ATL (country club) and Hyatt House Atlanta-Downtown (construction)

Hyatt House Atlanta-Downtown opened on July 7 2015, data is from 2014

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport approach over Porsche Experience Center Atlanta

I feel small, one of the busiest airport hubs in the world

Maynard H Jackson Jr International Terminal, flying around exploring the airport

All the way at the other end, Atlanta Domestic Airport

Ooh that looks more my size, those tunnels below

South Terminal Parkway

Parking Terminal South

And back along North Terminal Parkway, tight squeeze, higher obstruction on this side

Claudette is getting very close now, lightning is increasing

Fayetteville, 22 miles south of downtown Atlanta

Final stop today at Atlanta Rgnl Falcon Field

Landing at 2 to 5 fps is not fun, I should have restarted the game 3 stops ago. But since it looks like visibility will be gone any moment now, I’ll go enjoy the sunny weather up in Canada

Tomorrow more of Georgia, some of Alabama and heading to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Leg 303, Peachtree City, Georgia via Alabama to Tifton, Georgia, USA

DAY05_20.PLN (7.6 KB)

A double leg today. First flying through the tail of Claudette in the morning. Then after a 5 and a half hour break (enjoying the local weather) continuing on in clear skies with a beautiful sunset at the end.

06-20 Atlanta Rgnl Falcon Field KFFC 7:42 AM Peachtree City PG Area
06-20 Griffin-Spalding County 6A2 7:53 AM fps already down to 5
Terrible stuttering, already up to 29 GB RAM, end task, restart
Internet connection problems, game stuck on loading screen, restart routers, end task, restart
06-20 Griffin-Spalding County 6A2 8:23 AM Griffin PG Area, 27 knot winds
06-20 Broken Ranch GA76 8:46 AM Marker in the wrong place
06-20 Macon Downtown KMAC KMAC 9:02 AM Macon PG Area
06-20 Middle Georgia Rgnl KMCN 9:22 AM
06-20 Butler Mun 6A1 9:36 AM
06-20 Columbus KCSG 9:54 AM PG Area
06-20 Auburn University Rgnl KAUO 10:24 AM Auburn PG Area
06-20 Lanett Mun 7A3 10:41 AM
06-20 Lagrange-Callaway KLGC 10:51 AM Lagrange PG Area
06-20 Anniston Rgnl KANB 11:28 AM Anniston PG Area
06-20 Talladega Mun KASN 11:46 AM
06-20 St Clair Co KPLR 11:56 AM
3:54
06-20 St Clair Co KPLR 5:33 PM
06-20 Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Intl KBHM 5:54 PM Internet connection problems
06-20 Bessemer KEKY 6:34 PM Birmingham PG Area
06-20 Shelby County KEET 6:41 PM
06-20 Ware Island 01AL 6:57 PM
06-20 Maxwell Afb KMXF 7:15 PM Montgomery PG Area
06-20 Troy Muni At N Kenneth Campbel KTOI 7:45 PM
06-20 Dothan Rgnl KDHN 8:04 PM Dothan PG Area
06-20 Early Co KBIJ 8:25 PM
06-20 Southwest Georgia Rgnl KABY 8:41 PM
06-20 Henry Tift Myers KTMA 8:57 PM

Flight time 7:18 22 stops

Atlanta Rgnl Falcon Field, ready for departure, sort of

Fayette County, still getting dumped on by the remainder of Claudette

Heads Creek in Spalding County

Griffin-Spalding County, a little break now and then

Griffin-Spalding County Airport

The break didn’t last, after reloading (ram and internet issues) the rain had moved back in

Griffin in 27 knot winds

N6th st - E Broad St

E Taylor St - S Hill St

Griffin Memorial Stadium (on my right)

High Falls Lake

The mystery of Broken Ranch, not where the marker is

This is the ‘runway’ I believe, now to turn around and find it again

A little break from the rain helps, the ‘runway’ starts where the lonely trees stick out

Safely down, ah I can charge my HEV suit here

Lake Juliette

Ocmulgee River, probably a bit bigger for a few days

Town Creek into Jevos Lucas Lake

Jevos Luca Lake

Jones County, power lines are easy to follow here

Macon Downtown Airport

Macon in central Georgia

St Joseph Catholic Church

Central City Park on the Comulgee River, home to the Cherry Blossom Festival

Across the river is the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Further over Macon County

Graphic Packaging International

Flash photography

Middle Georgia Regional Airport

Butler Municipal Airport

Columbus Airport Approach

Columbus Airport

St Francis Hospital

Columbus in western Georgia

Eagle & Phenix Dam in the Chattahoochee River

Golden Park stadium, Columbus Civic Center and South Commons Softball Complex further back

E 10th st - 6th Ave

First Presbyterian Church

Next stop Auburn University Rgnl Airport

Jordan-Hare Stadium, home of the Auburn’s Tigers at Auburn University

Not much else to spot in this weather

Lanett Municipal Airport, getting brighter

West Point Powerhouse at Maple Creek (lake) on the Chattahoochee River

Milliken & Company at LaGrange

LaGrange, the county seat of Troup County

Lafayette Fountain

R. l. Harris Dam on the Tallapoosa River

Oxford, Alabama

Anniston, the county seat of Calhoun County

Home to the World’s Largest Office Chair

Talladega Municipal Airport

Talladega Superspeedway

Great racing and made for a lovely movie as well

Lincoln, Alabama on the Coosa River

St Clair Airport

Time for a break. It was a lovely day out here, good day to take the crossroads bike out on the trails.

St Clair Airport, 5 1/2 hours later, all cleared up

St Clair County

Birmingham Race Course, live greyhound racing

Not anymore, another casualty of the pandemic

Norfolk Southern North Tower

The ultimate game of Frogger

Northfolk Southern Norris Yard

Ruffner Baseball Park in Irondale

Lawson Field Stadium and Hawk’s View Overlook on the right

Birmingham-Shuttelsworth International airport at the end of my turn

Vulcan Materials Company in Birmingham

ABC Coke in Tarrant

CEMEX - Birmingham Cement Plant

ERP COKE in Harriman Park district

Birmingham, the seat of Jefferson County

Birmingham Downtown

Regions Field at Railroad Park Foundation

American Freight (Sears Outlet) in Glen Iris district

Wells Fargo ICCC at 210 Wildwood Pkwy, that building caught my attention

Huntington Park in Jefferson County

Bessemer Airport

Kirkpatrick Concrete Inc

Vulcan Materials Company in Celera

There sure are a lot of holes in Alabama

Alabama Power Co on the Coosa River, landing on Ware Island

Approach to Ware Island Airport over the Coosa River, Hwy 55 behind me

Another Alabama Power Co dam in Coosa County on the Coosa River

Maxwell Air Force Base

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery (empty field, opened April 2018)

Informally known as the National Lynching Memorial, commemorating the Black victims of lynching in the USA. It is intended to focus on and acknowledge past racial terrorism and advocate for social justice

Freedom Rides Museum and Rosa Parks Museum at the tip of my wing

Court Square Fountain - Artesian Basin and Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium

Riverwalk along Gun Island Chute (river)

Commerce st

Alabama State Capitol (left) and Supreme Court of Alabama (right)

Civil Rights Memorial on Washington Ave

Alabama Department of Archives & History, First White House of the Confederacy (Built 1835, residence of Jefferson Davis during the Civil War).and Alabama State Capitol

Troy Muni At N Kenneth Campbel

Dothan Regional Airport

N Oates St in Dothan lccated in in Dale, Henry, and Houston counties

Dothan City Civic Center

Gulf State Cold Storage on Columbia Hwy

Alabama-Georgia border formed by the Chattahoochee river, heading back into Georgia

Early County Airport

Arlington, Georgia

Calhoun County

Sunset over Georgia

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport

Albany, Georgia

Dougherty County, looks like I’ll be ending back in the rain

Tifton - Baseball Field next to WXJF-FM Omega radio tower

Tifton in Tift County, Georgia

Final stop today at Henry Tift Myers Airport

Well done crew, you can take those sunglasses off now

Next leg, to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Leg 304, Tifton, Georgia via Florida to Fairhope, Alabama, USA

DAY06_21.PLN (14.2 KB)

Exploring the coast along the Gulf of Mexico. The day started out very nice yet the rain moved in later in the morning. PG Areas are a bit less dense here, yet still a lot of detail to explore. Hitting every PG area is the goal! (Although meanwhile new ones have been added in Europe, another day)

06-21 Henry Tift Myers KTMA 6:23 AM
06-21 Moody Afb KVAD 6:34 AM
06-21 Valdosta Rgnl KVLD 6:41 AM
06-21 Finlayson Farm 9FL8 6:52 AM
06-21 Jefferson Landings 74FL 6:55 AM
06-21 Berry Grove 7FA8 7:01 AM
06-21 Charlotte’s Field 53FD 7:09 AM
06-21 Tallahassee Intl KTLH 7:19 AM PG Area
06-21 Flat Creek 5FL6 7:41 AM Jim Woodruff Lock 30°42’30.3"N 84°51’48.7"W
06-21 Lawrence 1FD0 7:55 AM
06-21 Hammock 5XFL 8:02 AM
06-21 Carrabelle-Thompson X13 8:19 AM
06-21 Dog Island FA43 8:25 AM
06-21 St George Island F47 8:37 AM
06-21 Apalachicola Mun KAAF 8:41 AM
06-21 Costin A51 8:49 AM
06-21 Mexico Beach KMEX 8:58 AM
06-21 Tyndall AIr Force Base KTYY 9:00 AM
06-21 Tyndall Afb KPAM 9:03 AM
06-21 Panama City-Bay Co Intl KPFN 9:10 AM Panama City PG Area
06-21 Panama City Beach Airstrip FA07 9:25 AM
06-21 Destin-Ft Walton Beach KDTS 9:55 AM
06-21 Eglin Afb/Destin-Ft Walton Beach KVPS 10:02 AM
06-21 Eglin Air Force Base KEGG 10:05 AM
06-21 Wright KWRG 10:09 AM
06-21 Eglin Test Site B6 FL34 10:15 AM
06-21 George T McCutchan 8FL6 10:19 AM
06-21 Whiting Field Nas South KNDZ 10:23 AM
06-21 Spencer NOLF KNRQ 10:29 AM PACE PG Area 30°36’23"N 87°10’49"W
06-21 Pensacola Intl KPNS 10:44 AM
06-21 Garcon Field 24FL 10:48 AM Gulf Breeze PG Area 30°21’59"N 87°10’30"W
Pensacola PG Area 30°24’26"N 87°13’5"W
06-21 Pensacola Nas/Forrest Sherman KNPA 10:59 AM
06-21 Ferguson 82J 11:02 AM
06-21 Perdido Winds Airpark AL08 11:08 AM
06-21 Barin NOLF KNBJ 11:11 AM
06-21 Edwards KJKA 11:15 AM
06-21 Dauphin Island KEAF 11:26 AM Traffic on ‘runway’
06-21 Jeremiah Denton 4R9 11:35 AM
06-21 H L Sonny Callahan KCQF 11:42 AM
06-21 Klumpp AL78 11:47 AM

Flight time 5:13 39 stops

Departure from Henry Tift Myers Airport

Leaving Tifton behind before sunrise

There she is, above Cook County

That’s my Germanic background speaking, the sun is regarded as male in English speaking countries. Same with the moon, male in Germanic countries, female in English countries. In Russian its different again and the gender of the moon depends on the phase, Luna is feminine, while Mesyats (waxing half moon) is female.

Berrien County

Flying out of Moody Air Force Base

Valdosta

Landing at Valdosta Regional Airport

Highgrove Farm

Brooks County

Finlayson Farm

Jefferson Landings, Thor follows me where ever I go

Berry Grove

Berry Grove Airport

Charlotte Field

Upper Lake Lafayette and Piney Z Lake

Tallahassee International Airport

Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium, named for its longtime Hall of Fame coach

Tallahassee is home to Florida State University

C.K. Steele Plaza (bus stop) in Tallahassee, the state capital of Florida

Florida State Capitol (1977 skyscraper) and Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Interesting configuration…

First Baptist Church of Tallahassee

Continuing on to Jim Woodruff Lock on the Apalachicola River at Chattahoochee

Holding back Lake Seminole

Hammock Airport

Carrabelle-Thompson Airport at Tate’s Hell State Forest

Named after Cebe Tate, a 45 year old local farmer plagued by a panther that kept attacking his livestock.

There a multiple versions of the local lore

Dog Island, Florida at St George Sound

Dog Island Airport

Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

Apalachicola Municipal Airport

Costin Airport in Gulf County

T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

Mexico Beach in Bay County, Florida

Tyndall Air Force Base

Westrock in Panama City along East Bay

Panama City-Bay Co Intl

Looks like this airport has been closed for a while, yep closed October 2010

Hampton Harbour along Grand Lagoon

Rick Seltzer Park

Hotel Edwater Beach Resort and the M. B. Miller County Pier sticking out

Shipwreck Island Waterpark

Hidden Lagoon Super Race Track and Golf

Panama City Beach City Pier

Pinnacle Port between Philips Inlet and Powell Lake

Henderson Beach State Park, Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club

and the Mid-Bay Toll Bridge accros Choctawhatchee Bay

Henderson Beach State Park

Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport

Eglin Air Force Base

Wright Airport

Eglin Test Site B6 at Camp James E. Rudder

Spencer NOLF Airport, helicopter training site

Santa Rosa Energy Center

Plant Crist on the Escandia River

North Northwest Pensacola

Pensacola International Airport

Garcon Field in Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park

Plaza De Luna Memorial Monument in Pensacola

Statue of Spanish conquistador Don Tristan de Luna

Admiral Fetterman Field at Community Maritime Park

Bayou Chico Bridge

Pensacola Nas-Forrest Sherman

Home to the National Naval Aviation Museum

Jack Edwards National Airport

Gulf Highlands

Baldwin County

Fort Morgan, 19th century military fort at Fort Morgan aka Fort Bowyer, Baldwin County, Alabama

The Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Jeremiah Denton Airport on Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island Bridge Hwy 193

H. L. Sonny Callahan - Fairhope Airport

FInal stop today at Klumpp Airport near Fairhope

Looks like it’s no longer in use, an over grown field while the ‘terminal’ area is used for storing campers and boats (Street view from April 2011)

It says it’s operational (2013 data) and has been around since 1987, private strip
https://www.airport-data.com/airport/AL78/

To Mobile and New Orleans tomorrow, further along the coast.

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Leg 305, Fairhope, Alabama via Mississippi to Lafayette, Lousiana,USA

DAY06_22.PLN (9.6 KB)

Mobile, New Orleans and Baton Rouge are on today’s menu. There was a heavy thunderstorm in New Orleans, the constant flashing started wearing on my nerves. Louisiana is the 2nd-most lightning-prone state and it proved it today. (Florida is first where I had plenty lightning as well)

06-22 Klumpp AL78 7:18 AM
06-22 Belforest AL61 7:20 AM Spanish Fort PG Area 30°40’12" 87°53’30"W
06-22 Mobile Downtown KBFM 7:45 AM Mobile PG Area
06-22 Mobile Regl KMOB 7:51 AM
06-22 Skywest Airpark 62AL 7:55 AM
06-22 Helena KHEM 8:02 AM
06-22 Lott Intl KPQL 8:05 AM
06-22 Ocean Springs 5R2 8:15 AM
06-22 Keesler Afb KBIX 8:24 AM
06-22 Gulfport-Biloxi Intl KGPT 8:29 AM Gulfport PG Area 30°21’55"N 89°5’23"W
06-22 Diamondhead 66Y 8:41 AM
06-22 Turkey Bayou Airpark 5MS2 8:52 AM Short, broken ‘runway’
06-22 Birdwin 7LA1 9:16 AM Unclear runway
06-22 South Lafourche KGAO 9:31 AM
06-22 New Orleans NAS JRB/Alvin Callender Field KNBG 9:42 AM New Orleans PG Area
06-22 Armstrong New Orleans Intl KMSY 10:21 AM
06-22 Lakefront KNEW 10:32 AM
06-22 St John The Baptist Parish KAPS 10:49 AM
06-22 Stevens strip 32LS 11:03 AM
06-22 Sheridan’s Strip 44LS 11:06 AM Short strip, trees
06-22 Hammond Mun KHDC 11:08 AM
06-22 Plane Crazy 25LA 11:13 AM Very short
06-22 Rebel Field 0LA9 11:20 AM
06-22 Baton Rouge Metropolitan, Ryan KBTR 11:29 AM Baton Rouge PG Area
06-22 Castille Field LA16 12:11 PM
06-22 Lafayette Rgl KLFT 12:19 PM

Flight time 5:01 25 stops

Departure time, Klumpp airport in the morning, scattered showers on the radar

Dreary morning in Fairhope, Alabama

Spanish Fort on D’Olive Bay and Lake Forest

At Spanish Fort Blvd - Old SPanish Trail

Meaher State Park between the Blakeley River and Apalachee River

Mobile along Mobile River

Mobile Government Plaza

Mobile Civic Center (left) and Mobile convention center (on the river)

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

USS Alabama served for 5 years from 1942 to 1947, mainly in the Pacific. Ended up here in 1964.

Landing at Mobile Downtown Airport

Helena Airport in Helena, Mississippi

Lott International Airport

Pascagoula River

I 10 at Seventh Bayou

The road is basically a bridge over the Bayou, built on concrete supports

Landing at Ocean Springs Airport in Gulf Park Estates

Bay Marine Boat Works in Biloxi on the Gulf of Mexico

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi

Keesler Air Force Basse

We can use some of that rain up here!

Gulfport, the second-largest city in Mississippi (after Jackson)

Turkey Bayou Airpark

Bit of an odd situation

Not sure what’s going on here, looks alright on Bing maps although the marker was also in the wrong place. Google street view shows parked planes along a worn runway in 2021, it’s there

Enough with the dreary weather, to the sun shine above the clouds

Over Biloxi State Wildlife Management Area

Chandeleur Sound

Eloi Bay, Louisiana

Hwy 300 below at Wood Lake

Started my descent over Black Bay

The Mississippi river

Plaquemines Parish

Wilkinson Bay

Mud Lake

Snail Bay

Kings Canal and Yankee Canal

Lafourche Parish

The terrain quality is so so here, but what a spectacle in the sky

Bayou Perot

Arriving in New Orleans at Bell Crevasse

Most of the docks are sunken, a common problem with PG data

St Louis Cathedral (18th century church) at Jackson Square

At Café Fleur De Lis (below) looking for Bourbon St, not easy in this weather

Found it, Bourbon St at Bienville st, Iberville st ahead

Heart of New Orleans’ French quarter

Mardi Gras aka Fat Tuesday on Bourbon St

Some think Mardi Gras may be linked with the ancient Roman pagan celebrations of spring and fertility such as Saturnalia, which dates back to 133–31 BC, honoring the god of agriculture, Saturn. In Christianity it celebrates the last fatty meal before Lent season. On Bourbon st it’s boobs for beads.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome home to the New Orleans Saints

Before 2011 it was simply known as the Louisiana Superdome, which served as shelter during the 2005 hurricane Katrina that flooded New Orleans. The company I worked for donated a bunch of our street nav systems which helped locate people trapped in their houses. Rescue boats could navigate the streets via GPS to the right house. It was a bit less convenient for helicopters as it kept routing them along the streets, but still helped find the right address while everything was hardly recognizable from the air.

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen at Spanish Plaza

New Orleans Fairgrounds, longtime horse-racing and festival spot

John Ryan Stadium and Metairie Country Club in Shrewsbury

Airline Dr at Causeway Blvd

Armstrong New Orleans Intl

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, straight across the middle of the lake to Lewisburg

New Orleans Lakefront Airport

Breakwater Park and Bucktown Harbor Marina

Suburban Canal in Jefferson Parish

Elmwood Canal at Metairie

Duncan Canal at Kenner

A lot of pumping action to keep New Orleans dry

Continuing on, at St John The Baptist Parish

I 55 through Owl Bayou

Joyce Wildlife Management Area

Copart - Baton Rouge (salvaged car auction)

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

I can see my shadow, is it clearing up?

O.K. Allen Bridge in Baton Rouge across the Mississippi River

Port of Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana

Exxon Baton Rouge

Mid City North, all the things you never see with auto-gen scenery

Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge

Currently the gambling operations are moved from the river boat onto shore, planned to be completed in 2022. Perhaps she will sail once again.

Louisiana State Capitol (constructed 1930-1932)

Laurel St at 3rd St

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol (completed 1849)

Horace Wilkinson Bridge at the Port Of Greater Baton Rouge (south side of the city)

Iberville Parish

Whiskey Bay Pilot Channel

Atchatalaya River in the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge

Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge is where one of my wife’s favorite shows is made

Bayou La Rose

Lafayette Regional Airport in southern Louisiana

Final stop for today, more scattered showers ahead

Next leg, I’ll be moseying on down to Texas.

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Not sure where in Texas you plan to visit, but Austin (including the state capitol and the University of Texas campus) is very well represented in photogrammetry, and I found I was able to land on top of the UT basketball stadium (large circular building with a flat top on the south side of campus) although that’s probably more difficult in a Bonanza compared to the Shock Ultra I was using. :slight_smile:

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Leg 306, Lafayette, Lousiana to Austin, Texas, USA

DAY06_23.PLN (8.8 KB)

Houston and Austin have great PG Areas. The weather cooperated as well today, great flight.

06-23 Lafayette Regl KLFT 7:06 AM
06-23 Tee Brad’s 13LS 7:15 AM
06-23 Little Pecan Island 3LA4 7:28 AM
06-23 Nunez LA12 7:32 AM
06-23 Cameron Airstrip 1LS5 7:43 AM
06-23 Texas Menhaden Strip XS76 7:56 AM
06-23 Seafood Warehouse Park XS77 8:13 AM Galveston PG Area 29°19’4"N 94°47’10"W
06-23 Scholes Intl At Galveston KGLS 8:32 AM
06-23 Austinia TS50 8:40 AM Johnson Space Center 29°33’7"N 95°5’52"W
06-23 Ellington KEFD 8:51 AM
06-23 William P Hobby KHOU 8:56 AM Houston PG Area 29°45’29"N 95°21’12"W
06-23 George R Brown Convention Center 29°45’08.9"N 95°21’27.3"W 9:31 AM San Jacinto Monument 29°45’0"N 95°4’51"W
06-23 George Bush Intercontinental KIAH 10:01 AM The Woodlands PG Area 30°9’25"N 95°27’31"W
06-23 Baytown KHPY 10:18 AM
06-23 Ferris 25TA 10:22 AM
06-23 Rogers 9TA3 10:25 AM
06-23 Roeder 49TA 10:27 AM Mind the power lines
06-23 Dunham Field 1XS1 10:31 AM Kingwood PG Area 30°2’32" 95°13’12"W
06-23 Lake Bonanza 33TA 10:53 AM
06-23 Easterwood Field KCLL 11:14 AM
06-23 Texas A And M Flight Test Station 83TX 11:18 AM
06-23 Coffield Regl KRCK 11:28 AM
06-23 Bird’s Nest KEDC 11:39 AM Austin PG Area 30°15’36"N 97°45’0"W
06-23 Austin-Bergstrom Intl KAUS 12:21 PM

Flight time 5:15 23 stops

Lafayette Regional Airport, ready for take off

The sun is up, Lafayette just doesn’t know it yet

Over Lafayette Parish

Tee Brad’s Airport in Vermilion Parish

White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area

Grand Lake

Little Pecan Island in Cameron Parish

Little Pecan Island Airport

Cameron

Cameron Airstrip, yep still more lightning

Odd dotted rectangular ponds near Smith Oaks Sanctuary in Texas

Smith Oaks Sanctuary

Galveston on the Galveston Channel, an island city on the Gulf Coast of Texas

Pier 10

1892 Bishop’s Palace and Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Texas International Terminal

First time I see a ship with that hatches all open, maybe you can land a small helicopter inside

Scholes Intl At Galveston

Port of Texas City

Johnson Space Center where NASA Mission Control Center is located

No PG data here, so a closer look at the good old shuttle

What mission control is looking at

Houston, a large metropolis in Texas, home to just over 7 million people

University of Houston

TDECU Stadium, home of the Houston Cougars, almost finished here

Texas Dow Employees Credit Union Stadium opened on August 29th 2014 replacing the old Robertson Stadium which served the university since 1946, demolished end 2012.

University of Houston-Campus Recreation & Wellness Center

Toyota Center, home to the Houston Rockets, Space Jam!

Hilcorp Energy Company (construction started 2014) - Park First of Texas, LLC (demolished June 2017)

Another look in the past at Lamar and Travis

Downtown Aquarium and Sam Houston Park

Another run through downtown along Lamar St, here at 5th St

Lamar St at Caroline St

Curious why did Houston rename all it’s downtown avenues to streets. Houston Avenue is apparently still used locally although it doesn’t exist anymore (Houston st) and signage still use the old names as well

Not that they dislike Avenues, Dowling street (Confederate officer) was renamed Emancipation Avenue so you have Dowling Street Bar & Lounge, Emancipation Avenue, Houston, TX. And in that area you have Avenues crossing other avenues. I always considered the US naming system very practical, avenues one way, streets perpendicular, North-South / East-West divided from the center lines. Houston messes it all up!

Landed on George R Brown Convention Center, bit bumpy, but do-able

Minute Maid Park, Astros’ home ballpark

Court of Appeals First District, probably once one of the biggest buildings in Houston

Houston Zoo and Pioneer Memorial Obelisk (lower right)

1936 granite obelisk commemorating Houston’s founding men & women & city centennial

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

NRG Stadium formerly Reliant Stadium (opened 2002), home of the Houston Texans and first NFL facility with a retractable roof on the left

And Houston Astrodome, the world’s first multi-purpos domed sports stadium (opened 1965) and originator of the term astro-turf. It also featured the “Astrolite”, which was the first animated scoreboard

Westside district along I 10

Gerald D Hines Waterwall Park

King Ranch Texas Kitchen steak house below my plane

Memorial Park, 1500 acres with golf course, running trails and arboretum

Spotts Park at the junction of Waugh Dr and Memorial Dr

Finally landed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Still more to see here, Lyondellbasell CVON

Womble Company, Inc

Super Mario Odyssey! I mean San Jacinto Museum of History

Greener pastures at Ferris

Hanson Aggregates at Dunham Airport, not a racetrack which I first thought it was

Kingwood nearby Lake Houston

Austin Materials

Around West Fork San Jacinto River

Lake Conroe Dam

Grimes County

Texas World Speedway at College Station

Another one lost to progress (1967-2017)

Cedar Creek winding through Burleson County

H H Coffield Regional Airport-RCK, better than in the middle of the runway

Manor Downs. Texas’s oldest pari-mutuel (betting system) horse racetrack, closed 2017

Grateful Dead 9-13-83 at Manor Downs Austin TX

Manor Downs today

University of Texas in Austin

Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium, home to the Longhorns football team since 1924

All Saints’ Episcopal Church (bottom right) on campus

The bubble, @bwc1976 a bit more landable than the basketball stadium, still too short

Touch and go, no way to stop in time

Slowing down below 70 without ground effect results in the plane rolling over since SU3. It’s asier to hit a small target on water with the stabilizing effect. I would need a strong headwind to land on this.

Sid Richardson Hall and LBJ Presidential Library

Texas Capitol, 1888 granite & marble structure with House & Senate chambers

A closer look to revive an old meme “This is Sparta”

It’s the underground Capitol Annex behind the Capitol building

Congress Avenue Bridge and Buford Tower on Lady Bird Lake

Originally built in 1930 as a drill tower for the Austin Fire Department

Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park and 422 at the Lake (open plot, build in 2016)

Saying goodbye to Austin from “Greetings From Austin Mural” at W Annie St and S 1st St

Last stop today at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Next leg. more of Texas, on to San Antonio and beyond.

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Very cool! In the football stadium picture, the two tall tan buildings on the far left side of the picture are Jester West and Jester East, (14 and 10 stories respectively) which together make one of the largest student residences in the world, housing about 2900 and completed in 1969. I spent my freshman year there. Rumor has it that it was designed by someone who usually designed prisons. :slight_smile:

Nice to see. That doesn’t look so bad, for comparison my student housing in Amsterdam (part of it, 3,500 students together over multiple tower flats and smaller housing) Pretty similar


Pretty similar.

I lived on the 12th floor, right underneath the approach path to Schiphol. I stayed their for years after dropping out and getting a job. Housing in Amsterdam wasn’t easy to get and expensive, probably still is. I made my first timelapse there while at work. (script capturing images all day 2001 digital camera)

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Very cool, I would have loved to live under the approach path! I do get to see plenty of low flying jets when I drive past downtown San Diego at least.

It was interesting and a good excuse not to care about volume levels when it came to watching movies :slight_smile: Every couple minutes a plane would be louder anyway with western wind. It was cool that you could see at least 5 planes lined up to land in clear weather at night, with more lights coming into the line from the sides.

Eastern wind generally had less noise (take offs) since the passenger jets climb quite steeply. Yet once in a while you got a heavy cargo plane taking off on a low shallow climb. That made the whole building shake, both awesome and a bit terrifying at the same time :slight_smile:

El Al Flight 1862 didn’t make it, crashed after I just moved there. It crashed into one of the apartment buildings I lived in for the first 4 years of my life.

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Leg 307, Austin to Amarillo, Texas, USA

DAY06_24.PLN (11.0 KB)

More of Texas, and a tiny bit of Mexico, skirting the border.

06-24 Austin-Bergstrom Intl KAUS 6:23 AM
06-24 San Marcos Rgnl KHYI 6:32 AM
06-24 New Braunfels Mun KBAZ 6:38 AM
06-24 Randolph Afb KRND 6:45 AM San Antonio PG Area 29°25’10"N 98°29’30"W
06-24 Kelly Fld KSKF 7:17 AM
06-24 Castroville Mun KCVB 7:23 AM
06-24 Hondo Mun KHDO 7:31 AM
06-24 Squirrel Creek Ranch 4TE9 7:38 AM
06-24 Garner KUVA 7:51 AM
06-24 Benson Airstrip 2XS8 7:54 AM
06-24 Fort Clark Springs 74TX 8:07 AM
06-24 Laughlin Afb KDLF 8:18 AM
06-24 Del Rio Intl KDRT 8:24 AM Amistad Reservoir and Dam 29°26’59.5"N 101°03’29.0"W
06-24 Trampa Santa Rosa KCIA 8:39 AM Short ‘runway’
06-24 Los Pecos Airstrip KCIG 8:42 AM
06-24 Terrell Co 6R6 9:04 AM
06-24 Fort Stockton-Pecos County KFST 9:29 AM
06-24 J-Bar Ranch 8TE2 9:47 AM
06-24 Midland Intl Air And Space Por KMAF 10:06 AM
06-24 Midland Air Park KMDD 10:24 AM Midland PG Area
06-24 Lamesa Muni 2F5 10:42 AM
06-24 L P Askew Farms 00XS 10:51 AM Unclear runway
06-24 New Home TX01 10:59 AM
06-24 Tarry Bank 82TE 11:02 AM Lubbock PG Area 33°35’20"N 101°52’19"W
06-24 Lubbock Preston Smith Intl KLBB 11:23 AM
06-24 Abernathy Mun F83 11:31 AM
06-24 Hale Co KPVW 11:38 AM
06-24 Hereford Mun KHRX 12:04 PM
06-24 R D Williams 5TS7 12:13 PM Amarillo PG Area 35°12’0"N 101°54’55"W
06-24 Rick Husband Amarillo Intl KAMA 12:35 PM

Flight time 6:12 29 stops

Austin-Bergstrom Intl, I tried to get some more sleep but the skies were calling

Sneaking out of Austin before dawn

Dang, I have been spotted. Good idea weather, flash photography!

Kyle, the moon is providing plenty light as well

San Marcos River in Hays County

San Antonio in south-central Texas

Following the I 35 to the center

Tower of the Americas (750ft)

People start to work here really early, or forget to turn off the lights…

The Alamo (in the dark area) I’ve heard so much about it but never knew where it actually was

Originally known as the Misión San Antonio de Valero founded in the 18th century

The site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Although Texas lost the battle to Mexico, the Alamo became a symbol for Texians’ battle for idependece from Mexico. (However the reason is not all that glorious, mostly to do with Mexico’s abolition of slavery in 1831, Texas held on to slavery until 1865)

La Antorcha de la Amistad (The Torch of Friendship) by Mexican sculptor Sebastián

At Bill Miller Bar-B-Q (the building with the red paint)

The Central Library of San Antonio

Alamodome, multi-purpose stadium

Alamo Stadium and Trinity University Baseball Field

Landing at Kelly Field

Sunrise over Uvalde County

Alamo 5 Solar Plant on approach to Garner Field Airport

Kinney County

Fort Clark Springs

Mud Creek

Crossing Sycamore Creek while approaching Laughlin Afb in Val Verde County

Laughlin Air Force Base

Del Rio, the county seat of Val Verde County

Amistad Reservoir and Dam in the Rio Grande, also the border with Mexico

Acuña Municipality

Landing at Los Pecos Airstrip

Following the Rio Grande for a bit, the border between the US and Mexico

Over Val Verde county, looking at Mexico

Palma Canyon

Terrell County Airport-6r6

Hwy 285 in Pecos County

Crane County

Odessa, home to Jack Ben Rabbit, an 8-foot-tall statue of a jackrabbit

There’s a replica of Stonehenge here at The University of Texas Permian Basin

Ector County at Everitt Number 3 Lake

You don’t realize how many oil wells there are until you fly over them, it keeps on going

Scientific Drilling International and Oddessa Terminal along the I 20

K&D Truck Sales and Rimrock Raceway (go karts)

Landing at Midland International Air & Space Port

Home to the first airplane built in Texas, the 1911 Pliska Aeroplane

A replica of the Pliska Aeroplane in action

Big Sky Theatre in Midland

Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

Midland, an oil industry center in the Permian Basin area in Western Texas

Midland Air Park after Tumbleweed Park

Dawson County, more solar farms

Lamesa Municipal Airport

Lynn County

Lubbock Memorial Arboretum in Clapp Park

Lubbock is known as the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll legend Buddy Holly (1936-1959)

Texas Tech University in Lubbock

Jones AT&T Stadium, home of the Texas Tech Red Raiders

At 13st and Avenue M, flying through downtown

BNSF Railway Co

J Robert Massengale Station (power station) along the I 27

Cone Elevator of Lubbock

Hale County

Swisher County

Castro County

Hereford Municipal Airport-Hrx and Green Plains Hereford, part of the Biofuel Manufacturing Industry

Not a racetrack, trains get (un)loaded on that big oval

Amarillo Country Club

Amarillo’s water comes from wells into the Ogallala Aquifer and from lake Meredith

At SW 8th st and S Polk st, the center of Amarillo

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, the one with the wavy roof

Scrap Processing Co

Amarillo Metals Co (recycling center) and Gavilon Grain LLC

Solar, wind, biofuel, recycling, for a brownish looking state, Texas is pretty green

Martin Road Skate Park

The Amarillo Zoo, Wonderland Amusement Park, Thompson Dog Park and Ross Rogers Golf Course

Final stop today at Rick Husband Amarillo Intl

I’ll be heading east next leg, to Oklahoma.

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Leg 308, Amarillo, Texas via Oklahoma to Fort Worth, Texas, USA

DAY06_25.PLN (10.9 KB)

Oklahoma, Tulsa and Fort Worth in this leg. Great cities, very nicely detailed. Oddly Dallas has no PG data, so I’ll give the Ewing Family a miss for now, plenty to explore with PG data.

06-25 Rick Husband Amarillo Intl KAMA 6:52 AM Sanford Dam 35°42’50.7"N 101°33’11.0"W
06-25 Hutchinson Co KBGD 7:05 AM
06-25 Perry Lefors KPPA 7:16 AM 40 knot winds
06-25 Wheeler Mun T59 7:30 AM
06-25 Clinton-Sherman KCSM 7:50 AM
06-25 King OK98 8:05 AM Hill in runway
06-25 Will Rogers World KOKC 8:22 AM
06-25 Downtown 2DT 8:27 AM Oklahoma City PG Area
06-25 Woodleaf Aero Estates 5OK6 8:52 AM
06-25 Stillwater Rgnl KSWO 9:06 AM
06-25 Crystal 0OK9 9:15 AM 40 knot winds
06-25 Gull Bay Landing 00OK 9:25 AM
06-25 Tulsa Intl KTUL 9:50 AM Tulsa PG Area
06-25 Jantzen 93OK 10:01 AM Unclear runway
06-25 Hatbox KHAX 10:09 AM
06-25 Davis KMKO 10:14 AM 34 knot headwind
06-25 Arrowhead 91F 10:35 AM
06-25 Mc Alester Rgnl KMLC 10:45 AM
06-25 Cochran Ranch 6OK7 10:56 AM
06-25 Stuart Ranch OK89 11:10 AM
06-25 Eaker KDUA 11:19 AM
06-25 Boatner Field OK90 11:21 AM Denison Dam 33°49’06.8"N 96°34’13.3"W
06-25 Kidd-Private TX12 11:29 AM Unclear ‘runway’ field
Overtressed Aircraft Game Over, restart. Must have switched the wrong option around.
06-25 Kidd-Private TX12 11:36 AM
06-25 ‘nuggs’ Flying M TE68 11:39 AM
06-25 Grayson Co KGYI 11:41 AM
06-25 Butler 11TX 11:43 AM
06-25 Lm Ranch TA93 11:45 AM
06-25 Mc Manus Field 8XS6 11:51 AM
06-25 Dallas-Ft Worth Intl KDFW * 12:11 PM AT&T Stadium 32°44’52"N 97°5’34"W
06-25 Fort Worth Meacham Intl KFTW 1:07 PM Fort Worth PG Area, Heavy stuttering, PG forests

Flight time 6:08 29 stops

Rick Husband Amarillo Intl, ready for departure

Taking off over Carson County

Sanford Dam in the Canadian river, yep lightning no matter what type of clouds

Hutchinson County Airport-Bgd

Hutchinson County

Perry Lefors Airport in Gray County, it sure is windy today

Sunrise over Wheeler County

Wheeler, located on the eastern border of the Texas Panhandle

Wheeler Municipal Airport

Wheeler Historical Museum, featuring Alan Bean (1932-2018), fourth man on the moon

Roger Mills County

Washita River in Washita County, Oklahoma

Spring Creek in Caddo County

Will Rogers World Airport in Southwest Oklahoma City

Known as “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son”, Will_Rogers (1879-1935) was born to a Cherokee family in Indian Territory, now part of Oklahoma. A great Renaissance man, died too soon (plane crash while surveying a mail-and-passenger air route to Russia). Some of his sayings:
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like.

Oklahoma Downtown Airport

Seems to be gone, street view from Feb 2021 shows brand new houses where the runway was

Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder

And Myriad Botanical Gardens

Oklahoma Business District

Oklahoma City Hall at Bicentennial Park

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, home of the Oklahoma City Dodgers

Regatta Park (below) and Centennial Land Run Monument (left) in Bricktown River Walk Park

Bricktown River Walk Park

Omni Hotel (opened Jan 2021) is missing in FS2020 (also on Google maps, but there in street view)

Centennial Land Run Monument

Marking the opening of the land in Oklahoma Territory with the Land Run of 1889

Oklahoma State Capitol

Oklahoma City MEPS, Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and Alfred P Murrah Federal Building, the trees below and to the left of my right wing

Alfred P Murrah Federal Building was the target of the Oklahoma city bombing in 1995, by anti-government extremists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. A truck bomb killed at least 168 people, destroyed more than 1/3rd of the building, and damaged 324 other buildings.

Stillwater Regional Airport

Keystone Lake and the Arkansas River

Tulsa on the Arkansas River

BOK Center (multi-purpose arena) and Tulsa City County Library

320 South Boston Building

Tulsa Downtown urban canyon flying

Holy Family Cathedral

ONEOK Field, home to the Drillers minor league team

Center of the Universe, mysterious spot where noises are echoed back much louder

Philtower Building, neo-gothic and art-deco building from 1928, designed by Edward Buehler Del

I’m too low to match the scene, but you get the idea

Arkansas River in Wagoner County

Muskogee

Eufaula Lake, Canadian River running through

Eufaula Dam holding back the Canadian River

You won’t get to Canada following the Canadian River. The river starts in Colorado and flows into the Arkansas River southeast of Muskogee. Likely mistranslated from Spanish or French in the 1800s.

US Army Corps of Engineers campground across from Evergreen Marina

Arrowhead Airport

Arrowhead State Park Golf Course

Pittsburg County, the clouds are creating weird illusion today

Cochran Ranch

Atoka County

Boatner Field

Denison Dam in the Red River

Kidd-Private Airport

Oops, landed in the field. Checking on Google the ‘runway’ was on the other side of the road

Little Elm in Louisville Lake

Lewisville Lake Dam

Sam Rayburn Tollway junction with the I 35 Stemmons Fwy at Louisville

Dallas-Ft Worth Intl

That deserves a closer look, it’s one of those follow the line mazes

Buzzing the tower

A new personal record for low underpass

Just strolling by at 160 knots

The workers are too cool to look up

Close encounters of the tail kind

Continuing on to Arlington, AT&T Stadium

Formerly Cowboys Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys

Arlington is a bit low res, on to Fort Worth, located in North Central Texas

Fort Worth Convention Center

The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel

Tarrant County Court

Tarrant County College on Trinity River Campus

Fort Worth Zoo along Clear Fork Trinity River

Will Rogers Memorial Center, Casa Mañana and Farrington Field in the Cultural District

Casa Mañana (performing arts theater) and Farrington Field (named in memory of E.S. Farrington, a long time superintendent of the Fort Worth Independent School District)

Will Rogers Equestrian Center - Burnett Building and Will Rogers Auditorium

Dickies Arena located in the empty spot in the back (2017-2019 construction)

Now one of the best best rodeos in the country

Camp Bowie Blvd crossing with West 7th st, University Dr and Bailey Ave

Fort Worth Stockyards, historic former livestock district, home of Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame museum

Final stop today at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport

Further east tomorrow, northern side of Louisianna then Mississippi.

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Leg 309, Fort Worth, Texas via Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Missouri to Quincy, Illinois, USA

DAY06_26.PLN (20.5 KB)

A mega marathon leg. The longest for being active at the controls, all over dense terrain including 9 photogrammetry areas. Data consumption for this leg was 21.2 GiB. 6 states, 58 stops and too many pictures.

06-26 Fort Worth Meacham Intl KFTW 7:14 AM
06-26 Ft Worth Spinks KFWS 7:21 AM
06-26 Mims Farm 01TX 7:32 AM Ellis County History 32°23’7"N 96°50’52"W
06-26 Harbor Point 74XA 7:47 AM
06-26 Tyler Pounds Rgnl KTYR 8:02 AM
06-26 Kilgore 4TX6 8:17 AM Longview PG Area 32°28’6"N 94°43’46"W
1:03
06-26 Kilgore 4TX6 9:08 AM
06-26 Harrison Co KASL 9:24 AM
06-26 Shreveport Rgnl KSHV 9:36 AM Shreveport PG Area
06-26 Shreveport Downtown KDTN 9:55 AM
06-26 Barksdale Afb KBAD 9:58 AM
06-26 Arcadia-Bienville Paris 5F0 10:13 AM
06-26 Ruston Regl KRSN 10:22 AM
06-26 Monroe Rgnl KMLU 10:43 AM Monroe PG Area
06-26 Hooks Meml M79 10:51 AM
06-26 Gustafson 71LA 11:02 AM
06-26 Scott M80 11:06 AM
06-26 Freebird 7MS7 11:20 AM
06-26 Hawkins Field KHKS 11:26 AM Jackson PG Area
06-26 Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International KJAN 11:42 AM
06-26 Dee’s strip 5MS6 11:52 AM
06-26 Kaehr 6MS6 11:57 AM
06-26 Harrell Field MS08 12:02 PM
06-26 Carthage-Leake County 08M 12:11 PM
06-26 Kosciusko-Attala Co KOSX 12:20 PM
06-26 Winona-Montgomery County 5A6 12:31 PM
06-26 Grenada Mun KGNF 12:40 PM
06-26 Panola Co KPMU 12:55 PM
06-26 Williams Field 08MS 1:03 PM
06-26 Berryhill Farms MS64 1:09 PM
06-26 Memphis Intl KMEM 1:15 PM Memphis PG Area
06-26 General Dewitt Spain M01 1:55 PM
4:47
06-26 General Dewitt Spain M01 3:34 PM
06-26 McNeely 63AR 3:41 PM
06-26 Delta Regl KDRP 3:49 PM
06-26 Stans Field KBRR 3:57 PM
06-26 Carlisle Mun 4M3 4:09 PM
06-26 R V Stewart Field AR55 4:18 PM
06-26 Adams KLIT 4:22 PM Little Rock PG Area
06-26 North Little Rock Municipal KORK 4:59 PM
06-26 Bobwhite Hill Ranch AR84 5:05 PM
06-26 Arkavalley 12A 5:12 PM
06-26 Clinton Mun KCCA 5:25 PM
06-26 Searcy County 4A5 5:34 PM
06-26 Misty Meadows MO65 5:52 PM
06-26 Lake Taney Como 1MU1 6:00 PM Small field
06-26 Gimlin 18MO 6:11 PM
06-26 Childress Airstrip MU12 6:15 PM Springfield PG Area 37°11’47"N 93°16’48"W
06-26 Springfield-Branson National KSGF 6:36 PM
06-26 Textor 41MO 6:41 PM Internet down again
06-26 Stockton Mun MO3 6:52 PM
06-26 Skyriders MO52 7:03 PM
06-26 Bar-Vik MO89 7:16 PM
06-26 Eldon Model H79 7:26 PM
06-26 Jefferson City Memorial KJEF 7:40 PM Jefferson PG Area
06-26 Columbia Rgnl KCOU 7:48 PM Columbia PG Area 38°56’58"N 92°19’32"W
06-26 White Cloud Flying Field MU23 8:12 PM
06-26 Bradley KMBY 8:23 PM
06-26 Shelby Co 6K2 8:33 PM
06-26 Quincy Rgnl-Baldwin Field KUIN 8:49 PM
06-26 Mt Sterling Mun I63 8:58 PM

Flight time 11:14 58 stops

Departing from Fort Worth Meacham International Airport

Fort Worth at dawn

First stop at Ft Worth Spinks Airport

Sunrise over Johnson County

Midlothian

Yes, lightning as usual, every single day

Ellis County Historic Courthouse, a lone landmark in Waxahachie, Texas

This courthouse is the fourth one to stand on this site, starting with an 1850 log cabin costing $59, a wooden frame structure in 1854 for $1,999, and two-story yellow limestone structure with a tower for $40,000 circa 1870. Finally the most recently restored courthouse was formally accepted in 1897 at a cost of approximately $130,000 plus the supervising architect’s fee. link

Cedar Creek Reservoir

Harbor Point Airport / Gun Barrel City Airpark LLC

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Home to Historic Aviation Memorial Museum

Kilgore Airport-4TX6

Longview, mostly located in Gregg County

Gregg County Historical Museum (small red building on the left side)

Longview Transit Station

FTSI on E Whaley St

Harrison County Airport

Arriving in Shreveport, Louisiana, next to Cross Lake

Independence Stadium and Hirsch Memorial Coliseum - George’s Pond, home to the Shreveport Mudbugs

Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 1920’s venue, the building lust left of my nose

Downtown at Milam St an Edward St

At Cotton St and McNeil St

Shreveport Fire Department along Twelve Mile Bayou

Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino, Shreveport on the Red River

Shreveport Aquarium at Downtown Riverfront

Boomtown Casino Hotel

Diamond Jacks, heading for Shreveport Downtown Arprt-Dtn in the distance

Landing at Aeroportul Arcadia-Bienville Parish

Monroe on the Ouachita River

Monroe Downtown Rivermarket

Monroe Civic Center

Youngs Bayou (small river crossing the road and tracks)

Monroe Regional Airport behind the Pecanland Mall

Hooks Memorial Airport in Richland Parish

The Mississippi River in Warren County

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Hawkins Field Airport in Jackson

Jackson, the capital of Mississippi

Mississippi State Capitol

Jackson Volcano underneath the Mississippi Coliseum

Settled 2,900 ft. beneath the city, this extinct volcano is said to be about 70 million years old

Jackson State University

Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, home to the Jackson State Tigers

Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Ross R. Barnett Reservoir at Spillway Overlook, Pearl River flowing out

Pearl River winding through Leake County

Carthage-Leake County Airport

Kosciusko-Attala County Airport in Attala County

Grenada Lake Dam in the Yalobusha River

Enid Lake

Panola County Airport

Safari Wild Animal Park in Panola County

Williams Field in Tate County

Arriving in Memphis, Tennessee at Barnhart Crane & Rigging

So many great songs have come from Memphis, yet this one automatically sticks in my mind

FedExForum on the right, Mississippi River on the left

Orpheum Theater on Beale St

Silly Goose, vintage styled lounge on Peabody Pl

Memphis Music Hall of Fame (red building) with a statue of young Elvis in the park behind

The building behinf the Music Hall of Fame (to the right) is gone, all parking lot

Autozone Park, minor league baseball stadium

Civic Center Plaza with Memphis Police Department and the Fire Museum of Memphis

Sun Studio, birthplace of Rock 'n Roll, opened by rock-and-roll pioneer Sam Phillips in 1950

Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums here

Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Elmwood Cemetery dating from 1852

Richardson Oilseed Products, on the way to Graceland

Elvis Presley’s Meditation Garden

Graceland Mansion, home of Elvis Presley from 1957 to 1977

Graceland with Lisa Marie Airplane, Elvis’s Convair 880 Jet, built in 1958

Landing at General Dewitt Spain Airport

Crittenden County

Stans Field at Cotton Plant, Arkansas

Lonoke County

Lonoke

Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport at Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas

North Little Rock on the Arkansas River

William J Clinton Library and Museum next to Heifer Village & Urban Farm

First Security Amphitheater

Little Rock Downtown area

Arkansas State Capitol

War Memorial Stadium, hosting Razorback & other college football games, plus special events

Kavanaugh Blvd in Hillcrest Historic District

Big Dam Bridge at Cook’s Landing Park

The longest U.S. pedestrian & bike bridge (4,226 feet), spanning the Arkansas River atop Murray Dam

I 430 at Two Rivers Park Bridge, safe to fly under

Greers Ferry Lake

Landing at Clinton Municipal Airport in Van Buren County

Buffalo River in Searcy County

Tomahawk Creek in Marion County

Misty Meadows on Bull Shoals Lake in Scott Township, Missouri

Taking off from Misty Meadows over Bull Shoals Lake

Edgewater Beach, Ozark Beach Dam on the right (not visible in game)

South Linn Township

Arriving in Springfield, Missouri at Conco Quarries Inc

Along E Republic Rd

Wonders Of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

Robert W. Plaster Stadium at Missouri State University

Missouri State University with JQH Arena, home to the Missouri State basketball teams

Hammons Field, home of the Springfield Cardinals and Central Bank (tower)

Park Central Square

Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park

On April 30, 1926 a telegram was sent from Springfield’s Colonial Hotel—demolished in 1997—proposing that the road from Chicago to Los Angeles be named Route 66. It is for this reason that Springfield is recognized as the birthplace of Route 66

BNSF yard in Northwest Springfield

BNSF Springfield Signal Shop

Bona Glade Natural Area on Stockton Lake

Wasson Bluff, Hwy 215 crossing the lake

Pomme De Terre Dam and Lake, potato lake, why not

Lake of the Ozarks

(The tv series, good show, is mostly filmed in Atlanta, Georgia)

Village of Four Season in Camden County

Arriving in Jefferson City at the Missouri State Capitol

Cole County Circuit Court (building with the tower)

Missouri State Penitentiary Museum, showing an old lethal injection machine

US District Court Clerk and Missouri State Penitentiary (museum) from the 1800s

Columbia Regional Airport

Faurot Field and Hearnes Center at the University of Missouri

University of Missouri, located in Columbia

Boone Quarries at Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area

Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area

A closer look at the Quarry

While it’s starting to rain again

Bradley Airport

Above (some of) the clouds on the way to Quincy

Quincy below

Quincy is known as Illinois’s “Gem City”

Quincy Rgnl-Baldwin Field

One more flight to Mt Sterling

Final stop of the day at Brown County Flyers Association Airport

Next leg, more of Illinois, fewer hours :slight_smile: Fun for a rainy day, but that was a long sitting.

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Cool. I am doing a similar project. Also in the Bonanza, but IFR. From Cebu, Philippines to Zurich, Switzerland. Currently, I’m in India. Flying as low as it’s reasonable, but with increased sim rates over boring areas.

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