Cessna 172RG


  5:00pm  Dinner in Abilene area to review pre-flight planning (30 minutes ground 
  6:00pm  To airport
  6:30pm  Departure
  8:00pm  Arrival in Amarillo, TX (3607 feet MSL)
  8:30pm  Shuttle to Ashmore Suites in Amarillo (separate rooms of course)

  6:00am  Breakfast to review pre-flight planning
  6:30am  To airport
  7:15am  Westward route will take us through Cimarron Canyon and past Eagle Nest 
Lake to Angel Fire, NM
  8:15am  (7:15am MT)  Stop and go at Angel Fire, NM (8380 feet MSL)
  7:30am  Over Palo Fuchida Pass to Taos, NM 
  7:45am  Rest stop in Taos (7091 feet MSL)
  8:30am  Northern route through the San Luis Valley with ridge work on west side of 
Sangre De Cristo Mountains; over the Continental Divide at North Pass
10:15am  Land in Gunnison, CO (7678 feet MSL); rent car
11:00am  Lunch in Gunnison with 1 hour ground instruction
12:30pm  Afternoon option of relaxing at the Holiday Inn Express or sightseeing in the 
area.  The most popular destination is Alpine Tunnel.  This historic railroad tunnel was the first
through the Continental Divide in 1880.  It is located at 11,600 feet and the drive to the tunnel is spectacular!
  5:00pm  Dinner in Gunnison
  6:00pm  To airport 
  6:45pm  Evening flight in Gunnison area.  This flight will explore sunset operations in the 
mountains.  Flight highly subject to evening weather conditions.
  7:45pm  Land in Gunnison, CO
  8:15pm  To motel

  6:00am  Breakfast to review pre-flight planning
  6:30am  To airport
  7:15am  Departure to the east crossing over Marshall Pass and turning sharply north to 
skirt the Collegiate Range and the Continental Divide prior to flying a “careful” pattern into Leadville.
  8:30am  Land in Leadville, CO (9927 feet MSL, highest airport in USA!)
  9:15am  Departure to the south down the Arkansas Valley, passing the Royal Gorge in 
route to Pueblo, CO
11:00am  Arrive in Pueblo (4726 feet MSL) for one hour of ground as a de-brief/lunch 
  1:00pm  Departure for 3-hours cross-country to Norman, OK.  Special emphasis on 
Cross Country flying engine operations/leaning, etc.
  5:00pm (4:00pm MT)  Stop in Norman, OK for dinner on the field 
  6:15pm  Departure
  7:30pm  Arrival in Abilene

Please note:  This is the standard trip, routes can be customized to specific locations for an additional fee.