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Tucson - San Francisco trip

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Hi!

I'm planning a trip from Tucson to San Francisco (San Carlos - KSQL) in a few weeks, with an overnight stop at Monterey. Planning on fueling at Big Bear City Airport (L35), just because it looks like an interesting place, despite the high density altitude and surrounding terrain! I'm taking my daughter and friend sightseeing somewhere around the Bay Area, airspace and weather permitting.

Comments or suggestions welcome!

I was initially pleased to see that San Carlos has MOGAS, but it's more expensive than 100LL!

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When an airport has mogas you need to make sure it is 91 Oct . Many have mogas, but not high enough octane for the 912 ULS.

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I've made this flight 3 times. I stopped in Big Bear once, but prefer Apple Valley more. Lower altitude and more runway choices. Even Victorville isn't bad just nothing there, but a long long runway and Million Air FBO for fuel with a small restaurant. A straight through flight is 6 hours and add an hour for your stop. Being this time of year start at sunup and you'll get to SF at a decent time and miss the hotter part of the day Mnt. thermals. Go through Tehachapi Pass in CA through the Mnts. It isn't high or long. 

 

p.s.

Try to make the trip on a calmer vs windy day.

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If you take a direct route you take 70nm off the trip each way.

Goes right through Mammoth Lakes where I am based.

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Good idea, Roger. I think I'll stop at Apple Valley.

Ed - I'd like to visit your neck of the woods one day! I can't see how the flight path from Tucson to San Francisco or Monterey goes through Mammoth Lakes, though.

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39 minutes ago, Hambone said:

I can't see how the flight path from Tucson to San Francisco or Monterey goes through Mammoth Lakes

TUS BTY  MMY  SFO  most direct route, that's why it saves miles

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You would cross the Sierra instead of going around, this point, Mammoth Pass is the highpoint and where I live, ski and work.

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