AIF, 52.4 hours (1.7 hours last flight)

COOLEST,

FLIGHT,

EVER!

Tonight, a friend who is learning how to fly went with me for a night flight. I did a little research (THANK YOU KYLE!!) and learned that you can do a Downtown Dallas tour from the air. I headed over to Addison, then was instructed to fly direct to Dallas Love. When they handed me off, the controller in the tower had me fly over Love, then turn left for downtown after a SouthWest jet passed by.

After we got clearance, she let us do two big and slow circles around downtown Dallas at 1,500 feet MSL.

AWESOME.

Then I rolled the dice to see if we could do a cool flight back. From downtown, direct Dallas Love, Direct DFW Airport, direct Northwest Regional. They let us do it! I flew over Texas Stadium, and one of the towers at DFW had me fly to the east side of the airport, and when I was at midfield, fly due west DIRECTLY OVER THE AIRPORT! At 1,500 MSL!

THANK YOU, this flight was so awesome.

Once I was at the center of the airport, they handed me over to the west side of the airport and since there was no incoming traffic, they told me to go direct to Northwest Regional. Once I was clear of the Class B, they approved me to change frequency and I landed at Northwest Regional about 10 minutes later.

The weather was absolutely beautiful. Virtually zero bumps, unlimited visibility, no haze or clouds. Could not have picked a better night.

This was the coolest flight I’ve made yet, and I can’t wait to do it again. Next time I’ll take one of the 172s and we’ll load it up so others can enjoy!

BIG thank you to ATC, Dallas Love Tower operators, and DFW Tower operators for making this happen!

  1. #1 by mimi on October 9, 2008 - 8:11 am

    Say, did you buzz over the house? I thought I might have heard you just as the sun set.

  2. #2 by captbrando on October 10, 2008 - 7:27 am

    That would have been us! Sorry I did not call first.

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