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IFR Adventure - 9 day Itinerary

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Map of 9-Day IFR Adventure
Day 1 – KPIE to KAVL, 5 Approaches, 533nm

Practice Approaches at KGNV Gainsville

Practice Approaches at KSAV Savannah
Practice Approaches at KAGS Augusta or KDNL
Practice Approaches at KGSP Greenville SC
Dinner, Approach at KAVL

Day 2 – KAVL to KACY, 7 Approaches, 663nm

Practice Approaches at KROA
Practice Approaches at KLWB
Practice Approaches at KRIC

Practice Approach at KDCA
Practice Approaches at KBWI
VFR Washington DC
Practice Approach at KILG 
Practice Approach at KACY 

Day 3 - KACY to KBTV, 11 Approaches, 602nm

Practice Approach at KACY
VFR New York City
Practice Approach at KDXR or KMVN
Practice Approach at KOQU or KPVD or KGON
Practice Approach at KMVY (Lunch Airport Cafe)
Practice Approach at KBVY (Lunch Steffy’s)
Practice Approach at KPSM Portsmouth, NH
Fuel: KSFM (Lunch Rudy’s)
Practice Approach at KPWM Portland ME 
Practice Approach KLCI Laconia NH 
Practice Approach KLEB Lebanon NH
Practice Approach KBTV Burlington VT

Day 4 – KBTV to KMFD, 8 Approaches, 530nm

Practice Approach KBTV Burlington VT 
Practice Approach KGFL Glenn Falls NY
Practice Approach at KUCA Utica NY or SYR Syracuse
Practice Approach at KROC Rochester
Practice Approach at KIAG Niagra Falls or BUF Buffalo
Lunch Goose’s Roast, Tour Niagra Falls
Practice Approach KERI Erie PA
Practice Approach KBKL Burke (Cleveland)
Practice Approach KMFD Mansfield Regional

Day 5 – KMFD to KSTL/KFAM, 7 Approaches, 738nm

Practice Approach KMFD Mansfield Regional
Practice Approach KFWA Ft Wayne Indiana
Practice Approach KGRR then D> KENW Kenosha
Practice Approach at KENW then D> KCGX Meigs
VFR Chicago
Practice Approach at KCGX then D> KIKK Kankakee
Practice Approach at KCMI 
Practice Approach at KFAM

Day 6 – KSTL/KFAM to KBTR, 7 Approaches, 670nm

Practice Approach at KMWA Williamson Regl 
Practice Approach at KPAH Barkley Regl
Practice Approach at KCKV Clarksville Outlaw Field
Practice Approach at M41 Marshall Co
Practice Approach at KGLH Greenville MS
Practice Approach at KHKS Hawkins Regl Jackson MS 
Practice Approach at KBTR

Day 7 – KBTR to KPNS, 9 Approaches, 596nm

Practice Approach at KRQR 
Practice Approach at KNEW 
Practice Approach at KMEI Meridian MS
Practice Approach at KTCL Tuscaloosa AL
Practice Approach at KBHM Birmingham AL
Lunch Ollie’s BBQ Downtown Birmingham
Practice Approach at 02A Gragg Wade Clanton AL
Practice Approach at KMGM Montgomery
Practice Approach at 79J
Practice Approach at KPNS

Day 8 – KPNS to KPIE, 3 Approaches, 389nm

NAS Pensacola Air Museum
Practice Approach at KPNS
Practice Approach at KTLH
Lunch: Tallahassee
Practice Approach at KPIE 

Day 9 - Review, Wrap Up, Checkride

Participant Comments:

“The best instrument training experience since I got my rating.  Since I already had my instrument rating, this was a real confidence builder.”  Dave H

“My instructor knew all the secrets to real cross country flying.” John D

“My confidence has never been this high.” Darius L

"A very valuable experience, I learned a lot." Ralph S

"I'll never get this much actual IFR experience on my own in the next 5 years."  Mark B

"This was an experience of a lifetime, I'll always be able to say I did this."  Scott H

"There is no subsitute for going out in the system like this and dealing with all the practical aspects of cross country IFR" John C

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