Flying a 1946 Luscombe Cross-Country from California to Kansas

  • Dec 17, 2013 1:09am GMT
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When I'm not flying aerobatics, I'm usually doing odd-ball jobs to pay for it :). One of which is ferrying airplanes for people who don't have time, or just don't want to sit in a small, cold, little airplane for a couple days (who wouldn't want to do that!?) I've been lucky enough to do a lot of big trips the last few years, mostly in 1940 circa airplanes.

My most recent trip was from Santa Paula, Ca (KSZP) to Lawrence, Kansas (KLWC) in a 1946 Luscombe 8A. We made stops in Barstow, California (KDAG), Kingman, Arizona (KIGM), Winslow, Arizona (KINW), Gallup, New Mexico (KGUP), Santa Rosa, New Mexico (KSXU), Dodge City and Kansas (KDDC). Our western portion roughly mirrored the famed Route 66 highway.

I was fortunate enough to bring my girlfriend Michelle along, she's a new private pilot and it was a great experience for her. She put together a fun video of our trip, hope you guys enjoy it!

PS - After sitting in a little airplane for 15 hours you get a little weird...