Flown on September 16, 2016

One day recently, I thought it would be fun to fly toward the Rocky Mountains to Jasper-Hinton airport (CEC4). I took along Julio for the trip, which took just about 3 hours from start to finish. The weather was forecast to be very nice, with smooth upper winds and very little cloud.

The landing was caught on video, and definitely wasn’t one of my best. The winds had come up and were gusting heavily, all over the runway (for those that fly, 150V250 12G22KT, the runway was 20). We managed to set it down on the runway anyhow.

Using the Stratux

ForeFlight Capture of Nearby ADS-B Traffic

This was also the maiden flight of my Stratux system. We didn’t see much traffic of interest along the route, until we approached Jasper-Hinton itself. We noticed a plane taking off from the runway that we didn’t hear on the radios. They were 1500 feet below us and far enough away there was no conflict, but it was interesting to see something like that on the first flight of the unit. Earlier in the flight, we took a snapshot of the ForeFlight display of a plane a few thousand feet above us, but nearly on top of us otherwise.

Flight Photos

I (or my passenger) took a number of photos during the flight and a few on the ground. Most of them were iOS Live Photos, so if you hover over them, you should see the context around each image. Click on one for the full image.

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