South Bend Indiana KSBN
On the way back, I flew from Caro Michigan to KSTL - Saint Louis MO in one hop, nearly 4 hours. Landing in St. Louis was exciting, but super expensive. I don’t recall ever landing somewhere, where I paid an Infrastructure fee, a handling fee, a landing fee and a premium on AV Gas $8.44 per gallon. The chocolate chip cookies were good, but not that good.
This was a long flight from Texas to Arizona. It was still in terrain and weather was cloudy, raining and lightening was being reported. It took 3.5 hours to reach Arizona. I had never landed in Flagstaff and knew that the elevation would be a different experience. It’s a very pretty field surrounded by a forest up at 6000 feet. The final leg of the more than 3500 nm of solo flying was one state away