The Sunshine state, California,USA

Trip Start Sep 01, 2012
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Finally arrived in California after 3hrs 20 minutes and another 700 miles under my belt. The only leg out of ten legs that I had a tail wind. Perfect weather all the way,although there was a dust cloud up to my cruising altitude of 12,500ft near Los Angeles.
 Tracy (KTCY) is a municipal airfield with no tower or any other information other than a AWOS,an automated weather advisory service.
I briefly met the crew who are to fit the tanks and radio. I'll return to there field on Monday to sort out the necessary. 
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myersdc
myersdc on

Hi Dave glad you made the west coast ok with no real weather issues and the bonus of a tail wind on the last leg.
Pretty impressive photography too, hope all goes well with your tank installation .

Shane on

Dave,
Your a one man advert for USA tourism. Great to see you've made the West Coast and hope installation goes well. Best of luck with the sea crossing and by the way is this the first time you have used oxygen?

davidbowie
davidbowie on

Shane. I've used the supplimentry oxygen supply for probably 80% of the trip.
Although it is not a legal requirement under 12500ft, I beleive it reduces fatigue significantly on long legs. I use an oxyometer to mearsure the blood oxygen level. With the suppliment it remains in the 90% plus range, which apparantly is where the brain works best ! The only downside is it sometimes irratates the nosetrils by drying them out. The bottle is about 75 % depleated, it will be recharged for the next journey.

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