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[*] posted on 2-10-2016 at 07:55 AM
Flying - Baja Bound


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[*] posted on 2-10-2016 at 09:25 AM


Cool movie!



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[*] posted on 2-10-2016 at 09:51 AM


Cool, I sent it to a friend who flies. I think he'll like it too.
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[*] posted on 2-10-2016 at 10:00 AM


I sent it to a long time friend that has a Cessna 182. I have met him in Mexico (not Baja) several times over the years. He knows and loves the country, but only flies commercial.

Maybe this will nudge him into at least doing some more research about flying to Baja.




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[*] posted on 2-10-2016 at 10:10 AM


Wonderful... aerial and ground/ water footage!

Alfonsina's at Gonzaga Bay
Whales in San Ignacio Lagoon
Loreto
Mulegé
Gonzaga again
San Felipe

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[*] posted on 2-10-2016 at 10:12 AM


What a nice video. I think I need to get a plane... Thanks for posting.
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[*] posted on 2-10-2016 at 11:00 AM


At first I thought this post was about car insurance - turns out this video is even better! Thanks!



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[*] posted on 2-10-2016 at 06:49 PM


Cool video, not what I expected
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[*] posted on 2-10-2016 at 08:11 PM


I thought I had read that the airstrips at Alfonsina's and mulege were recently closed? I flew down there from Vancouver in my 172 about 7 years ago and it was awesome.
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[*] posted on 2-11-2016 at 09:10 PM


Quote: Originally posted by RBoffroad  
I thought I had read that the airstrips at Alfonsina's and mulege were recently closed? I flew down there from Vancouver in my 172 about 7 years ago and it was awesome.


What cruising speed did you get in the 172?
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[*] posted on 2-11-2016 at 11:21 PM


My first airplane was a 172 that I flew to Baja and would cruise at 115 to 120 knots. Great airplane for flying slow and enjoying the Baja scenery.
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[*] posted on 2-12-2016 at 12:11 AM


That is pretty slow, indeed.

That's a long flight from Vancouver to Mulege at 120 knots.

I think I'm going to need a little more speed.
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[*] posted on 2-12-2016 at 01:46 PM


Hi,

My 172 has the 180 hp conversion. Does a solid 120 kts. Took 40 hours round trip and we got as far as Loreto and flew back via Nogales and up thru the Grand Canyon.
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[*] posted on 2-12-2016 at 01:48 PM


My approach is, if I go faster, I just get to spend less time flying.
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[*] posted on 2-12-2016 at 03:04 PM


Quote: Originally posted by RBoffroad  
My approach is, if I go faster, I just get to spend less time flying.


You have a nice philosophy. I think I want a 210!
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[*] posted on 2-12-2016 at 11:12 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BigBearRider  
Quote: Originally posted by RBoffroad  
My approach is, if I go faster, I just get to spend less time flying.


You have a nice philosophy. I think I want a 210!


The 210 is a good hauler with six seats and decent speed, around 200mph. If you want to go fast with a single engine piston you can't beat a Lancair 4p, pressurized with four seats and 300 to 350 mph depending on how high you want to go. It's a good 100mph faster than a 210 but won't haul as much. I take 5hrs from Oregon coast to Mexicali to clear customs and then to Mulege in a 4p. It lands a little hot at 100 over the fence for some of the unimproved strips in Baja so you have to be careful. Every airplane has its mission and few cover all requirements so you have to make choices.
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[*] posted on 2-13-2016 at 12:12 AM


Quote: Originally posted by LancairDriver  
Quote: Originally posted by BigBearRider  
Quote: Originally posted by RBoffroad  
My approach is, if I go faster, I just get to spend less time flying.


You have a nice philosophy. I think I want a 210!


The 210 is a good hauler with six seats and decent speed, around 200mph. If you want to go fast with a single engine piston you can't beat a Lancair 4p, pressurized with four seats and 300 to 350 mph depending on how high you want to go. It's a good 100mph faster than a 210 but won't haul as much. I take 5hrs from Oregon coast to Mexicali to clear customs and then to Mulege in a 4p. It lands a little hot at 100 over the fence for some of the unimproved strips in Baja so you have to be careful. Every airplane has its mission and few cover all requirements so you have to make choices.


Wow. That's a very fast plane. Did you build it yourself?
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[*] posted on 2-13-2016 at 03:33 PM


I didn't build it, I bought it from a guy who had it professionally built. I had previously built a Cassutt F1 racer and that was enough building for me. The Lancairs require about 4000 hrs to build.
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[*] posted on 2-26-2016 at 07:02 PM


I've watched this video four or five times now.

What the girl says at the end is really profound:

"I like when you are in Mexico, time does not matter."

(The pilot confirms: "that is absolutely true.")
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[*] posted on 2-26-2016 at 10:47 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BigBearRider  
I've watched this video four or five times now.

What the girl says at the end is really profound:

"I like when you are in Mexico, time does not matter."

(The pilot confirms: "that is absolutely true.")


I would not call that 'profound.'

People on vacation always say that cliche thing, whether in Maine or Mexico.

I have found that smoking pot leads one to find as profound even the most trivial things .
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