Date: 2003-12-07 18:42:00
Tags: flying
AUS to DFW with dbaker for SnS
[info]dbaker and I went flying on saturday, to Dallas/Fort Worth airport in a Cessna 172 for Steak 'n Shake. Trips like this are much more about getting there than the destination, but since we don't have any Steak 'n Shake locations in Austin yet, it's got at least something to do with the destination.

Wheels up at about 14:05, arrived DFW at about 15:35. A quick $35 (!) taxicab round trip to SnS satisfied the hunger problem. On the way back we took off at about 17:35 and arrived at AUS at 19:05. Made pretty good time both ways at 90 minutes each.

So in the interests of improving my photography, I tried to get a good picture of the sunset at DFW with some foreground interest. Here is the sunset with our plane in the foreground (click on the image for a larger view):

My gallery has several more pictures, including maps of our route.
You should come out to BSQ sometime. :-) It's a little longer flight than just 90 minutes, though. :-P
At 5h30min, it's borderline nonstop.
Wow. Yeah, that's a bit of time. :-) I've not even been out to the airport, so I don't know its condition. Like the rest of Bisbee, it could be a gravel runway at a 45 degree angle going up the side of a mountain like the one in "Air America". :-P
2003-12-07T19:02:43Z says the main runway is 6000x60 asphalt in good condition, which is nice. But is there not a commercial airport in your area?
Yeah. Douglas/Bisbee International Airport, DUG. It's east of Bisbee about 17 or 18 miles, NW of Douglas. But BSQ is actually IN Bisbee.
Airnav says "SCATTERED BRUSH ON RUNWAY". Well, actually that's the secondary dirt runway. The main one looks fine at over a mile of asphalt. :)
[info]decibel45 : Flying is boring
Just don't land with the plane. :P
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