October 21 (Sat) 12:00pm Death Valley Recap

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

Death Valley's Badwater Basin is the point of the lowest elevation in North America, at 282 feet (86 m) below sea level.  This point is 84.6 miles east-southeast of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet.  Death Valley's Furnace Creek holds the record for the highest reliably recorded air temperature in the world, 134 °F (56.7 °C) on July 10, 1913.

In March of this year, the Flyout Group (FOG) crossed over the Tehachapi mountains and though the Trona Gap to travel to Death Valley landing at both airports, Stovepipe Wells and Furnace Creek. Density altitude is always a consideration but when temperatures are cool and the low altitude, you can enjoy some of the best landings ever.

The cooler weather is just around the corner, and it will be another great opportunity to visit this fascinating and unique destination. Join Stoo Davies Dave Kramer as they will recap their experiences and review the cross country and density altitude considerations needed to fly here.

Even if you have flown here, bring your experiences and photos to share.

Stoo is an instrument rated private pilot and computer programmer, with cross country experience covering the west coast and southwestern United States.

Dave is an instrument rated, tailwheel endorsed private pilot as well as a basic and instrument ground instructor with an interest in weather. He has been flying since 2012, has over 800 hours of which over 300 have been in the IFR system.  He also enjoys flying at night as well as flying in the LA area.

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or info@sancarlosflight.com.

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