This video is of the next day departing from Redding around noon. It was a 3.3hrs flight with all the deviations. We final got to tell the kids where we actually were when we landed.
Flew home from Vegas Wednesday. We left around 10:30 Calgary time and cleared customs at 19:00. It was windy again in Vegas. Kids kept loosing their hats so we had to keep a hold of everything while loading the plane. The wind was out of the north so we settled in or a long light to Idaho Falls. With all the wind came all the bumps. It was a fun ride. Snow showers in Salt Lake through to Idaho falls. Approach warned us about moderate turbulently below 10k. We had been in it the whole flight, no different in Salt Lake. The plan was lunch in Idaho falls, found out the restaurant was closed so we settles for beaf jerky and muffins from the terminal store. Next stop was Cut Bank for the last cheaper fuel. Had to drop to 6500 to get out of the mountains around Helena. Bumps and headwind persisted until on final into High River.
It was a great trip with over 2500 nm flown. We seen way more scenery than anyone sitting in a tube at 40 thousand ft and had lots of fun doing it. Kids are great flyers, the bumps do not bother them and never once asked how much farther on a 3.5 hr flight. Well maybe once;-
Leaving the sandy beaches of San Diego today. We are heading for Las Vegas. There is a cold front coming through producing strong winds. Plans are to get on the ground before it gets to bad. Weather is suppose to go VFR by noon here. We plan to be ready to go by then.
Runways are all north south, north of Las Vegas so an emergency pee stop will not be an option. Good reason to tour Vegas again. Winds are forecasted to be strong again tomorrow but at least we will be flying out of it. They will be out of the north, it will be a slow bumpy ride tomorrow.