aya.gif (5820 bytes)ggrummanlogo_2.gif (7877 bytes)48 State Round-Robin Flight Plan


Click to enlargeI recently purchased an Avmap EKP IV GPS receiver in an effort to modernize fight operations in my 1979 Cheetah.  The EKP is typical of the current breed of database rich units, but with a larger, higher resolution display than other portables.  After putting about 20 cross country hours on it, I have become comfortable using most of its features.  However, I still felt a need to sharpen my skills in planning flights using the EKP, in order to facilitate making necessary changes when deviations are called for in flight.  What I devised to provide a flight planning exercise is a proposed mission to fly to each of the 48 contiguous states beginning at my Virginia location, with a stop in each state at an uncontrolled field.   A few places and the sequence were chosen out of personal preference.  This plan was developed on the EKP using the map display and internal database.  The table below shows the sequence and stops planned.  Airnav links are provided for each facility.  The total distance is 6500 nautical miles, with the single longest leg under 500 nautical miles (within the normal range envelope of the Cheetah).

No. State Airport Place name
1 MD KOXB Ocean City, Maryland
2 DE KGED Georgetown, Delaware
3 NY KWWD Wildwood, New Jersey
4 CT KMMK Oxford, Connecticut
5 RI 08R West Kingston, Rhode Island
6 MA 6B6 Stow, Massachusetts
7 ME KSFM Sanford, Maine
8 NH KLCI Laconia, New Hampshire
9 VT KVSF Springfield, Vermont
10 NY 5N3 Ithaca, New York
11 PA KAFJ Washington, Pennsylvania
12 WV 74D Moundsville, West Virginia
13 OH KFDY Findlay, Ohio
14 MI KOEB Coldwater, Michigan
15 IN KVPZ Valparaiso, Indiana
16 IL KDKB De Kalb, Illinois
17 WI KPVB Platteville, Wisconsin
18 MN 68Y Wells, Minnesota
19 IA KSPW Spencer, Iowa
20 NE KOFK Norfolk, Nebraska
21 SD KPIR Pierre, South Dakota
22 ND KDIK Dickinson, North Dakota
23 WY W43 Hulett, Wyoming
24 MT M46 Colstrip, Montana
No. State Airport Place name
25 ID KPUW Moscow, ID, Washington
26 WA KPSC Pasco, Washington
27 OR KUAO Aurora, Oregon
28 CA KLHM Lincoln, California
29 NV 0L4 Goldfield, Nevada
30 AZ KSGU St George, Utah
31 UT 0V7 Kayenta, Arizona
32 NM KFMN Farmington, New Mexico
33 CO KTAD Trinidad, Colorado
34 KS X43 Sunray, Texas
35 OK 1K5 Waynoka, Oklahoma
36 KS KWLD Winfield/Arkansas City, Kansas
37 MO 3DW Springfield, Missouri
38 KY 1M7 Fulton, Kentucky
39 TN 2M8 Millington, Tennessee
40 AR 5M1 De Witt, Arkansas
41 LA 0M9 Delhi, Louisiana
42 MS M59 Richton, Mississippi
43 AL KEKY Bessemer, Alabama
44 FL F95 Blountstown, Florida
45 GA KSBO Swainsboro, Georgia
46 SC KCDN Camden, South Carolina
47 NC KJNX Smithfield, North Carolina
48 VA W96 Quinton, Virginia
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