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Midwest to Vegas

Planning a trip from Midwest to Vegas in mid December. Any advice regarding routing to the south for warmer weather and high terrain avoidance, fuel stop etc would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Model: Baron 95-A55
Posted 10/30/2023 - 3 months ago
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I know several GA pilots up here in Iowa who fly to Dalhart TX - then continue to Henderson Executive Las Vegas. Routing takes you over the lowest terrain and breaks flight up into about two-3 hour legs each. Good for fuel planning and passenger comfort.

Posted 10/31/2023 - 3 months ago
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I’d suggest Pampa, Borger or Dumas (PPA, BGD, or DUX) for fuel. Word apparently has gotten out about DHT and their prices reflected that a couple weeks ago.

Posted 11/1/2023 - 3 months ago
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Dumas (KDUX) is my choice. Simple self serve pump, and the bonus of a restaurant 200 ft from the pumps.

trumpet nelson - San Antonio, Texas

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Posted 11/2/2023 - 3 months ago
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I vote for Borger. The fuel is cheap, and the airport manager is a Vtail owner(he sold me my vtail to restore another one), and the courtesy car will take you to the saltiest fried chicken restaurant in the south (Chicken Express). KBGD > ONM > KBRG > KSEZ > KVGT AT 9500 Smooth sailing VFR, great views and great eating in SEZ on the airport, too.

Posted 11/3/2023 - 3 months ago
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Midwest to Vegas