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    Default Need some help from Western Pilots

    Picking up a new Carbon Cub in late Oct.
    Thought of flying south down coast of Oregon & California
    before heading east to Florida.Can anyone tell me
    what sort of weather I might expect along the coast that time of year
    and if there is any way to get past all the restricted airspace
    between Monterey and Santa Barbara in a Cub? Thanks

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    Default Re: Need some help from Western Pilots

    On the coast itself you should expect morning fog, especially in California. If you like to sleep late and leave at noon you'll be fine. You might visit the coast during the day but stay inland a bit somewhere if you like to leave early.
    Randy Lervold

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    Default Re: Need some help from Western Pilots

    I've done that trip east from YKM enough times I'm using my toes now to tally them up. Most all of them came east of the Mississippi to their final destination. Former CC employee, current and ongoing ferry pilot. Feel free to call or email and I'll give you a thorough rundown. My last delivery was a Carbon Cub picked up a year ago and flown to Jupiter, FL in four days. Its a fun trip no matter which route you take. I've crossed the Rockies from Flathead all the way down to El Paso, lots of good routes to choose from. Willing to help.

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    Default Re: Need some help from Western Pilots

    Quote Originally Posted by armaurer View Post
    Picking up a new Carbon Cub in late Oct.
    Thought of flying south down coast of Oregon & California
    before heading east to Florida.Can anyone tell me
    what sort of weather I might expect along the coast that time of year
    and if there is any way to get past all the restricted airspace
    between Monterey and Santa Barbara in a Cub? Thanks
    That would be a long trip. Weather permitting I would go south along the east side of the Cascades to Redmond, OR, then to Redding, CA down the San Juoaquin Valley of California to Palmdale then turn east to Florida.

    I live in San Luis Obispo, California. The only restricted area on the immediate coast between Monterey and Santa Barbara is R-2517 at Vandenberg, AFB. If you talk to SBA approach you will find that space is often cold if there are no launches scheduled and they will let you go through that area. Fog and stratus along the coast is the bigger issue.
    Bob Anderson, CC11-00316, N382RA

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    Default Re: Need some help from Western Pilots

    Hello Everyone,
    Thanks for the Western flying advice.
    It will be an adventure. Sounds like it is better
    to avoid the coast because of frequent fog.
    I guess I will be better off staying east of the
    Cascades.
    Who can tell me the best RPM setting to
    plan 2.5 hour legs with some reserve
    and standard fuel in Carbon Cub?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Need some help from Western Pilots

    If this is a new Carbon Cub you will have to run it hard to break it in. I just brought a CC 0-340 back to Ga. and ran it at 2500 RPM all the way back burned 10 GPH for the 23 hr trip. It only used 1 qt. of oil for the trip.
    EV

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    It doesn't get any better than flying down the coast in a Carbon Cub -- and October is a great time to do it. The marine layer is not usually a factor, and the winter storms aren't coming in yet. If you like, I'll send you some pics of a trip we took up the coast from Northern Santa Barbara County to Half Moon Bay. After you see them, you'll definately want to take the trip yourself. If you do, give us a heads up when you're coming through San Luis Obispo County, on the California Central Coast. Join us for dinner, and we'll put a roof over your head for the night. Welcome to the Carbon Cub community!

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    Default Re: Need some help from Western Pilots

    Quote Originally Posted by John Hodges View Post
    It doesn't get any better than flying down the coast in a Carbon Cub -- and October is a great time to do it. The marine layer is not usually a factor, and the winter storms aren't coming in yet. If you like, I'll send you some pics of a trip we took up the coast from Northern Santa Barbara County to Half Moon Bay. After you see them, you'll definately want to take the trip yourself. If you do, give us a heads up when you're coming through San Luis Obispo County, on the California Central Coast. Join us for dinner, and we'll put a roof over your head for the night. Welcome to the Carbon Cub community!
    Hi John Hodges
    Sounds great. would love to see some photos and come by SLO.
    My E mail address is armaurer1@me.com
    Thanks for the invite.
    I have had some replies that suggest the coast is
    difficult but we really would enjoy the scenery
    that Floridians don't get to see often.
    thanks
    Alan Maurer

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