Took a flight up to Portland Area with Patrick

Cessna 172 N748SP sitting on the ramp at Palo Alto (KPAO)
Instrument Panel of Cessna 172 N748SP
Edward refueling the Cessna
Golden Gate Bridge from 5 miles out to sea at 5,500 feet
Black Butte under the fog at 8,500 feet
Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta Ever since getting my pilot's certificate in June, I wanted to go on a long cross country flight to visit my mom near Portland Oregon. My company shuts down the office in Mountain View for two weeks around Christmas and New Years. I took this as the perfect opportunity to take several days to go to Oregon. The flight should only take on average about 5 hours each way if the wind remains the same both ways. For this particular trip since the winds were from the north, I knew it would take longer to get there than to get back. So we planned accordingly.

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