Jason, Your plane will certainly handle the altitudes along your proposed route. I have flown all of this area from about Southern Alabama on to the west coast in my KR. You will be dealing with high DA from West Texas on, but it's not anything your plane can't handle. Just be patient with it as the ground roll will be long and the ground speeds will be noticeably faster as compared to your indicated airspeeds for landing and departure.
That should be a scenic route across the Grand Canyon. When I flew to Chino a few years ago, I flew pretty much direct from Los Alamos, NM (KLAM) to Chino (KCNO) with a refueling stop in Winslow,AZ (KINW). After leaving Winslow you will overfly the meteor crater, and the Sedona area. That's a very scenic flight and would be about the same departing from Albuquerque (KAEG), but I think the Grand Canyon flight would also be pretty awesome. I flew the South Rim route along there in a Cessna 320 once. That was pretty cool flight. I also flew the North Rim along Farmington, NM, to Page, AZ, to St George, UT in my Tomahawk. Another really scenic flight. Double Eagle in Albuquerque is a good stop as they have a nice restaurant there for breakfast and lunch. Sedona is also a pretty awesome stop with a nice restaurant (Mesa Grill) on the field that should be open 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, but is pretty much a one way runway on a mesa top, so have a number of accidents there. But it is a gorgeous place to stop. Just watch the DA and be ready to either land or depart with a tailwind if you decide to stop there. Laughlin/Bullhead City (KIFP) is interesting. You used to be able to walk from the airport parking to the river and take a water taxi across the river to the casinos. It was an interesting downhill taxi that would test the brakes on your plane. I think they have since closed that parking area, so you may have to call a casino to come get you if you want to spend the night there, or take a taxi. It was always kind of fun watching the water taxi pontoons and the float planes on the fast current of the river there in Laughlin. Most of the flying is kind of ho-hum boring until you get to around Santa Rosa, NM (KSXU). From there on, the landscape gets really scenic and the DA gets a bit high. But it's some beautiful flying if the weather is nice. I lived and flew out in that area for 32 years. All in all, it sounds like a fun trip and you will see some of the best scenery in the West. -Jeff Scott Arkansas Ozarks > Sent: Monday, June 08, 2020 at 8:57 PM > From: "Jason Brooks via KRnet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > To: "KRnet" <email@example.com> > Cc: "Jason Brooks" <iced...@gmail.com> > Subject: Re: KR> Cross country route > > I'm flying a Piper Twin Comanche, no turbos. I have Foreflight and have > used AirNav and Skyvector in planning but I haven't been out west before. > I have used airnav to lookup info on airports and navs but route planning. > I have been looking at a couple routes that I can fly but didn't know if > anyone had experience with it for both safety and sightseeing reasons. > This is the route I am currently looking at but I have only picked out the > first 2 fuel stops so far. > Skyvector Route > <https://skyvector.com/?ll=35.91040866479744,-106.67504882359427&chart=301&zoom=9&fpl=N0160A100%20X07%20HEVVN%20MLU%20KCVN%20SELPE%20V62%20ACH%20V12%20ABQ%20V187%20RSK%20V210%20TBC%20V208%20GCN%20V210%20HEC%20V12%20PMD%20V137%20GMN%20V23%20FRAME%20KFAT> > > On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 7:58 PM Flesner via KRnet <firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote: > > > On 6/8/2020 5:39 PM, Jason Brooks via KRnet wrote: > > > I'm getting read to head out on a flight from Orlando, FL, to Fresno, CA. > > > Does anyone have a good route that they have flown? I have looked at a > > > couple but want some advice from people who have flown the area. > > > > > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > > > > What type aircraft are you flying? Have you ever used "AirNav" to plan > > a route? > > > > Larry Flesner > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Search the KRnet Archives at > > https://email@example.com/. > > Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. > > see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change > > options. > > To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org > > > > > -- > Jason Brooks > _______________________________________________ > Search the KRnet Archives at > https://firstname.lastname@example.org/. > Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. > see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change > options. > To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org > _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at https://email@example.com/. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options. To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org