I can’t speak for the entire route, however looking at it on Skyvector, I would HIGHLY recommend stopping at KMEI in Meridian Mississippi (~450 NM from Orlando) as your first stop. They have very reasonable fuel prices and amazing food inside their FBO. Fresh hot dogs, fruit, pizza (if you get there on a Friday), a coffee grinder, ice cold lemonade, and a soft serve ice cream machine are just a few treats you can enjoy there. Also did I mention, it’s all free? In addition, you’ll probably see some Navy T-45C’s flying around the area and they very well might land there as well. They’re mostly student pilots, and when not briefing/debriefing, are generally fairly chatty and eager to talk about their experiences flying the T-45C.
I used to live in Meridian for almost three years, and KMEI is about as good as they come in terms of general aviation pitstops. It’s giving me nostalgia just typing this out. If you’re looking to stay a little closer to the water and have a little nicer view (at least while you’re down south), you could always hug the coast and make Stennis (KHSA, just west of Gulfport MS) your first stop. Unless something has changed, when you land at Stennis and buy fuel from them, you can eat at their café’ for something stupidly cheap (I’m talking a fresh shrimp sandwich, sweet potato fries, and a drink for something in the realm of $5). If you’re lucky, you might see some military aircraft down there as well. Regardless of whatever route you take, have a great trip and fly safe! If you find yourself in WA for whatever reason, hit me up and I’ll try to come and meet you! V/R Sam Spanovich N6399U 74S, Anacortes WA Sent from Mail for Windows 10 _______________________________________________ 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