The Slug Crawls Over the Rockies

Many pilots hesitate to fly small single-engine airplanes on long trips or over high terrain. That's a shame, because they're missing some of the greatest joys of aviation. A 2,000 NM X-C across the Continental Divide in a light plane is no big deal when properly planned and approached with the right attitude. Case in point: the author's strictly-VFR trip from California to Wisconsin in his two-place Grumman Yankee.

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