Trip Overview

Taylor, TX to Blue Ridge, GA (June 2016)

June 3, 2016 — June 11, 2016

  • Number of Days: 7
  • Total Miles: 1519

Our destination airport is (1A3) in Copperhill, TN,  just north of the Georgia state line. We’ll be staying at the WATERFALL LODGE near Mineral Bluff, GA, just off Appalachian Hwy 76. The total trip will be about 1500 miles. Thanks for following. ENJOY THE JOURNEY


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Getting Ready

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MOST of the plans and reservations are in place for this trip to Blue Ridge, GA. Hotels, restaurants, car rentals, hangar rentals, are all set. Right now, it looks like 9-10 people will be going. Chandler and I will be departing T74 at 8:30  Friday morning, June 3rd, in my gyro N747KW.  I’m still not sure if Dayton will be flying a gyro or flying commercial.  Hope he can make it, but, either way, it should be a fun trip.

05-28-16 TRIP UPDATE

The main rotor-head bolt was damaged when changing out the rotor brake on gyro N747KW.  We’re having to order a new one from Italy. Regretfully, we’ll be making this trip to Blue Ridge by traditional planes, trains and automobiles.  And on we go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1

Friday, June 3, 2016

Taylor, TX to Jackson, MS (KMBO)

Miles flown this day: 393

Total miles flown: 393


 

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LUNCH – AIRPORT CAFE – Angelina County Airport – Lufkin, TX

ONION RINGS CHAR JACKSON MS

DINNER – CHAR STEAKHOUSE – Jackson, MS

Day 2

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Jackson, MS to Chattanooga, TN (KCHA)

Miles flown this day: 302

Total miles flown: 695


PRIMOS JACKSON MSCAPESIDE FISH COMPANY GADSDEN ALBOATHOUSE CHATTANOOGA

BREAKFAST at Primos, one of Jackson’s oldest restaurants.

LUNCH at Capeside Fish Company – Gadsden, AL

DINNER at The Boathouse on The Tennesee River – Chattanooga

Day 3

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Chattanooga, TN to Copperhill, TN (1A3)

Miles flown this day: 44

Total miles flown: 739


K1A3 COPPERHILL TENNWATERFALL LODGE PHOTO

1A3 Airport – Copperhill, TN              Waterfall Lodge – about 10 miles from 1A3 Airport

Day 4

Monday, June 6, 2016

Hiking & Rafting

Miles flown this day: 0

Total miles flown: 739


WHITE WATER RAFTING

White Water Rafting on the Ocoee River. Photo from High Country Adventures.

Day 5

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Day in the Mountains

Miles flown this day: 0

Total miles flown: 739


HIKING BLUE RIDGE

Photo courtesy blueridgemoutainlife.com

Day 6

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Copperhill, TN to Hammond, LA (KHDC)

Miles flown this day: 409

Total miles flown: 1148


MR Ps DELI PHOTOJACMEL INN HAMMOND

LUNCH – We’ll stop in Birmingham for lunch with our ole pal, Clint Gaissert at MR P’s DELI.

DINNER: The  JACMEL INN restaurant in Hammond, LA is a good way to end the day.

Day 7

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hammond, LA (KHDC) to Taylor, TX (T74)

Miles flown this day: 371

Total miles flown: 1519


 

No need to rush! We’ll take time for breakfast at The Yellow Bird Cafe before departing Hammond.


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