Trip Overview

Taylor, TX – Alpine – Marfa – Presidio – Lajitas – San Antonio (OCT 2018)

October 5, 2018 — October 14, 2018

  • Number of Days: 3
  • Total Miles: 808

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  This should be a fantastic trip – fall weather, west Texas mountains, and the scenic Rio Grande. We’ll depart T74 – TAYLOR on Friday morning – Oct. 5 and fly to KSOA – SONORA for lunch and fuel. Then, it’s over the West Texas mountains to KE38 – ALPINE.  Saturday, we’ll make a short flight to KMRF – MARFA,  then, fly south to KPRS – Presidio and on to 89TE – LAJITAS for overnight at the Lodge. The homeward flight on Sunday will take us along the Rio Grande, some of the most beautiful scenery in Texas, with a fuel stop at KDRT – DEL RIO and late lunch at KSSF – STINSON in SAN ANTONIO. This one’s coming up soon. Post a comment if you’re planning to join us.  Thanks for following. ENJOY THE JOURNEY! 


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Getting Ready

Early morning silhouette taken from the hangar on our last trip to Alpine

Outbound – Taylor-Sonora-Alpine-Marfa-Presidio           Return – Lajitas-Del Rio-San Antonio

Day 1

Friday, October 5, 2018

Taylor, TX (T74) to Alpine, TX (KE38)

Miles flown this day: 324

Total miles flown: 324

Day 2

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Alpine, TX (KE38) to Marfa KMRF, then LaJitas (89TE)

Miles flown this day: 100

Total miles flown: 424

Day 3

Sunday, October 7, 2018

LaJitas (89TE) to San Antonio (KSSF) to Taylor (T74)

Miles flown this day: 384

Total miles flown: 808

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Robert Dabbs 8th of October 2018 05:31:02 PM

REPLY TO RAY HANCOCK - Thanks for offering to help. The trip was quite an adventure. About half of it was... read more

REPLY TO RAY HANCOCK - Thanks for offering to help. The trip was quite an adventure. About half of it was fun and the other half a constant challenge to fly take off and land in 6000 density altitude, compounded by relentless bad weather. Dayton drove to Junction in Chandler's car so Chandler could get back to Houston. Then Dayton flew back seat in my Gyro and navigated us safely home to T74. It's good to be home. Thanks again for your offer to help. BobbyD

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Ray Hancock 8th of October 2018 12:46:44 PM

I see you're now at Junction with the nastier weather to the east of you. Stay safe. Ray

I see you're now at Junction with the nastier weather to the east of you. Stay safe. Ray

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Ray Hancock 8th of October 2018 11:00:27 AM

Are you guys stuck in Sonora? Is there anything I can do to help from Boerne? Ray

Are you guys stuck in Sonora? Is there anything I can do to help from Boerne? Ray

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Brook Benten 7th of October 2018 05:05:40 PM

You guys are still way out there. Get outta that cactus and come on home!

You guys are still way out there. Get outta that cactus and come on home!

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Brook Benten 6th of October 2018 07:18:45 AM

Hope you had a slice of pizza at my place in Alpine. Have fun, be super safe, love you!!!

Hope you had a slice of pizza at my place in Alpine. Have fun, be super safe, love you!!!

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Robert Dabbs 3rd of October 2018 04:01:31 PM

Sorry bout that Ray. We'll think about you when we're wading across the Rio Grande

Sorry bout that Ray. We'll think about you when we're wading across the Rio Grande

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Ray Hancock 3rd of October 2018 08:37:03 AM

Looks like I won't be able to go due to a water tank issue at the house....it never ends. Enjoy the trip. Ray

Looks like I won't be able to go due to a water tank issue at the house....it never ends. Enjoy the trip. Ray

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Robert Dabbs 29th of September 2018 07:44:45 AM

Hi Ray, Glad you might be able to go. Right now, Chandler and I are the only confirmed. We're staying at... read more

Hi Ray, Glad you might be able to go. Right now, Chandler and I are the only confirmed. We're staying at HOLLAND HOTEL (Alpine) on Friday and LAJITAS RESORT on Saturday. Hope you're able to join us. ROBERT

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Ray Hancock 29th of September 2018 05:40:50 AM

My schedule is opening up, and I may be able to go on this trip. I'll know by Wednesday. Is that too late? Ray

My schedule is opening up, and I may be able to go on this trip. I'll know by Wednesday. Is that too late? Ray

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