Trip Overview

Taylor TX to Mountain Home AR to Memphis TN to Natchez MS

August 13, 2015 — August 17, 2015

  • Number of Days: 4
  • Total Miles: 1259

This trip combines the MOUNTAIN HOME and MEMPHIS trips that we missed earlier in the summer due to schedule conflicts.  This should be a great trip to wind up the summer.

ENJOY THE JOURNEY

ROBERT DABBS

MAGNI M16 -N747KW


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Getting Ready

Dayton & I are planning to DPT T74 – Taylor at 8:30 on Thursday – Aug. 13.

On Day 2, we plan to stop for lunch at GASTON’S RESORT  near Mountain Home AR. They have a grass strip next to the river where everything from DC3’s to Citation jets have landed. Click the PIX below for a closer look….


Day 1

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Taylor TX to Little Rock AR

Miles flown this day: 366

Total miles flown: 366


Day 2

Friday, August 14, 2015

Little Rock AR to Mountain Home AR to Memphis TN

Miles flown this day: 230

Total miles flown: 596


Day 3

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Memphis TN to Natchez MS

Miles flown this day: 340

Total miles flown: 936


Day 4

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Natchez MS to Taylor TX

Miles flown this day: 323

Total miles flown: 1259


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Robert Dabbs 16th of August 2015 04:26:43 PM

Touched down at T74 in Taylor at about 4:55 PM. This was one of those trips where every stop had something... read more

Touched down at T74 in Taylor at about 4:55 PM. This was one of those trips where every stop had something or someone who made the trip more fun. We met a lot of nice people, ate a lot of good food, and saw sights that are hard to describe unless you're there. Thanks to everyone who followed along and especially to those who took time to post comments. Here are the PIX from Day 4 that began in Natchez. See you on the next trip!

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Scott Thomas 16th of August 2015 11:34:29 AM

Looks like all you guys do is fly and eat. Have you checked your W&B lately.............have a nice... read more

Looks like all you guys do is fly and eat. Have you checked your W&B lately.............have a nice day Scott

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Daniel Jimenez 16th of August 2015 06:31:37 AM

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing your trip.

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing your trip.

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Kathy Dabbs 16th of August 2015 06:01:04 AM

What a memorable trip! There is actually a slight chance of rain for the Austin area today so be on the... read more

What a memorable trip! There is actually a slight chance of rain for the Austin area today so be on the look out! Great Pictures! Can't wait to see you two!

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Brook Benten 16th of August 2015 05:24:26 AM

Thanks for letting us live vicariously through you via gyrotrips. Be safe on homecoming day 4! We look... read more

Thanks for letting us live vicariously through you via gyrotrips. Be safe on homecoming day 4! We look forward to seeing you tonight.

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John Craparo 16th of August 2015 05:08:50 AM

This trip is packed with flying fun, a few challenges and lots of great sights. Crossroads, dancing... read more

This trip is packed with flying fun, a few challenges and lots of great sights. Crossroads, dancing fountains, good food... I would think you were in NYC, Vegas, Paris and other far flung lands. Looking forward to the stories.

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Brook Benten 15th of August 2015 08:22:42 PM

So glad yall got to see Chamberlan! Hope there are pictures to come!! Safe travels.

So glad yall got to see Chamberlan! Hope there are pictures to come!! Safe travels.

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Robert Dabbs 15th of August 2015 08:15:43 PM

Day 3 was eventful. We got vectored all around Memphis by controllers who were overloaded with FEDX... read more

Day 3 was eventful. We got vectored all around Memphis by controllers who were overloaded with FEDX planes. Then, our fuel stop in Kosciusko Miss only accepted cash or checks for fuel and no one was on site to take payment. Like stepping back to the Stone Age. Thunderstorms caught us about 30 miles out of Hattiesburg, but successfully flew around. Saw lots of chicken houses and pine trees. Made a few PIX of old Hattiesburg and USM. Highlight was visiting with son, Chamberlan. Caught a shot of former NFL star's compound on flight to Natchez. Ended the day at Rolling River Bistro. Enjoy the Pix.

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Robert Dabbs 15th of August 2015 07:45:34 AM

How can you go wrong with breakfast at a place called The BluePlate Cafe and server named RubyAnne? We... read more

How can you go wrong with breakfast at a place called The BluePlate Cafe and server named RubyAnne? We decided to deviate a bit from our flight plan and stop in Hattiesburg MS for lunch with Chamberlan, then on to Natchez. Should be departing MEMPHIS at about 11:00.

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John Craparo 15th of August 2015 07:37:08 AM

Have fun, looking foward to Natchez report. I just oulled into the Antique Archeology parking lot in... read more

Have fun, looking foward to Natchez report. I just oulled into the Antique Archeology parking lot in Nashville.

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Kathy Dabbs 15th of August 2015 06:20:56 AM

I am loving your trip!!! So is Chandler! He definitely needs to be on the next one! :) So does John! ... read more

I am loving your trip!!! So is Chandler! He definitely needs to be on the next one! :) So does John! SHOOT, SO DO I! Fly safe.......and thanks for the adventure in pictures!

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Robert Dabbs 15th of August 2015 05:54:59 AM

John, the parole board is reviewing Dayton's PIX to determine if his release will be delayed. Doug, We... read more

John, the parole board is reviewing Dayton's PIX to determine if his release will be delayed. Doug, We got to Memphis 5 minutes after Elvis had left the building. We'll be heading south through the Miss Delta SAT. To end the day in Natchez.

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John Craparo 15th of August 2015 04:40:31 AM

I want to report these images to the admistrator.. that much fun must be wrong! We have to sign that... read more

I want to report these images to the admistrator.. that much fun must be wrong! We have to sign that SPECIAL boy up for the OLYMPICS. Is that what they mean by comic relief? I am sure yout-in trouble for that. OK, enough of my jealousy. Where is that field you landed in? Part of Gastons or just a fun looking spot to set down? Thanks for sharing the good times!

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Robert Dabbs 14th of August 2015 09:31:54 PM

Day 2 started with a morning walk around downtown Little Rock. Check out Dayton's jump across the... read more

Day 2 started with a morning walk around downtown Little Rock. Check out Dayton's jump across the fountain in front of the Marriott. We took off from North Little Rock Airport to some of the most beautiful country I've ever seen in N/W Arkansas. We arrived at Gaston's River Resort at about 2:30 for lunch in the Riverside Restaurant - quite a treat. We watched the Mountains turn to flat Delta on our last leg to Memphis. We managed to get to the Pyramid Bass Pro Shop just in time for a cold beer and a night shot of the Mississippi River Bridge. More to come tomorrow!

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Brook Benten 14th of August 2015 10:08:08 AM

Seems bizarre that someone built roller coasters in the middle of the country, but I could get on board... read more

Seems bizarre that someone built roller coasters in the middle of the country, but I could get on board with that. Weeeeeeeee!

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Doug Rhodes 14th of August 2015 09:52:59 AM

Very Nice---Say hi to Elvis for me, will ya?

Very Nice---Say hi to Elvis for me, will ya?

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Kathy Dabbs 14th of August 2015 08:15:08 AM

So glad to see you two having so much fun! Maybe in Memphis you actually be able to get the keys to your... read more

So glad to see you two having so much fun! Maybe in Memphis you actually be able to get the keys to your rental car.....not just the car!

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John Craparo 14th of August 2015 07:44:06 AM

Great pictures. Of course Dayton climbed up something... a tradition.

Great pictures. Of course Dayton climbed up something... a tradition.

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Robert Dabbs 14th of August 2015 06:07:49 AM

Wow! Perfect weather, good flying, and great company. Day one was perfect, with exception that the keys to... read more

Wow! Perfect weather, good flying, and great company. Day one was perfect, with exception that the keys to our rental car were locked in the closed FBO. But, the Uber trip to downtown LRK was more entertaining than a front row in Vegas. We getting some good PIX. Will post soon. Onward to Mountain Home and Memphis today.

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Brook Benten 13th of August 2015 01:08:46 PM

That looks beautiful. Enjoy the journey.

That looks beautiful. Enjoy the journey.

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