Trip Overview

Taylor, TX to San Francisco

April 15, 2016 — April 21, 2016

  • Number of Days: 3
  • Total Miles: 1351

Dayton and Paul  departed T74 (Taylor, TX) this  morning at about 10:00 0′ clock to deliver Gyro 747RD to it’s new owners in San Francisco.

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Day 1

Friday, April 15, 2016

Taylor, TX (T74) to El Paso (KELP)

Miles flown this day: 468

Total miles flown: 468

Day 2

Saturday, April 16, 2016

El Paso (KELP) to Blythe, CA (KBLH)

Miles flown this day: 443

Total miles flown: 911


Got a call from Dayton Saturday night at about 10:00 0′ clock that they had made it to BLYTHE, CA (KBLH). That leaves about 400 miles to go on Sunday. I remember from my days working in radio that Blythe, CA would often hold the record for hottest place in the United States. Fly Safely!

Day 3

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Blythe, CA (KBLH) to somewhere near San Francisco

Miles flown this day: 440

Total miles flown: 1351


I haven’t had a lot of  contact with Dayton today, but, at about 2:30 Central time (12:30 Pacific time), they were at Lancaster, CA, about 100 miles from the California coastline. If all goes well, they should reach their destination before dark today.

UPDATE: They made it to San Luis Obispo on the west coast at about 5:00 O’Clock Central time.  Now, they’ll fly up the California coastline to their final destination near San Francisco.

UPDATE: They made it! Landed at GILROY, CA (E16) at about 8:00 Central time. Got a call from Dayton that he’s flying out over the Pacific to look for Whales.  And the adventure continues.

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Doug Rhodes 17th of April 2016 09:12:11 PM

Ok they are there. When does Dayton Fly home. And Robert the creek is RISING, T74 posted some impressive... read more

Ok they are there. When does Dayton Fly home. And Robert the creek is RISING, T74 posted some impressive creek photos!

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Robert Dabbs 17th of April 2016 09:12:11 PM

Thanks, Doug! I'm on my way to the airport now. to check out the rising water. And, Dayton plans to fly... read more

Thanks, Doug! I'm on my way to the airport now. to check out the rising water. And, Dayton plans to fly home to TX on Tuesday.

Robert Dabbs 16th of April 2016 04:31:45 PM

At 4:30 CDT, they haven't made it to Tucson. Dayton reported that their ground speed was down to about 26... read more

At 4:30 CDT, they haven't made it to Tucson. Dayton reported that their ground speed was down to about 26 kts, due to headwinds. Right now,, they have about 600 miles to go to their final destination.

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Greg Gremminger 15th of April 2016 10:57:18 PM

Who is flying with Dayton?

Who is flying with Dayton?

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Robert Dabbs 15th of April 2016 10:57:18 PM

Hi Greg, his name is Paul. He's a powered parachute and gyro pilot from the west coast.

Hi Greg, his name is Paul. He's a powered parachute and gyro pilot from the west coast.

Robert Dabbs 15th of April 2016 07:38:42 PM

7:30 CDT - looks like they have stopped at small airport in DELL CITY, TX about 70 miles east of El Paso.... read more

7:30 CDT - looks like they have stopped at small airport in DELL CITY, TX about 70 miles east of El Paso. Must be weather related, because there's nothing at the Dell city airport, not even fuel. Hope all is well.

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Brook Benten 15th of April 2016 07:38:42 PM

Thanks for the update, Dad! Dayton, that's lucky on the fuel. Be safe!!

Thanks for the update, Dad! Dayton, that's lucky on the fuel. Be safe!!

Robert Dabbs 15th of April 2016 07:38:42 PM

10:00 CDT I just got a call from Dayton. The reason they deviated north to Dell City was due to strong... read more

10:00 CDT I just got a call from Dayton. The reason they deviated north to Dell City was due to strong headwinds which made them too low on fuel to make El Paso. After finidng no fuel in Dell City, they carefully measured remaining fuel and decided to push on to El Paso. Then fog set in as they were on long final and the low fuel light came on. But, they landed safely at El Pase Intl. The distances between fuel stops should be shorter tomorrow, but they are expecting more headwinds, along with a 7000-8000 ft climb over mountain ranges. And on they go!