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Flight around GA Mountains
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Here are some photos from a flight around the Georgia Mountains.  The flight started at Jackson County Airport (19A) then Blairsville(DZJ) , Campbell(1A3), over Blue Ridge, Gilmor County (49A) near Ellijay and back to Jackson. Total distance was around 170 miles completed in 2 and 1/2 hours flying time.
P&M Aviation Quik GT450 trike ready to take-off at Jackson County Airport P&M Aviation Quik GT450 - Trike GPS  and map board
Knee board set up ready to go 90’s vintage Garmin GPS which only gives bearing, distance, ground speed which is fine when used with a sectional Sectional (aeronautical map) with course marked.  I mark the course in ten minute intervals (12 miles at 70 mph) Flight plan - I use AOPA Flight Planner which is free with AOPA membership Timer to check progress against marked course Post its with airport details, runway details radio frequencies etc Since this flight my Garmin  could not pick up the satellites and has been retired - I’m presently using a Mini Ipad with the Garmin Pilot software which works very well
Left - Ready for take off on Jackson County runway 35 Make the radio call “Jackson County Traffic, Light Sport Trike 494AT departing 35, then outbound to west” Jackson County Traffic Below Left - Climbing from runway 35, 1000ft per minute at 70mph Below Right - setting course for the mountains, course magnetic heading 337 degrees - the compass is on top of the instrument panel
P&M Aviation Quik GT450 trike  take-off at Jackson County Airport P&M Aviation Quik GT450 trike  take-off at Jackson County Airport P&M Aviation Quik GT450 trike GPS and map board in a trike Lake Lanier Georgia from a P&M Aviation Quik GT450 trike
Left - GPS looks on course Below Left - Crossing the north end of Lake Lanier Below Right - Mountains coming into view. Bottom right on the instrument panel - the red indicator is the trim position - an electric trim control can trim the trike for hands off flight between 55 and 85 mph. The round instrument is the fuel gauge - tank holds fuel for about 4 hours flying
Georgia from a  P&M Aviation Quik GT450 trike Georgia mountains from a P&M Aviation Quik GT450 trike P&M GT450 trike Georgia P&M GT450 trike Georgia
Left - Over the mountains after about 45 minutes flying Below - next set of photos are trike at Campbell Airport
P&M GT450 trike Georgia Lake Lanier Georgia P&M GT450 trike Georgia P&M GT450 trike Georgia Lake Lanier Georgia from P&M Quik GT450 trike Gainsville Airport Georgia from  P&M Quik GT450 trike P&M GT450 trike Georgia
Left - on the way back. Top instruments left to right are : Air Speed Indicator (ASI) - showing near 80 mph Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI) - showing level flight Altimeter showing just under 4500ft. The bottom row left to right are trim position, fuel gauge and the engine instruments Below Left - Lake Lanier  Bottom  - Gainsville airport only about 20 miles back to Jackson County
Lake Lanier Georgia  from P&M Quik GT450 trike