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Best of day 2: Destin - Baton Rouge

This post is  a summary of today’s flight that took us from Destin (KDTS) to Baton Rouge (KBTR). But before, we’ve to kill a myth. While we were preparing this project, many people said that we have to fly shoulder against shoulder, or joked that fitting two tall guys like us in a Cessna 150 is not possible. This is false. We have lot of room in this small cockpit. We had to squeeze a bit but only to take this picture. Look at all the spare room between Vincent’s shoulder and the window.

Two pilots in a Cessna 150

Now, back to today’s flight. It had some common points with yesterday’s flight:

  • Lot of weather, even in the early morning
  • Navigating around this weather took us off route
  • We talked to Jacksonville Approach again - This is how north we had to fly

After flying more than 20 minutes due North, which out of Destin is not exactly the direction of Baton Rouge. Climbing to 6.500 feet was not enough to take us above and we had to navigate around weather. Once we were back on our en-route course, we got some rain, and lowering ceilings. We had to descend to 4.500 and then 2.500 during the last 45 minutes before reaching Baton Rouge.

Weather en-route

The New Orleans and Baton Rouge approach controllers helped us to avoid most of the precipitation in the area. We eventually received our landing clearance when we were 10 miles out. We taxied to PAI Aero, a self-service FBO where we were welcomed by John Landry and the whole team. We spent the afternoon there talking with local aviation enthusiasts and visiting great aircraft before taking a tour of the city and being treated with some Cajun food.

We’ll stay here tomorrow, Jason will give introductory flights, we will visit the FAA control tower, and post more here about what happened in the last two days. Come meet us at PAI Aero, at Baton Rouge Metropolitan airport, we’ll be around all the day. Time to get some rest now. Stay tuned.

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