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Best of day 3: Baton Rouge

This post is a summary of our day in Baton Rouge. No new destination today but N512R took off on a very important mission: passing the passion for aviation along. Jason gives introductory flights at our stops. Contact us if you want to book one - this is a unique opportunity. No one comes out of the aircraft without a bright smile.

Pilot to be after an introductory flight

John, our coordinator here in Baton Rouge runs PristineJet, an aircraft cleaning company. These guys cleaned our Cessna 150 from wingtip to wingtip and spent almost one hour on the prop spinner alone. The process involved three different polishing machines and some secret products. The results are brilliant - pun intended.

Before - After prop spinner cleaning

We got the chance to get a tour of the FAA control tower. Nice view of the airport from there but unfortunately a non-photo zone. Visiting the other side of the radio is always a learning experience for pilots. Seeing how controllers can vector us around weather or how they handle conflicting traffic is fascinating. We encourage you to visit your local ATC facility - this will make you work more efficiently with ATC.

We spent the rest of the day blogging, tweeting, facebooking, and preparing the next flights. Our next stop is at Houston Hobby Airspace, a class Bravo airspace which requires good preparation. Mountain flying will come rapidly after that and we start to work our route on sectional charts.

Mountain pass East of El-Paso

The flights from Sweetwater to El-Paso and then Prescott promise to be very scenic and we look forward to that. Lots of pointy rocks to fly around. We publish pictures every day on our facebook fan page. You can see them even if you’re not a facebook user.

We also continue to work behind the scene to get more benefits for our patrons. New sponsors continue to join our project and we work on getting more. Buy miles now to increase your chances to win a prize from our raffle.

If you liked this daily summary, check all of them in the Trip report category of this blog.

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