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USA Aerotrike Adventure

Today:

The Trans-USA Aerotrike Adventure

Expedition:

Trans-USA Aerotrike Adventure

Year:

2000

Starting Point:

Lakeland, Florida, USA

Ending Point:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Distance Flown:

5,000 km / 3,000 mi

Time Taken:

26 days

Aerotrikes Used:

Aerotrike Safari 503

Pilot(s):

Matt Liknaitzky

In April/May 2000, Matt Liknaitzky flew an Aerotrike Safari 503 from Sun 'n Fun Airshow and Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida, USA, to Los Angeles, California. On this 26 day solo trip Matt stopped in places like New Orleans, Monument Valley, Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon. Tough flying and excellent adventure!

Map of Route


Endless hours over flat farmlands in Texas

Aircraft

Aerotrike Safari with std 13 Gallon Fuel Tank

Spirit 14.8 Wing

Rotax 503 DCDI Engine with Aftermuffler

'E' Series 3,47 Gearbox

Warp Drive 70' Prop

BRS-5 900 Parachute

Icom A-3E Hand-held Radio, mounted

Speak Eze Intercom and Helmet

Garmin GPS III Pilot

Skydat GX1 Digital Multi-Instrument

Compass

Gear and Equipment

Rotax Toolkit

Aerotrike Toolkit

Spark Plugs

2-Stroke Oil

Extra Gearbox Oil

Extra Locking Wire

Some Spares

Flying Suit

Bar Mitts

Tent

Sleeping Bag

Clothes and Personal Gear

Laptop Computer

Digital Camera

Aero Charts

Water

5 Gallon Gas Tank for Collecting Gas


New Mexico - tough terrain


Monument Valley

ROUTE

Route - Start at Sun 'n Fun Airshow, Lakeland, Florida

Date

To Airfield / Town

States

Hours

Distance (st. mi.)

17-Apr

Wallaby Ranch

Florida

1.0

33

19-Apr

Quincy

Florida

5.7

271

20-Apr

Crestview

Florida

2.8

126

21-Apr

Coastal Airport

Florida

1.6

68

22-Apr

Slidell

Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana

3.6

175

25-Apr

Orange

Texas

5.6

266

26-Apr

Waco

Texas

4.9

259

27-Apr

Stamford

Texas

3.1

184

28-Apr

Clovis

New Mexico

4.4

258

1-May

Moriarty

New Mexico

4.0

188

2-May

Albuquerque

New Mexico

1.9

94

3-May

Bluff

New Mexico, Colorado, AZ, UT

5.7

282

4-May

Lake Powell

Utah

1.7

90

5-May

Tuba City

Arizona

3.7

166

6-May

Valle Grand Canyon

Arizona

1.7

53

9-May

Twentynine Palms

California

4.9

263

10-May

Yucca Valley

California

1.9

71

12-May

Los Angeles (Hemet)

California

1.1

73

TOTAL TIME AND DISTANCES          

59.3

2918

AVERAGE GROUND SPEED

49 MPH

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Days of Flight: 26
Days Flying: 17
Grounded - bad weather: 9

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