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Continental Divide

In 1973, when I was taking a flying lesson in Calgary, I was thinking of crossing the Rockies on a direct flight to the coast, Vancouver.
Then I realized the minimum altitude to do so was 15,000 - 16,000 feet, which was too high for a Cessna I'd been flying.
After I accumulated some flying experience I learnt to fly at 10,000 feet weaving around the peaks. That way I flew between the coast and the Prairies several times. Still I had a longing to do the initial direct route.
CFGUS fulfilled my desire, utilizing its turbo charger and at the same time, its pilot breathing supplemental oxygen.
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On the way to Wetaskiwin, Alberta at 15,000'. July 2, 2006.
Photo Credit: KN
by musoamane | 2006-07-05 05:36 | Flying