100 dollar burger run to Henderson Executive airport

I took the family for a 100 dollar burger run yesterday 2/24/18. We departed KSGU at 12:00 for KHND.

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The flight was relatively un eventful, and very smooth. After departing KSGU I contacted LA center for flight following. They gave me a squawk number to transmit. The frequency was incredibly busy. After around 5 minutes I still hadn’t been told that radar contact had been received. I then proceeded to call them again then asked if we did indeed have Radar contact. We did so we proceeded on our way un interrupted.

We approached KHND from the west. When you fly in you have 1,500 ft of altitude to work with from the surface to the bottom of the class Bravo.


There is only a narrow canyon to fit thru. Once I was past the canyon, and was in range to contact KHND tower I realized it wasn’t going to be a normal approach in due to traffic. The frequency was busy, and I ended up having to turn south before I entered the airspace as there was no break to communicate. After staying out of the airspace for a minute or so hugging the ridge I was able to call inbound. We where sequenced behind a Euro coupe, and followed them in. The landing was uneventful, we even got to see an awesome private jet take off while holding short of 17R.

Once we taxied to parking we where met by a employee of the FBO to give us a ride. We loaded up then went, and ate our lunch. Not too bad of a spot to eat let me tell ya.

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We hung out in the airport for a bit, so the kids could stretch their legs some more. Then we headed back out to the plane. The wife and kids loaded up while I did my pre flight. We started up, checked ATIS, then requested taxi. They always ask your direction of flight, and destination after taxi instructions are given. We asked if they could arrange a departure to the north for Sierra Golf Uniform SGU. He came back a couple minutes later with a squawk, and departure frequency for LAS.

We took off with a departure to the left approval. Upon turning Crosswind tower handed me off to Las Vegas Departure. Upon radar contact he asked me if I could hit the numbers for the 26s. I told him I could, and he proceeded to clear me into the Bravo direct to the 26 numbers at or above 5000ft. Just like that we where flying directly over Vegas, and one of the busiest airspace’s in the country. Just prior to reaching the runways they told us to turn right heading 340. Which set up for an awesome shot.


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I was on cloud 9 the rest of the day after that one. The flight back was un eventful, with a greased Landing back in KSGU.


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In the second picture, your daughter is thinking “there’s a friggin McDonald’s right down the street, Dad.”

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Wow. Absolutely well detailed and the facts you’ve given about the airport, you flight plan and experience was very unreal! How were the burgers :)

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The burger was great lol

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Nice! This is my home airport where I work and do my training, and I did my first ever xc to KCDC. Gotta love the Landings, always good food. Next time, try the Foxy burger

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Very nice I didn’t know you where based down there. Good to know :)

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So you fly all that way to grab a burger…#onlyanavgeekwoulddothat

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If you want to know where the good food is, ask a pilot!

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Raising your kids right! Good trip report.

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Sounds like a ton of fun! I’d definitely like to do something like this one day.

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What a cool experience! One day the kids will be able to look back on days like this and cherish the memories that were made.

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Sounds like fun! I’d love to do that someday.


Also, If you ever get the chance, Head on up to Denver, KAPA. We’ve got a fantastic airport restaurant. Best burgers you’ve ever had.
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I may just have to do that when the Camanche gets put back together.

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Nice. Reminds me of the “Sky Galley” at KLUK (which reminds me, I need to go back there and spot some GAs). Looked like a fun time.

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I go to school really close to lunken it is funi to spot from my school sometimes

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Walked into the FBO this morning and saw this

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Great family you have there man seems like a real fun flight. Does your son desire to be a pilot as well ? 😀

He doesn’t get as into it as my daughter but he flew with me for a bit yesterday. He may just hold in the excitement better then she.

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