The wife and I took advantage of my private pilot achievement big time this weekend. We started our adventure off on Friday August 11th at 13:00Z. We headed out to the airport where my awesome co workers already had the plane waiting at the hanger for us. We loaded up the cooler, and our gear. Pre flighted added 2 more hours of fuel, and headed out.
We departed KSGU at 14:10Z the ride over was as smooth as glass. We climbed to a cruising altitude of 7,500 ft. We averaged about 120 kts ground speed in cruise.
We arrived at KPGA around 15:20Z. Once we landed we tied down. We had an amazing line guy from American Aviation come pick us up and take us out front to wait for the shuttle to Antelope Point Marina. The shuttle picked us up where the van was filled with some other flyers from Salt Lake that traveled down for the day. Their flight was about as long as ours lol.
The shuttle dropped us off at the boat, we loaded up then launched. We spent 2.5 wonderful days on this beautiful lake.
We headed home this morning August 13th. We made it down the lake onto the trailer, and back to the airport. We arrived at American, and where met by an awesome German fellow who had us pay the ramp fees. 14 USD for 2 nights, they charged us 35 USD to launch and receive the boat 😂. We departed KPGA at 17:10Z. Climb out was good then 50NM into the flight we had to start dodging weather and clouds. We started off at 8,500 ft, and ended up at 6,500 ft due to clouds. We arrived back at KSGU at 18:40Z. My wife got her first experience of what turbulence is really like in the 172. Reguardless though she handled it like s champ.
What an amazing first aviation vacation!