A Rocky Mountain Sunrise leaving Aspen into a Warm Hawaiian Airport That You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Yesterday morning I flew in the Cessna Citation between KASE-PHMU. KASE is Aspen and PHMU is Waimea-Kohala Airport on the Big Island. The reason I flew into Waimea is because when my family and I were on vacation in Hawaii we drove through Waimea and it was amazing. It’s a like a normal town, but it’s at 3000 feet above sea level on the side of an extinct volcano. Because it’s so high up, EVERYDAY IS 75 DEGREES (Fahrenheit) AND SUNNY YEAR-ROUND (As I’m typing this it’s 73 and sunny). You’re only a 30 minute drive from the beach but to me 75 and sunny just seemed too amazing to be true for me so I automatically want to live in the town. I flew the Cessna Citation and my flight time was exactly 5 hours and 30 minutes. I cruised between 28,000 and 44,000 feet depending on winds at certain points and cruised at the Citations max speed of Mach 0.92

Flight Details

Aircraft: Cessna Citation
Route: KASE to PHMU
Time: 5 Hours 30 Minutes

Now to the photos

Flying last the sun torched mountains of Aspen on a cold 10 degree (Fahrenheit) morning. Cruising past the Rocky Mountains heading west toward the Monterey Coast Flying over the Coast heading Southwest to the land of 75 Flying into the many volcanoes on the Big Island Approaching Waimea with Mauna Kea looming in the background Touchdown on the 5000 foot runway after 5:30, but only two hours after I left Aspen

Please let me know your thoughts! ✈️


Very nice photos! Have not flown the Citation for a while!

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Great photos! I always love the orange sunsets and sunrises!

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These don’t matchup


I believe he meant with the time difference


Ok, sorry, just confused