From the Desert of Palm Springs to the Mountains of Monterey

With my subscription ending last week I’m looking fo fun GA routes to fly and this one definitely had some amazing views and scenery. I flew the Cirrus for the first time from Palm Springs to Monterey, PSP-MRY, flight time was 1 hour and 26 minutes, and in case you were wondering (which you definitely weren’t) it take 7 hours to drive between the airports. Note
If you want to fly any GA routes especially in mountainous areas, make sure to use so you get a route that won’t take you straight into a mountain

Flight Details

Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Flight time: 1 hour 26 minutes

Leaving the sandy mountains of Palm Springs Flying over the city of Bakersfield Flying between the mountains More pinkish, White deserts before starting to descend into MRY Approaching the 7500 foot runway 28L Yes, we had enough runway to land 😂
A hard touchdown after my first Cirrus flight

Please let me know your thoughts!


Or, if the visibility permits, you could just fly VFR.
Great shots though, GA SoCal flying has always been one of my favorite things to do.


That’s a good point, but I wasn’t at the controls for the whole flight so I had to hope that SimBrief didn’t lead me into a mountain