Let's Trace Montana! @ KWYS - Completed!

Hi guys!

Today I will be tracing the border of my home state, Montana, in a TBM 930! I will start at KWYS, and then fly all away around the state before touching back down at the same airport. It will be about a 5 hour flight depending on winds, I will try to do the whole thing today but might not be able to. I will stop at multiple airports along the way for fuel, as well as the occasional touch and go (these airports will be announced below as i go). This should be a beautiful flight, as Montana is full of amazing scenery.

I welcome you guys to join me at any time! I will be taking off in a few minutes, but if you see this later just check my location on the flight tracker linked below and spawn into a nearby airport. You don’t have to fly the whole length, just fly with me as long as you want and enjoy the scenery and touch and goes. I hope to see some of you there!

Server: Expert

Starting / Ending airport: KWYS

Aircraft: TBM 930 (Any livery)

Date / Time: Happing now!


Flight Plan: 4459N/11102W 4430N/11102W 4426N/11257W 4541N/11358W 4528N/11421W 4535N/11434W 4640N/11420W 4652N/11456W 4725N/11544W 4758N/11603W 4859N/11601W 4900N/10402W 4500N/10402W 4459N/11057W

I will be flying at a consistent 250kts at either FL170 or FL180 when I am at cruise. Track me here:

I will also be posting updates on where I am. If you are joining me and have any questions, just post below. Again, I hope to see some of you during the flight!

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Status Update:

I am spawned in at KWYS as N202PC and will be taking off in about 15 minutes!

Status Update:

Taxiing to the runway for takeoff. Will cruise at FL180 at 250kts for first leg. First touch and go airport will be announced later.

Dang wish I could attend! Have fun!

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Status Update:

First touch and go will be at MT72. Then I will go back to my current altitude and speed.

Sounds fun, I’m in the middle of a double flight for my traveling the world journey, but maybe next time!

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Status Update:

Doing 3 landings at ID75, 57S, and 88M. Then cruising at FL170.

Status Update:

I have made my way to MT20 on the eastern end of the state. I am currently refueling and will begin the next leg in 5 minutes.

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Status Update:

Doing Touch and goes and U68 and 29S, then I will land at KWYS and end the flight!


Incredible!

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The winds have been crazy the whole way. My plane has been shaking violently most of the time. 90kts in some places, 25kts crosswinds on some of the landings.

I am excited to announce that after almost 6 hours of flying and 8 stops along the way, I have flown around the entire Montana border. It was an amazing flight and I might do it with other states in the future. Thanks to everyone who tracked me and thanks to @Peter_S for flying with me at the beginning!

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I will post photos from the flight tomorrow.

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Great job! How were the views?

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do this with a state with difficult borders. Imagine trying to navigate a coastal state

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Beautiful! Especially on the western and southern borders. #screenshots-and-videos topic coming tomorrow!

I might try California at some point:-)

I did Montana because it is where I live.

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