VFR Flight with Yosemite Overflight

1) Background to the photos
I had some spare time today, so I decided to go for a VFR flight around California. I took off from Porterville (KPTV) and headed north up the Central Valley before heading east. I dropped some altitude and flew along the top of the Yosemite valley, before climbing again over Mt. Ritter. I turned south and followed the Owens River down to China Lake, then turned southeast and headed for SoCal. I made a safe landing at Van Nuys (KVNY).

2) Detailed Flight Information including servers, time, route
Server: Expert
Flight time: Aprox. 2hrs.
Route: KPTV KMER KMPI KMMH KBIH O26 KIYK KMHV KWJF KVNY

3) Photos


Flying north along the Central Valley

Heading east across Yosemite Valley. The big rock on the left is El Capitan.

Climbing over Mt. Ritter

Headed south along Owens River

Field in sight! That’s Van Nuys in the distance

On final for 34R

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Nice shots! Good to see the TBM in action! Thanks for sharing your trip.

For sure! I hope to do more of these, and post more trip reports for you all.