SPC #025-Across the Hills, Part II

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This episode is the conclusion of my long dual cross-country training flight, or the last two legs.  We went from Prescott (KPRC) to Sedona (KSEZ) and shut it down to go have a late breakfast at the excellent restaurant.  Then it was on home to Chandler (KCHD).

I hope you enjoy the episode.  As usual, take a few minutes and let me know what you think.  Also, remember to check out Air Freddy’s Learning to Fly Guide eBook to help support the Student Pilot Cast.  As I mentioned before, Air Freddy has over 9000 hours of dual given, so he’s been around the block a few times.  If you’re thinking about becoming a pilot, his guide may certainly help you prepare, so check it out.  If you use the link above to purchase, the Student Pilot Cast will get credit, and it is much appreciated.

During this flight my instructor, Lary, grabbed my camera and took some shots.  I’ll include a few of them here.

The first two are approaching Sedona.

20080624_4611 What a beautiful approach into Sedona, AZ.

These next three are approaching the Phoenix valley from the northeast over Mesa, including a shot of Red Mountain.


Red Mountain from the air.

This last one is our long straight-in approach to Chandler’s (KCHD) 22R.

On final approach, 22R, at Chandler (CHD)


6 thoughts on “SPC #025-Across the Hills, Part II

  1. Relfy

    Awesome cast Bill. The in-cockpit audio is fantastic and I can’t wait for each new episode.

    Your cast inspired me to get my pilots certificate which I did in March, along with my cross country and pax endorsements. Thanks for that!

    Keep up the great work mate and keep those adventure podcasts coming!


  2. Bill Williams

    Relfy…thanks for the comments! I’m glad you enjoyed the episode. I’m also happy that you got your certificate. That’s fantastic!

    I’m working hard lately trying to get more episodes up, so hopefully the pace keeps up. Sometimes delays happen as family/work have to take precedence.

    Thanks again, and I hope you continue to enjoy the cast. Tailwinds.

  3. Scofreyjet


    Enjoyed this double-episode very much, especially since I was just out there on vacation and flew a local flight out of Sedona (SEZ). While in Sedona, we stayed at the Sky Ranch Lodge, which is perched on the same mesa that the airport sits on. Sky Ranch has great views of the red rocks, and is within easy walking distance of the airport (and its restaurant!) Can’t get better than that.

    I fly out of KBED and deal with lots of training activity and the Boston Bravo overhang, but rarely has it been as busy as it was when you flew into the beehive at Prescott! Very cool… Looking forward to the next installments.

    Jeff Ward

  4. Bill Williams

    Jeff, thank you very much for your comments. I’ve been back to KSEZ a couple of times since then, and it really is a cool place. I haven’t stayed at Sky Ranch, but it looks fun…I’ve seen it there. The restaurant is great, isnt’ it?

    Prescott was a zoo that day…I’ve still never been in busier airspace I don’t think. Thanks again for the comments, and I’m glad you’re enjoying the episodes. Also, I appreciate all the work you do for UCAP…I really enjoy what those guys are doing, and it sounds like you help out a lot. Are you heading to OSH this year?

    Talk to you soon.


  5. Greg Martin

    I really enjoyed listening and esp learning much just from listening to your cross country. I am now extremely motivated to finally get my license after years of dreaming. You did a great job of putting this together. Keep up the good work. Greg.

  6. Bill Williams

    Greg, thanks for the comments. I’m both glad that you’ve learned something and that you enjoyed it. I’m especially glad that it is motivating you. That’s the best reason for me to keep putting in the effort to produce these podcasts. Thanks for letting me know. Good luck with your future training, and keep us all posted!


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