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Spokane to Monterey in the 390 Premier 1A


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This is a flight taken back in June from Spokane, WA to Monterey, CA in the Carenado 390 Premier 1A. Scenery is ORBX, weather is REX OD, and the livery was obtained over at AVSIM.


Today's charter flight will take a group of business executives to a management retreat in Carmel.



Here's the jet parked at the Terminal building loading passengers.

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Flight plan entered into the FMS. An average flight ground speed of 400 kts was entered giving an estimated flight time of 1 hour 44 minutes for the 696 nm distance.

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While entering the flight plan Rusty, my co-pilot, was estimating the payload weight while everyone was loading. He was kind of bummed out to learn he was the heaviest person on board.

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Our passengers brought a little more luggage than expected. To keep gross weight down, 70% of our fuel capacity was loaded this morning to account for anticipated passenger and baggage weight. However, the plane will be a little overweight but within limits for takeoff.

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Switching fasten seat belts alert, no smoking alert, and beacon light on in preparation of engine start.

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Starting left engine while monitoring engine data on the MDF. We have been cleared for taxi to runway 3L.

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Both engines running. Switching generators, avionics, pressurization, etc. to their on/normal position.

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Airport Ground Services is pushing back the aircraft for us. Thanks guys.

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Taxing to runway 3L. Good to see another fellow aviator out this morning. Beautiful day for flying.

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Holding short at runway 3L. An Aero Commander 500S is getting ready for takeoff.

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More pictures in the reply. Uploading pictures has become a very slow process one at a time.

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Great shots! Really like the added context for each photo (poor Rusty, haha!)



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Ok, here's some more of the flight.



My turn. One last check of the systems. Flaps set one notch and Landing lights on. Everything is good to go. Advancing throttles.

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Gear going up.

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Turning to intercept our flight plan and first waypoint heading. Goodbye Spokane.

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Breaking though the cloud cover as we climb to FL41 (the service ceiling of the Premier 1A).

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Getting close to FL41. Checking fuel usage numbers shows we are not overweight now but as we climb fuel consummation is quite high and the estimated fuel required to get to KMRY is above what's available. Well, that's a temporary condition.

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FL41. Took about 22 minutes to achieve this altitude. We are up here with the "big boys" cruising at 437 knots. You can see our vapor trail back there.

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Rusty was watching the ITT numbers as we climbed and was concern the temps were getting too high. He checked the engine spec sheets and found 805 degrees Max continuous was acceptable. However, I backed off the throttles to get the values under 770. Didn't need to over stress those engines and get the boss excited.

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A view of Mt Shasta from the cabin. Still an impressive "bump" in the terrain from 41,000 ft.

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Passing over Chico. The Premier 1A has some nice looking lines.

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We are nearing the bay area and will be leaving FL41. Distance to Monterey is 166 nm; about 24 minutes away. Total flight time will be pretty close to the estimated 1 hour 44 minutes.

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Well, I got five more pictures coming in the last reply.

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Last five shots.



Approaching San Francisco and the greater bay area. You can see KSFO down there just ahead of the plane. NorCal Approach has me busy spotting planes. Traffic is pretty heavy around here.

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Coming up on Santa Cruz. The Monterey Bay is just ahead. Preparing for an ILS approach to 10R.

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On final to 10R and passing over the Monterey Bay wharf area. We were number 2 following a United flight.

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Rusty deployed the Lift Dump System after we touched down.

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Parked at the Monterey Jet Center and flight plan closed. We have another charter late this afternoon going to Palm Springs. Rusty and I are heading over to the wharf for lunch.

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Hope you enjoyed the flight.



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