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ATC scolding, $150 landing fee, 777 wake warning = Average SoCal Flying day – Cirrus SR22 (+Photos)


The 2nd leg of this trip was my busiest 15 mins in the air 🙂

THANKS To Erik for this one! He said timing is great regarding my edit nearly a year later 🙂 Erik has been an very active member of the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association “COPA”. They have Their annual meeting and tradeshow coming up soon.

This year he is a volunteer working on COPA’s annual meeting and tradeshow this October in Las Vegas, and invites anyone who wants to come to register to attend. Check out their links in the description below. Erik would appreciate it!

Link to COPA


Check out their annual meeting, you can register and attend if you like!

Our route on Foreflight


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