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Flying the LAS VEGAS Strip! Creative ATC clearance – Mooney M20F (+PHOTOS!)

ATC will usually give you what you want, if you know how to ask for it 🙂

THANKS to Flight Sim Expo for inviting me out for the event! To learn about the next one visit:

Flight Sim Expo’s Website

And big thanks to Josh (and r/flying) for this one! To see the original REDDIT thread he learned about this clearance request from: click here

To lean more about the really cool refurbished old REAL cockpits that are hooked up to modern sim software, visit: Aerodite’s website

Note: I have no affiliation with these guys, I just thought what they are doing was really cool and I’d love to visit Joe, the awesome dude I talked to in Australia, to check out his home 747 cockpit 🙂

Additional Photos from this Trip:

Airspace over the Vegas Strip
Josh in the cockpit of the Mooney M20F
Awesome paint job!


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