10th April 2019 – Content will continue to be added (slowly)

Content still to be added:

  • Santa Paula to Watsonville via Salinas
  • Watsonville to Placerville via Lodi
  • Placerville to Carson City
  • Lake Tahoe flight with Paul and Loretta Hamilton, Marie and Travis.
  • Carson City to Elko
  • Elko to Stanford, via Jackpot, Hazelton, Bear Trap, McCarley and Rexburg
  • Stanford to Black Hills via Yellowstone, Gardiner and Woltermann memorial
  • Black Hills to Madison via Chamberlain
  • Madison to Oshkosh via Viroqua
  • Oshkosh to Youngstown via Starke Co and Bellefontaine
  • Youngstown to St Marys via Clarion
  • St Marys to Linden via Arner Memorial
  • Video and additional images for previously published pages


The airports visited

flight flown (1)

GPS trace of the entire adventure.

February 27th Tuesday
  •  Homestead (X51)  to Seven Mile Bridge, the Keys and return.
February 28th Wednesday
  • Homestead (X51) Local flight 1 hour
April 10th Monday
  • Homestead (X51) to South Beach Miami and return
  • Homestead (X51) to Arcadia (X06)
April 11th Tuesday
  • Arcadia (X06) to Paradise City, Lakeland Linder (LAL) for SunNFun
April 13th Thursday
  • Paradise City, Lakeland to Cedar Key (CDK) via Sunshine Bridge and coastline.
  • Cedar Key to Apalachicola (AAF), Florida
  • Apalachicola to Jack Edwards (JKA), Alabama
April 16th Monday
  • Jack Edwards to Denton (4R9) Dolphin Island, Alabama
  • Denton Dolphin Island to False River (HZR) Louisiana
  • False River to Eunice (4R7) Louisiana
  • Eunice  to Livingstone (00R), Texas
April 17th Tuesday
  • Livingston to Navasota (60R), Texas
April 18th Wednesday
  • Navasota to Burnet Craddock (BMQ), Texas
  • Burnet Craddock to Odessa-Schlemeyer (ODO), Texas
April 19th Thursday
  • Odessa to Cavern City airport (CNM), New Mexico
April 21st Saturday
  • Carlsbad to Santa-Rosa Route 66 (SXU), NM
  • Santa Rosa to Moriarty (0E0), NM
  • Moriatary to Estancia (E92), NM
  • Estancia to Double Eagle II (AEG), NM
April 22nd Sunday
  • Double Eagle II to Stalkers Landing
  • Stalkers Landing to Cabezon Peak
  • Cabezon Peak to Shiprock (5V5), NM
  • Shiprock to Bluff (66V), Utah
  • Bluff to Monument Valley, Utah
  • Monument Valley to Marble Canyon (L41), Arizona
April 23rd Monday
  • Marble Canyon to Page Muni (PGA), Arizona
  • Page to low approach Marble Canyon to Valle (40G), Arizona
  • Valle to Grand Canyon Caverns (L37), Arizona
  • Grand Canyon Caverns to Jean (0L7), Nevada
  • Jean to Furnace Creek (L06), California
  • Furnace Creek to Stovepipe Wells (L09), California
April 24th Tuesday
  • Stovepipe Wells to Kern Valley (L05), California
  • Kern Valley to Santa Paula (SZP), California
April 25th Wednesday
  • Santa Paula to Santa Paula via coastline to Santa Barbara
April 26th Thursday
  • Santa Paula to Salinas (SNS), California
  • Salinas to Watsonville (WVI), California
April 27th Friday
  • Watsonville to Lodi (1O3), California
  • Lodi to Placerville (PVF), California
April 29th Sunday
  • Placerville to Carson City (CXP), Nevada
April 30th Monday
  • Carson City to Lake Tahoe shoreline to Carson City
  • Carson City to Elko (EKO), Nevada
May 1st Tuesday
  • Elko to Jackpot (06U), Nevada
  • Jackpot to Hazeltown Muni (U94), Idaho
  • Hazeltown Muni to Bear Trap (1U0), Idaho
  • Bear Trap to McCarley (U02), Idaho
  • McCarley to Rexburg-Madison County (RXE), Idaho
  • Rexburg to Stanford (U12), Idaho
May 2nd Wednesday
  • Stanford to Yellowstone (WYS), Montana
  • Yellowstone to Gardiner (29S), Montana
  • Gardiner to Woltermann Memorial (6S3), Montana
  • Woltermann to Black Hills (SPF), South Dakota
May 3rd Thursday
  • Black Hills to Chamberlain Municipal (9V9), South Dakota
  • Chamberlain to Madison Municipal (MDS), South Dakota
May 4th Friday
  • Madison to Albert Lea (AEL) (approach only) to Viroqua (Y51), Wisconsin
  • Viroqua to Wittman Regional (OSH), Wisconsin
May 5th Saturday
  • Wittman to Starke County (OXI), Indiana
  • Starke County to Bellefontaine (EDJ), Ohio
  • Bellefontaine to Youngstown Elser Metro (4G4), Ohio
May 6th Sunday
  • Youngstown to Clarion County (AXQ), Pennsylvania
  • Clarion to St Marys (OYM), Pennsylvania
May 7th Monday
  • St Marys to Jake Arner Memorial (22N), Pennsylvania
  • Arner Memorial to Linden (LDJ), New Jersey
May 8th Tuesday
  • Linden to Linden via New York Hudson River SRA north and south.

Last flight

Catching up for 8th May 2018

Today the BZIM took its last flight of its epic adventure flying “Coast to Coast to Coast of the USA”.

Today’s flight, departing and returning to Linden New Jersey.

The flight along the Hudson river’s VFR special rules airspace, New York city and below many of the towering skyscrapers.

A forty minute walk from the hotel to Linden Airport was completed before sunrise at 5:40, but access to airport impossible until the FBO arrived at 6am.

Departure 45 minutes later, towards the coast and then north….

New York

And lots of images….

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BZIM’s wing off getting ready to go home

A few Linden airport visitors

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Newark airport departure

Checklist time!!

  1.  Coast 1  …… Check
  2.  Coast 2  …… Check
  3.  Coast 3  …… Check

The BZIM’s wing over the Atlantic Ocean

The BZIM is now, at it’s final destination airport, Linden Airport, New Jersey.


The BZIM finals 9 Linden. New York Skyline on left

A final flight will take place tomorrow, up and down the Hudson VFR corridor, landing back at Linden, weather permitting. 🙂


The BZIM at Linden New Jersey



The BZIM’S feeling the cold this morning.

Currently 0640 at Stanford Field (U02) waiting for the frost to melt off the BZIM’S wing and for fog to lift from Yellowstone.

Winds 10mph from the north, so it feels colder than the -1’C reported…

Hoping to be clear of the highest Rockies by today. Thunderstorms forecast for Yellowstone this afternoon.

Hitting the Jackpot

Tuesday 1st May. 11:50am

Short update. Waved off by Ben at Elko. Fantastic person who helped considerably the previous afternoon. Ben, a local, long time pilot with some amazing aviation stories from the local area. Thanks for your help sir!

Diverted into Jackpot airport as a snow shower is obscuring the path ahead. A stronger than forecast tailwind has got me to this area sooner than expected.

Craters of the moon National park is looking iffy unless the cloud-base lifts.