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Private Pilot Flight Training, Lesson #29: Solo (long) Cross Country – Part 3 of 4

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Sunday, January 25th, 2015 @ 08:30 EST

Working towards obtaining my private pilot license.
This is my twenty ninth training lesson flight (3.7 Hobbs Hour Today, 41.6 Total Hours) with 424 Aviation Inc, in Miami, FL.

My certified flight instructor (CFI) is Joe Ferrera. The airplane used was a Cessna 172R, with tail number N994WW, out of Miami Executive (formerly Kendall-Tamiami Executive) Airport (KTMB).

Today's flight:

A long solo cross-country flight of 257nm from Tamiami (KTMB) overflying Belle Glade (X14) and Pahokee (PHK) and landing at (KOBE) where I had breakfast. Then on to overflying La Belle (X10) before landing at Immakolee (KIMM) and on to overfly Everglades City (X01) and the Shark Valley Tower before returning to Tamiami (KTMB).

The GPS Track is still available, at Gps4Sport.com, for replay but will not be synchronized to the video.

The link is provide further below.

To view a 3D Replay of the GPS Ground Track, go to:

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:

Time Marks:
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* Note: I've removed all the pre-flight checklists since that's always the same.

(Click on any of the times below to jump to that particular section of the video)

00:43 – Talk: Audio cable falling, digital voice recorder
00:46 – POI: Buckhead Ridge, FL
04:33 – POI: Dirt bike race track
08:34 – POI: Cane Field Rd & Harney Canal
09:55 – POI: Lakeport, FL
12:56 – POI: Old Lakeport Road NW & Canal
14:36 – POI: Herbert Hoover Dyke
16:09 – POI: Unknown quarry near US-27
20:59 – POI: State Road 78 & 29
23:05 – POI: La Belle & Port La Belle
23:52 – POI: La Belle Airport (X14)
26:19 – POI: Peace River Citrus Grove
30:42 – IC Comm: 8 miles out, Runway 36
32:38 – IC Comm: 5 miles out, Runway 36
33:55 – IC Comm: 3 miles out, Runway 36
34:42 – IC Comm: 1 mile out, Runway 36
35:41 – IC Comm: Turning base, Runway 36
36:11 – IC Comm: Turning final, Runway 36
36:37 – Landing runway 36 at Immakolee (KIMM)
37:56 – IC Comm: Clear of runway 36
38:13 – Taxiing back to runway 36
40:01 – IC Comm: Departing runway 36
40:15 – Departing runway 26 at Immakolee (KIMM)
42:56 – IC Comm: Departing to the South
47:35 – POI: Small plane cross below
51:12 – POI: Florida Panther National Wildlife refuge
52:11 – POI: I-75
54:08 – POI: Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
58:54 – POI: Copeland, FL
1:00:13 – POI: Carnestown, FL

Private Pilot Flight Training, Lesson #25 – Part 2: First Solo Cross-Country KTMB-KAPF-KTMB

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Monday, December 1st, 2014 @ 10:00 EST

Working towards obtaining my private pilot license.
This is my twenty fifth training lesson flight (2.1 Hobbs Hour Today, 33.1 Total Hours) with 424 Aviation Inc, in Miami, FL.
My certified flight instructor (CFI) is Joe Ferrera. The airplane used was a Cessna 172R, with tail number N994WW, out of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (KTMB).

This is Part 2 of 2 for my first cross-country flight, but not my 150+nm one, to Naples, FL. Here's the link to Part 1:

Today's flight:

– First Solo Cross-Country to Naples, FL (KAPF)

The GPS Track is still available, at Gps4Sport.com, for replay but will not be synchronized to the video.
The link is provide further below.

To view a 3D Replay of the GPS Ground Track, go to:

Time Marks:
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* Note: I've removed all the pre-flight checklists since that's always the same.

(Click on any of the times below to jump to that particular section of the video)

Part 2:

00:34 – NG Comm – Taxi to runway 5 via A
01:07 – Taxiing to runway 5
03:38 – NT Comm – Cleared for take-off
03:58 – Take-off from runway 5
07:20 – POI: I-75
09:03 – POI: Wing South private airstrip
09:51 – NT Comm – Squawk 1200
22:40 – POI: Lee Cypress (aka Copaland)
25:55 – KTMB Approach ATIS Information Sierra
34:11 – POI: Oasis Ranger Station airstrip
38:30 – POI: Miami-Dade Collier airstrip (TNT)
46:37 – POI: Shark Valley loop road
52:35 – TT Comm – Inbound full stop
52:55 – TT Comm – Make straight-in, runway 9L
54:08 – TT Comm – Cleared to land
56:23 – POI: Radar facility (The Ball)
57:52 – Landing Tamiami runway 9L
1:00:38 – TT Comm – Contact Ground .7
1:00:51 – TG Comm – Taxi to Spot 2 via A
1:01:08 – Taxiing to Spot 2

Private Pilot Flight Training, Lesson #28: First Dual Cross-Country at Night – Part 2

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Monday, December 22nd, 2014 @ 18:00 EST

Working towards obtaining my private pilot license.
This is my twenty eighth training lesson flight (2.0 Hobbs Hour Today, 37.9 Total Hours) with 424 Aviation Inc, in Miami, FL.
My certified flight instructor (CFI) is Joe Ferrera. The airplane used was a Cessna 172R, with tail number N994WW, out of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (KTMB).

Today's flight:

– Nighttime flying
– Cross-country (dual) to Homestead General Aviation (X51)
then on to Boca Raton (KBCT) along the western edge of Miami / Everglades,
and back to Tamiami (KTMB) along the ocean's shoreline.

The GPS Track is still available, at Gps4Sport.com, for replay but will not be synchronized to the video.
The link is provide further below.

To view a 3D Replay of the GPS Ground Track, go to:

Time Marks:
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* Note: I've removed all the pre-flight checklists since that's always the same.

(Click on any of the times below to jump to that particular section of the video)

00:30 – Departing Boca Raton for Tamiami
01:11 – POI: I-95 & Glades Rd.
01:42 – POI: Town Center at Boca Raton
03:25 – BT Comm – Frequency change approved
04:15 – POI: Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier
06:39 – POI: Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse & Pompano Beach Airpark
10:10 – POI: Atlantic Blvd & Commercial Blvd
11:58 – POI: Port Everglades & Cruis Ships / Commercial Ships
12:58 – POI: Fort Lauderdale International Airport
15:40 – POI: Dania Beach
17:52 – POI: Hallandale Beach, Golden Isles, Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino
19:07 – POI: Dumfoundling Bay
20:01 – POI: Sunny Isle, Haulover Inlet, Oleta State Park
23:04 – POI: JF Kennedy Causeway
24:12 – POI: Blue & Green Diamond Condominiums
24:26 – POI: I-195 Causeway & Mount Sinai Medical Center
25:15 – POI: Miami Beach / South Beach
26:05 – POI: Port of Miami & Downtown Miami (at the top)
26:33 – POI: Fisher Island & Port of Miami
26:50 – POI: Virginia Key & Key Biscayne
29:50 – POI: KTMB Approach ATIS Information Gulf
31:26 – TT Comm – Inbound full stop
33:32 – POI: 826, Dadeland Mall, Dadeland Station
34:07 – POI: Baptist Hospital Kendall
34:36 – POI: 874 & 104 Street
34:51 – POI: 874
35:10 – POI: Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus
35:30 – POI: Town & Country Shopping Center
35:56 – POI: Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport
36:39 – TT Comm – Cleared to land
37:11 – POI: Shopping Center at 104 Street & Hammocks Blvd
38:39 – Full stop landing, runway 9L
40:50 – TT Comm – Contact Ground
41:34 – TG Comm – Taxi to Spot 2
41:48 – Taxiing to Spot 2
45:50 – Christmas Aviation Bedtime Story
49:07 – Christmas Greeting

"Wish Background" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Private Pilot Flight Training, Lesson #29: Solo (long) Cross Country – Part 1 of 4

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Sunday, January 25th, 2015 @ 08:30 EST

Working towards obtaining my private pilot license.
This is my twenty ninth training lesson flight (3.7 Hobbs Hour Today, 41.6 Total Hours) with 424 Aviation Inc, in Miami, FL.

My certified flight instructor (CFI) is Joe Ferrera. The airplane used was a Cessna 172R, with tail number N994WW, out of Miami Executive (formerly Kendall-Tamiami Executive) Airport (KTMB).

Today's flight:

A long solo cross-country flight of 257nm from Tamiami (KTMB) overflying Belle Glade (X14) and Pahokee (PHK) and landing at Okeechobee (KOBE) where I had breakfast. Then on to overflying La Belle (X10) before landing at Immakolee (KIMM) and on to overfly Everglades City (X01) and the Shark Valley Tower before returning to Tamiami (KTMB).

The GPS Track is still available, at Gps4Sport.com, for replay but will not be synchronized to the video.

The link is provide further below.

To view a 3D Replay of the GPS Ground Track, go to:

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:

Time Marks:
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* Note: I've removed all the pre-flight checklists since that's always the same.

(Click on any of the times below to jump to that particular section of the video)

00:30 – Pre-flight Checks
05:43 – KTMB Departure ATIS Information Zulu
07:26 – Creating Garmin GPS flight plan
12:00 – Taxiing to Spot 2
14:15 – TC Comm – Northwest departure VFR
15:16 – Taxiing to runway 27R
16:37 – Engine run-up checklist
21:42 – TG Comm – Monitor Tower
22:19 – TT Comm – Runway 27R, Cleared for take-off
26:03 – TT Comm – Frequency change approved
27:34 – MR Comm – Attempting to open flight plan
28:56 – MR Comm – Flight plan activated
37:15 – Talk: Enter MIA's 4000' airspace (pie slice NW)
39:54 – Talk: Morning planning
42:00 – Talk: Enroute flight altitudes
42:38 – Talk: Living in the Everglades
43:19 – POI: I-75 checkpoint
44:34 – Talk: Questions & request about video recording flight
46:08 – Talk: Serving with Civil Air Patrol
48:21 – Talk: 406 MHz ELT
50:43 – Talk: Farm field fires
51:57 – Talk: Flock of bird. Cessna bird strike through windshield
53:35 – POI: North New River Canal checkpoint
56:59 – Talk: Fire and Hero3+ cameras

Pilot license journey: First Solo Cross Country Part 1

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My first solo cross country and I am a little nervous. I've flown this route with my instructor and been in the plane a few times with my father. But I'm a little on edge. Navigating via pilotage and dead reckoning, I fly to my destination using only the devices allowed a student pilot, flight plan of waypoints, VFR chart, a clock and an E6B. ATC communication is always recorded. NY approach for flight following and Groton tower as I land and compose myself.

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Private Pilot Flight Training, Lesson #28: First Dual Cross-Country at Night – Part 1

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Monday, December 22nd, 2014 @ 18:00 EST

Working towards obtaining my private pilot license.
This is my twenty eighth training lesson flight (2.0 Hobbs Hour Today, 37.9 Total Hours) with 424 Aviation Inc, in Miami, FL.
My certified flight instructor (CFI) is Joe Ferrera. The airplane used was a Cessna 172R, with tail number N994WW, out of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (KTMB).

Today's flight:

– Nighttime flying
– Cross-country (dual) to Homestead General Aviation (X51)
then on to Boca Raton (KBCT) along the western edge of Miami / Everglades,
and back to Tamiami (KTMB) along the ocean's shoreline.

The GPS Track is still available, at Gps4Sport.com, for replay but will not be synchronized to the video.
The link is provide further below.

To view a 3D Replay of the GPS Ground Track, go to:

Time Marks:
————————————-

* Note: I've removed all the pre-flight checklists since that's always the same.

(Click on any of the times below to jump to that particular section of the video)

00:43 – KTMB Departure ATIS Information India
07:51 – Taxiing to Spot 2
09:06 – TC Comm – Request VFR departure southwest
09:55 – TG Comm – Ready to taxi
10:18 – Taxiing to runway 9L
15:01 – Engine run-up
19:17 – TG Comm – Run-up complete
19:43 – TG Comm – Monitor Tower
20:08 – TT Comm – Cleared for take-off
20:30 – Departing KTMB for X51
22:56 – TT Comm – Turn right southwestbound
24:56 – TT Comm – Frequency change request
25:26 – Homestead General Aviation Airport AWOS Information
28:57 – HT Comm – Inbound stop-and-go, runway 18
30:29 – HT Comm – Inbound 2 miles, runway 18
34:44 – HT Comm – Downwind, departing to north
49:17 – Wake turbulence
55:22 – KBCT Approach ATIS Information India
1:03:53 – BT Comm – Inbound stop-and-go
1:07:58 – BT Comm – Cleared stop-and-go
1:10:23 – Stop-and-go landing, Boca Raton runway 23

"Wish Background" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Private Pilot Flight Training, Lesson #20: Cross-Country to X01, Short-Field Take-offs & Landings

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 @ 08:00 EDT

Working towards obtaining my private pilot license.
This is my twentieth training lesson flight (2.0 Hobbs Hour Today, 23.9 Total Hours) with 424 Aviation Inc, in Miami, FL.
My certified flight instructor (CFI) is Joe Ferrera. The airplane used was a Cessna 172R, with tail number N994WW, out of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (KTMB).

Today's lesson involved:

– Cross-Country Flight
– VFR Navigation

*** THIS IS THE RAW FOOTAGE. I have only edited out the pre-flight check. ***
I've left the video untouch so that it can be played in sync with the GPS Track replay that can be found at Gps4Sport.com.
The link is provide further below.

To view a 3D Replay of the GPS Ground Track synchronized to this video, go to:

Time Marks:
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* Note: I've removed all the pre-flight checklists since that's always the same.

(Click on any of the times below to jump to that particular section of the video)

00:35 – Departure ATIS Information
01:32 – Taxiing to Spot 2
03:18 – TG Comm – Taxi to runway 27R
05:35 – Engine Run-up Checklist
11:12 – TT Comm – Cleared for take-off
11:40 – Take-off Runway 27R
13:20 – TT Comm – Turn outside of crosswind traffic
13:54 – VFR Nav Plan & Sectional Chart
26:20 – Checkpoint: 40 Mile Bend (Tamiami Road)
30:29 – Checkpoint: Route 94 dipping South
34:03 – Checkpoint: Route 94 Southwest Bends
35:33 – Marco Island (MKY) ASOS Weather
37:25 – Listening to Everglades CTAF
43:17 – Checkpoint: Chokoloskee
45:29 – Over flying Everglades Airpark (X01)
47:16 – Short-field landing attempt #1
50:09 – Short-field landing attempt #2 (instructor)
53:15 – Short-field landing attempt #3
56:47 – Short-field landing #1
1:06:09 – Short-field landing attempt #4
1:10:04 – Short-field landing #2
1:14:54 – Departing X10 for KTMB
1:25:44 – What problem will we have closer to airport? (cloud related)
1:27:40 – Diving through cloud layer to fly below it all
1:33:54 – Arrival ATIS information
1:43:15 – TT Comm – Ident
1:43:40 – TT Comm – Enter right downwind for runway 27R
1:46:34 – TT Comm – Traffic advisory
1:47:05 – TT Comm – Follow traffic on downwind
1:49:35 – TT Comm – Cleared to land
1:49:53 – Short-field landing #3 (full stop)
1:52:59 – TT Comm – Contact ground
1:53:53 – TG Comm – Who else is calling?
1:54:08 – TG Comm – Taxi via A
1:54:24 – Taxiing to Spot 2

Private Pilot Flight Training, Lesson #25 – Part 1: First Solo Cross-Country KTMB-KAPF-KTMB

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Monday, December 1st, 2014 @ 10:00 EST

Working towards obtaining my private pilot license.
This is my twenty fifth training lesson flight (2.1 Hobbs Hour Today, 33.1 Total Hours) with 424 Aviation Inc, in Miami, FL.
My certified flight instructor (CFI) is Joe Ferrera. The airplane used was a Cessna 172R, with tail number N994WW, out of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (KTMB).

Today's flight:

– First Solo Cross-Country to Naples, FL (KAPF)
– Flight Following

The GPS Track is still available, at Gps4Sport.com, for replay but will not be synchronized to the video.
The link is provide further below.

To view a 3D Replay of the GPS Ground Track, go to:

Time Marks:
————————————-

* Note: I've removed all the pre-flight checklists since that's always the same.

(Click on any of the times below to jump to that particular section of the video)

Part 1:

00:37 – KTMB Departure ATIS Information Quebec
01:14 – Taxiing to Spot 2
02:59 – TC Comm – VFR to Naples with flight following
03:31 – TC Comm – Squawk 4646, Frequency 125.5
04:25 – TG Comm – Ready to taxi
08:45 – Engine run-up
13:01 – TG Comm – Run-up complete
13:32 – TT Comm – Cleared for take-off
13:50 – Take-off from runway 9L
15:19 – TT Comm – Contact Miami Departure
15:47 – MD Comm – Maintain VFR at or below 2000'
20:16 – MD Comm – Contact Miami Approach 119.45
21:14 – MA Comm – Level at 1800'
25:30 – MA Comm – Request climb to 4500'
29:23 – MA Comm – Contact Miami Center on 132.4
30:14 – MC Comm – Level at 4100'
30:38 – MC Comm – Maintain VFR
33:17 – POI: Oasis Ranger Station airstrip
34:59 – POI: Monroe Station
39:12 – MC Comm – Contact Fort Myers Approach on 119.75
39:46 – POI: Turner River Road
40:07 – FMA Comm – Level at 4400'
41:05 – POI: Birdon Road
41:18 – FMA Comm – Altimeter 3028
41:32 – POI: Wagon Wheel Road
41:51 – POI: Everglades City
42:12 – POI: Copeland
42:40 – FMA Comm – Information Gulf current at Naples
42:52 – KAPF Approach ATIS Information Gulf
45:10 – FMA Comm – Requesting 2000'
45:23 – POI: Port of the Islands
49:24 – FMA Comm – Contact Naples Tower on 128.5
49:45 – NT Comm – Right base for runway 5
52:49 – NT Comm – Cleared to land
55:10 – Landing Naples (KAPF) Runway 5
56:18 – NT Comm – Right at A3, Contact Ground .6
57:17 – NG Comm – Departure to southeast to Tamiami

Private Pilot Flight Training, Lesson #23: Cross-Country Flight KTMB-KFMY-KAPF-KTMB

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 @ 10:00 EST

Working towards obtaining my private pilot license.
This is my twenty third training lesson flight (3.2 Hobbs Hour Today, 29.7 Total Hours) with 424 Aviation Inc, in Miami, FL.
My certified flight instructor (CFI) is Joe Ferrera. The airplane used was a Cessna 172R, with tail number N994WW, out of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (KTMB).

Today's flight:

– 200nm Cross-Country flight with my instructor
– Filling/Opening/Closing Flight Plan
– Requesting Flight Following
– Instrument flying while under the hood

Normally, I like to share my video in their raw state; nothing edited out.
However, since this flight was 2-3 hours long, it would yield a very large video.
I've decided to therefore compress the flights where nothing of importance occurs.

The GPS Track is still available, at Gps4Sport.com, for replay but will not be synchronized to the video.
The link is provide further below.

To view a 3D Replay of the GPS Ground Track , go to:

Time Marks:
————————————-

* Note: I've removed all the pre-flight checklists since that's always the same.

(Click on any of the times below to jump to that particular section of the video)

=== WEATHER BRIEFING & FLIGHT PLAN ===
00:27 – Weather Briefing – Outlood night before
09:06 – Filling flight plan
11:35 – Weight and balance worksheet
11:38 – Weather Briefing – Abbreviated morning of
12:45 – Navigational Flight Log

==== FIRST LEG: KTMB – KFMY ===
14:39 – Start of cross-country flight
17:26 – KTMB Departure ATIS Information
19:52 – Taxiing to Spot 2
21:26 – TC Comm – Departure request
22:54 – TG Comm – Taxi request to runway 27R
23:15 – Taxiing to runway 27R
24:45 – TG Comm – Run-up complete
26:38 – TT Comm – Clear for take-off
26:57 – Departing KTMB en-route for KFMY
31:51 – Contacting Miami Radio to open flight plan
33:58 – Checkpoint #2 – Double angled canals at Tamiami Road
36:42 – Checkpoint #3 – Levee 28 and KTNT airport
40:23 – POI: Romor and Little Horn private airstrip
41:40 – POI: Little Deer and Calusa private airstrip
43:09 – Checkpoint #4 – Little Deer & Calusa private airstrip
43:48 – Welcome back JetBlue 1510
45:07 – Checkpoint #5 – Bend in I-75
46:57 – KFMY Arrival ATIS Information
48:20 – Checkpoint #6 – US-29 and Oil Well Road
49:22 – Checkpoint #7 – Lake Trafford
49:40 – FMA Comm – Contacting Fort Myers Approach
50:01 – FMA Comm – Squawk 0422
51:36 – FMA Comm – Descend and maintain 2500, heading 290
52:32 – FMA Comm – Expidite descent, arriving jet on downwind
53:41 – FMA Comm – Contact next approach controller
54:40 – FMA Comm – Advise information Gulf at Page, runway 5
55:09 – FMA Comm – Do you have RSW in sight?
57:02 – FMA Comm – How far West of airport?
1:00:27 – FMA Comm – Descend at discretion, Contact Page Tower
1:00:56 – PT Comm – Contacting Page Tower
1:01:21 – PT Comm – Traffic advisory on Baron 3.5 mile final
1:01:51 – PT Comm – Descend to 1000 feet
1:04:46 – Landing Runway 5 at KFMY – Page Field
1:05:58 – PT Comm – Make left turn at C4, Contact Ground .7

==== SECOND LEG: KFMY – KAPF ===
1:07:58 – PG Comm – Departure request for Naples & Flight Following
1:08:33 – Taxiing to runway 5
1:11:54 – PT Comm – Departure request for Naples
1:12:24 – PG Comm – Ready for squawk code
1:13:32 – PT Comm – Ready to depart with squawk code
1:13:53 – PT Comm – Cleared for take-off
1:14:16 – PT Comm – Without delay
1:14:29 – Departing KFMY en-route for KAPF
1:15:32 – PT Comm – Contact Fort Myers Departure
1:15:53 – FMD Comm – Climb and maintain 2500
1:16:37 – FMD Comm – Turn right heading 140
1:18:16 – FMD Comm – Turn right heading 160
1:18:54 – FMD Comm – Proceed on course to Naples
1:19:26 – FMD Comm – Descend at your discretion
1:19:47 – FMD Comm – Verify you have Naples in sight
1:20:42 – FMD Comm – Contact Naples Tower
1:21:22 – NT Comm – Inbound for landing
1:22:21 – NT Comm – Cleared to land
1:24:10 – Landing Runway 5 at KAPF – Naples
1:25:29 – NT Comm – Right turn on C, Ground .6
1:27:07 – NG Comm – Taxi to Naples Airport Authority (FBO)
1:27:42 – Taxiing to North ramp

==== THIRD LEG: KAPF – KTMB ===
1:31:38 – KAPF Departure ATIS Information
1:35:58 – PG Comm – Departure request for Tamiami
1:36:21 – Taxiing to runway 5
1:40:25 – Engine Run-up Checklist
1:43:27 – NT Comm – Ready to depart
1:43:58 – Joke: Big jet & little cessna
1:45:33 – NT Comm – Cleared for take-off
1:45:48 – Departing KAPF en-route for KTMB
1:49:46 – Practicing instruments-only (IFR) flying
1:55:36 – KTMB Arrival ATIS Information Echo
1:58:27 – KTMB Arrival ATIS Information Foxtrot
1:59:47 – TT Comm – Contacting Tamiami Tower
2:00:23 – TT Comm – Cleared to land
2:01:05 – Landing Runway 27R at KTMB – Tamiami
2:02:23 – TT Comm – Contact Ground
2:02:59 – TG Comm – Taxi to Spot 2

2:04:33 – GPS Track
2:04:43 – PowerDirector Video Editing Timeline

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