Some photo's taken on the road.

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I am not sure if these should be posted here or over in the commercial forum. I chose here because the King Air is not exactly an airliner ;) . Click on the thumbnails for the full sized images.

These were taken on a dead leg to Indianapolis (KIND). As you can see, the weather was quite nice above the cloud layer (we were at 14000ft). Below the layer it was not so pleasant.
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This one was taken back in October (I think). We were on the way to Stuart Florida. This is at the Northern Edge of Florida and we were up at FL260.
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Finally a few taken through a decidedly dirty windshield (as they call it over here). We are descending towards Roanoke Virginia from the North, which brought us over the Appalachian Mountain range.
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Great pics Paul, and a gret insight thanks for these.

If you had fare paying pax aboard then yes commercial forums as I'm sure they would love to see these pics anyway ;)
I'll leave this post here because as you quite rightly say there is an element of GA about the King Air too ;)

Is your King Air certified for single pilot ops or multi crew Paul?

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Well, there were pax on board for the Roanoke and Florida shots. For the Indianapolis shots we were empty, on our way to pick up a transplant surgical team. The King Airs up to (and including) the 200 are classed as single pilot aircraft, but many customers mandate that there are two pilots, which is where I come in :). The King Air 300 and 350 have a max takeoff weight exceeding 12500lbs, which means they require two pilots and that the crews are type rated.

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Paul

Thank you so much for these pics. I love flying in the U.S.. It took me four days to cross the Appalacians in the summer. Most of the time I was barely 500 feet above the mountain tops because the cloud was so low and I had to land frequently just because I could no longer maintain VFR. There were a few stomach churning moments.

Consequently, I got a good view of the mountains, so itis great to see what it was I was crossing!!

If you ever pop into Ona Air Park, Mason County or Farmville, in the mountains, do send my regards.

Isn't it Stewart, FL which has high trees either side of the runways, so you cannot see the FBO once you land?

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Hi Janie,
Glad you liked the pics :) . Stuart is a towered airport on the East Coast of Florida. Not huge, but not small either. I can't remember the layout, but I don't remember a lot of trees there (I could be wrong though).

The mountains are stunning to fly over, but I have only crossed them twice in a light aircraft (a C177 Cardinal). In the King Air we are usually well above the ridges unless we are on an approach. ATC keeps you very high when flying to Roanoke from the North. We usually get 'Slam Dunked' (as the locals call it here) on the approach in there. On one occasion they kept us so high that we flew through the overhead of the airport some 10000ft above it. The King Air can descend like a brick once you dirty it up though, but it was an interesting approach none the less. It sounds like you had quite an adventure last Summer :). Mountain Obscuration is a real problem over here in the Summer. It gets seriously hazy in between all the Thunderstorms.

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Well, there were pax on board for the Roanoke and Florida shots. For the Indianapolis shots we were empty, on our way to pick up a transplant surgical team. The King Airs up to (and including) the 200 are classed as single pilot aircraft, but many customers mandate that there are two pilots, which is where I come in :). The King Air 300 and 350 have a max takeoff weight exceeding 12500lbs, which means they require two pilots and that the crews are type rated.

Superb thanks for that Paul, any more pics always gratefully received :)

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OK, a few more then :). These may be a little mixed up.

This is the town where I live. Zanesville Ohio. Note the 'Y' Bridge which is evidently very unusual.
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I have been lucky enough to fly right seat in the company Cessna Ciation II on a few occasions. Cockpit while flying in the upper 30's.
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A phenomena called a 'Glory' taken while flying back from San Antonio Texas last year.
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Those clouds are a long way down!
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Pittsburg Intl. We were descending back towards Zanesville. It takes me 2 1/2 hours to drive there when my family visits. We were on the ground 15 minutes later!
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More clouds
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The closest I am likey to get to being in Orbit :)
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Citation Cockpit with GPS showing us over Lake Erie after just departing from Cleveland Burke Lakefront.
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Over Lake Erie
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Some ugly mug who let him in here?).
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King Air N127DC which we fly for charter.
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Finally, the cockpit of King Air 200 N127MJ. My favourite King Air to fly.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/PaulRix/flying/th_flight05july040008r.jpg

Have a great 2006 everyone!

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I just love all these photos. It's made me remember that I am a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society. I'll start a new thread for that. Highly recommended.