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The view: North Pass, San Juan Mountains, Colorado

The pilot: Dan Littmann

The airplane: 1978 Cessna R182 Skylane RG

The mission: Montrose, Colorado (MTJ) to Pawhuska, Oklahoma (H76)

The memory: The day before this flight, the stations along the Continental Divide had been reporting 1/4 mile visibility and 200-foot ceilings with high winds and snow. Not very good conditions for an unpressurized, normally-aspirated piston single! I had several nice conversations with similarly-stranded pilots in the FBO lounge, then decided to extend my stay by one more day. It’s better to arrive alive.

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