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ATC Chatter IFR leg 1.

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The following are from the flight notes I made on the first leg of my IFR flight from Norwood MA to Merritt Island FL on Friday morning April 17, 2009. I may have missed a few frequency changes at the start. Wheels up at 07:14.


121.8 KOWD ground
126.0 KOWD tower
119.0 Boston Departure ( climb out to 8,000′ )
135.4 Boston
119.45 Providence Approach
118.0 New York Approach ( alt change 8,000′ to 6,000′ )
135.9 New York
124.55 New York
124.15 New Jersey – Maguire Approach
124.6 Atlantic City Approach
132.42 Dover DE Approach
127.95 Pax River Approach
126.05 Norfolk Approach
125.2 Norfolk
119.45 Norfolk
123.85 Washington Center
123.7 Seymore Approach
135.75 Wilmington Approach ( alt change 6,000′ to 4,000′ )
119.2 Myrtle Beach Approach
122.8 KCPC Unicom Frequency

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April 18th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

A Trip to Lawrence MA.

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I love to fly. However, flying and being PIC takes cash which is in short supply of late. Thankfully I have a group of friends in the Norwood Aero Club that love to fly as much as I. When I can I love to ‘go for a ride’ with my friends who own aircraft.
This Saturday I rode ‘right seat’ in a Cessna Skymaster and we flew from Norwood Memorial Airport to Lawrence Municipal Airport to help another pilot friend pick up his R44 helicopter as he was relocating the bird to Norwood. While moving the chopper out of the magnificent Executive Flyers hanger at Lawrence Municipal I had a chance to eyeball one of the Extra Aerobatic airplanes owned by Michael Goulian who was the 1995 National Aerobatic Champion.
The fully aerobatic airplane had it’s top cover and engine cowl removed and was quite a sight. Matthew Goulian was kind enough to let me grab a few happy snaps of the bird.
Must be a real fun ride!
Extra Pilot's Seat View

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January 17th, 2009 at 11:08 pm