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Any reason I can’t fly direct VFR from PNS to ORL?
Paul Robichaux on Feb 01, 2013
It depends: how well do you swim?
Without knowing more about the kind of airplane you propose to take, I can’t give you a “real” answer, but that’s a fair distance to travel overwater in a pistol single. Are you comfortable with the landing alternatives in case of an engine failure or other major emergency? Will you be taking a life raft? Going KPNS-KCTY-KORL cuts your overwater leg down to 65nm but your overall mileage only goes up about 10nm vs going direct.
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Rusty Allen on Feb 01, 2013
Also be aware that a direct flight appears to cross into the ADIZ. If so, you will have to file and activate a “VFR ADIZ” flight plan.
*** I am not a CFI but I have seen on the TV ****
oops – you might also slice into restricted R-2905A air space.near KPAM depending on altitude. There are some many bit of Restricted and other don’t fly into air space that you have to check every flight.
*** I am not a CFI but I have never seen on standing on a TV. ****
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