From Palo Alto to San Luis Obispo
On Wednesday, July 21, 2004, Hans, Rene, Veleda, Laurence, Charlotte and Maurits started a three day trip to Los Angeles to visit the Universal Studio's. Hans flew the N4383A and Rene flew the N8171V. We had a lunch stop in San Luis on the way to Santa Monica.
Maurits, Laurence and Rene
San Luis Obispo
Restaurant at San Luis Obispo airport
From San Luis Obispo to Santa Monica
After lunch, we continued to Santa Monica. Hans flew IFR, and Rene VFR. Hans was directed via the north east of Santa Monica, passing Beverly Hills with the Twin high rise in the background.
Arrived at Santa Monica
Twin high rise
Hans, Veleda, Charlotte, Laurence and Maurits
Los Angeles, Universal studios
The next day, Thursday July 22, 2004, we visited the Universal Studio's. At the end of the day, on our way to the hotel, we stopped by the Chinese Theatre.
Universal Studio's entrance
Must be the first one doing this
With the Blues Mobiel
Rene and Hans
With the Whoopi Goldberg footprint
With the Eddie Murphy footprint
From Santa Monica to Harris Ranch
On Friday we flew back to Palo Alto with a lunch stop at Harris Ranch. Harris Ranch, or the Harris Cattle Ranch, is a large beef producer and ranch, and a popular halfway stop on the busy highway connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Harris Ranch Airport is next to Interstate 5, next to the Harris Ranch Restaurant and Inn. Parking and fuel are on the north end of the runway near the restaurant.
Charlotte and Veleda, Santa Monica airport
Hans, Veleda and Charlotte departing IFR
Rene, Laurence and Maurits at Harris Ranch
Harris Ranch airfield
From Harris Ranch to Palo Alto
When we were going to depart from Harris Ranch, the old battery had not sufficient power to start the engine. A pilot who was there with his car helped us jump-start the plane. Then we left for our final leg to Palo Alto.
Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton
Passing San Jose aiport
Final RWY 31 Palo Alto