Catalina is a rocky island just west of the coast of California. It's a great place to spend the day biking, kayaking, take pictures of buffaloes, humming birds and enjoy nature at it's finest.
Visit the link below and see all the wonderful things you can do!
Lets say you decided to give romance a chance and take your girlfriend there by flying her into the island. Catalina Airport (KAVX) is located on top of the island just off a mountain cliff. What thrill awaits! Plan this trip correctly and she sure will fall in love with you forever ;-)
Assume the airport is only a 30min flight from your home base airport, and you plan on doing this trip during the day under Visual Flight Rules(VFR). What is the minimum fuel (in hours) you would take to do this trip?
Remember 91.151 States:
For a flight in VFR condition you need enough fuel to the first point of intended landing plus 30minutes of reserve.
If you answered (30min flight)+(30min reserve) = 60min of fuel, your date is about to end on a very bad note!
Catalina(KAVX) is an airport with no fuel services, so you can't refuel there! Now you're stuck on an island and your girlfriend will most likely leave you for a helicopter pilot 😔
Hence, the importance of always checking the AF/D and reading about the airport you will be visiting prior to flight. You may also get information about your destination airport online by visiting this free website:
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