This week’s adventure: Cross country flight from San Juan, PR to St. Thomas, USVI.
For those of you who were not aware, I am a FAA Private Pilot of Single Engine Land aircraft, and this week’s adventure was one of my cross-country flights with my flight instructor and friend, Carlos Nieves (who unfortunately does not appear in any of the pictures, as he was the one with the camera).
The purpose of this flight was both for racking up hours, practice cross-country flight procedures, and to learn the airport at St. Thomas, USVI. Total flight time was about 1.8 hours and it was surely an adventure because we went over many islands, reefs, and saw various other airplanes in the area. We took off at 11am, spent an hour en route, did a touch & go at St Thomas and promptly headed back over the Caribbean Sea (via Culebra) and through the San Juan International airport (TJSJ) to Isla Grande (TJIG). In the pictures appear the islands of Icacos, Palomino, Palominito, Culebra, and St. Thomas. Flight information is below, enjoy the pictures!
Pilots: Alvaro Soltero, Private Pilot & Carlos Nieves, CFII
Aircraft: Piper Archer PA-28
Flight time: 1.8 hours
Departing airport: Isla Grande, PR. (TJIG)
Arriving airport: Cyril E King Airport, USVI. (TIST)