Naturally the mind starts working the numbers for Mary and I to fly our Sundowner out. A quick look at the trip works the Sundowner numbers to 9.5 hours of fly time and 94.3 gallons one way, no wind factored in. In dollars that would be $5.08 a gallon average for my initial top off and two stops which would total $480 one way for 100LL.
Just for kicks I ran the numbers for the Bonanza I am looking at. Fly time would be 6.5 hours at 13.5 gph multiplied by the same fuel cost for a total of $447 one way.
At least this trip would show some savings in 08Romeo and I would get some much needed cross country time in the system. We still have the Myrtle Beach trip on the book if we can just coordinate schedules with our friend Jo.