Flight from Guadalajara to Tucson, Thu Feb 12, 2015


Departing Guadalajara

The first leg of our return was over Copper Canyon and then down to Obregón 4.3 hours.
Then 1.7 hours to Nogales where we did US customs and immigration.
Then a half hour up to KAVQ (Marana) where we parked for the night.
2/12/2015   MMGL→MMCN    4.3     9:50am takeoff from GDL, then flight over Durango and Copper Canyon back to Obregon.  Tail winds and few clouds over the canyons.  Smooth trip.
                                 Easy documents at Obregon with Carlos.  Imigration USD$6, flight plan MX$xxx, Fuel tip MX$50, Doc prep tip MX$500.  Fuel MX$xxxx.
2/12/2015   MMCN→KOLS    1.7     2 hours Obregon to Nogales.  Hermosillo approach drops you 50 miles from MMHO.  Call flight service 122.4 to get sqawk about 40 miles from the border,
                                 they can also notify customs of exact arrival time.  USA entry was very quick. Lots of gusty winds at Nogales and some fairly serious turblence on the way in.
                                 Should have stayed high as long as possible.  Tony was sick because he didn't have enough to eat.
2/12/2015   KOLS→KAVQ    0.6     30 minuts in gusty, thermal conditions to meet Joe at Marana.  Dinner with the family.