The flight back home (Las Vegas, Nevada to North Plate, Nebraska)

Round the World Flight with HB-PON 2008/09
Rolf Martin FRIEDEN & Manfred Melloh
Mon 14 Nov 2005 20:33
41:04.6N 102:27.8W

Safely crossing the Rocky Mountain range in acceptable weather conditions was our plan for Sunday.

As expected,
weather reports predicted the winter conditions in the south, to slowly move north over the Rockies that day, and therefore we
flight planned IFR with a route north of Salt Lake City, and then
eastward to North Platte, Nebraska, withits ILS approach.

Oxygen was a must up here

Over the Rocky Mountains

Hello Olivier! Feeling all right?

On the Eastern side of the Rockys

Flat land and fertile ground overhead Nebraska

The whole flight that day was mostly in VMC conditions, flying at altitudes of up to 14,000 feet to cross some beautiful sights of all the snow and
ice-covered mountains in
that region. Luckily we planned to land at North Platte and the ILS there became very handy, as that part of Nebraska
was covered with a thick foglayer at the time of our arrival.

After refuelling the aircraft, the FBO proposed to put IIB-PON in its heated hangar for the night at the cost of $40.-

I thankfully refused that kind offer, to save some money and not waste addi­
tional time at the airport, as we were both rather tired from the previous
night at Las Vegas and today's long flight.