San Diego (MYF) to Portland OR (UAO) - December 2014

Cessna P210N Centurion II

310 HP, Turbocharged, Pressurized, Air Conditioned, Retractable Gear
Notice the STOL leading edges on the wings.

Moon over the Pacific ocean in San Diego. Rally time: 5am

Takeoff over
La Jolla, California.

View of Mission Bay on the climb out.

Passing Torrey Pines Golf Course, climbing north bound off the shore.

Metropolis of Los Angeles.

Level at 16,000 feet. Cleared direct from LA to Portland. 616 miles in a straight line.
Garmin G500 glass panel on the left, Mid Continent Standby Attitude Module, Garmin GNS750 & 430W in the center stack.
EDM-900 Engine Monitor on the far left is a fantastic instrument.

194 knots ground speed (upper left corner). Thanks to the 19 knot tailwind (lower left).
Notice the Garmin Synthetic Vision displaying the terrain below.

Yosemite National Park

Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.

Another shot of Half Dome.

Snow on the Sierra Nevada range between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe.

South Lake Tahoe

Cruising at 18,000 feet for ATC. Changed altimeter to 29.92 for FL180!
Lost some of the tailwind but still managing 186 knots ground speed.

Picking up speed again at 18,000 feet. Returned to 194 knots ground speed. Temperature dropped to 4F up here.
Notice the green circle near center screen. It shows the crab angle into the 33 knot crosswind to maintain this course.

Stunning view of Crater Lake under the left wing.
More info: National Park Service
More photos: Flickr

Approaching Portland area. 18,000 feet. Just before starting IFR descent. 197 knots ground speed.

Approaching Portland area. Instrument Approach chart loaded on the MFD (white screen).

Airplane tucked away in it's new home. Mission accomplished.

Route of flight.