Flying from Palo Alto to Mexicali (KPAO to MMML)

Last weekend, four of us (Charlie, Marji, John and I) flew from Palo Alto to Mexicali (KPAO to MMML) on our way to Baja California to see the grey whales. Our pilot was
Charlie Jackson, Sun Labs’ Webmaster. Our  Cessna 182 Skylane II was one of four private planes on the trip from the Shoreline Flying Club.

Photos were taken with a Nikon CoolPix S510 camera with an 8G SDHC photo card.
We took about 1,400 photos on the 4 day trip. The photo card was about 1/3 full
when we got home (two lithium ion batteries recharged per day). Here are pictures of our first Air Charlie flight, starting before dawn on 15 February 2008.

Me before Dawn

Katy Dickinson before dawn KPAO Palo Alto California photo: copyright 2008 John Plocher

Marji at KPAO

Marji before dawn KPAO Palo Alto California photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Almost Dawn at KPAO

Almost Dawn KPAO Palo Alto California photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

John at KPAO

John Plocher before dawn KPAO Palo Alto California photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Charlie checking the plane

Charlie Jackson checking the plane KPAO Palo Alto California photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Dawn at KPAO

Dawn KPAO Palo Alto California photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Parking our cars where plane was

Parking our cars where plane was KPAO Palo Alto California photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Charlie Jackson, Pilot

Charlie Jackson, Pilot photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Marji, Copilot at dawn

Marji, Copilot at dawn, KPAO Palo Alto California photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Over Sun Menlo Park Campus

Over Sun Menlo Park Campus California photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Me in the back seat

Katy Dickinson in the back seat photo: copyright 2008 John Plocher

Leaving SF Bay Area

Leaving SF Bay Area California photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Southern Cal. Snow

Snow on Southern California Mountains photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

USA-Mexico Border

Right Over USA-Mexico Border photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Leaving USA for Mexico

Leaving USA for Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Mexicali Airport, MMML

Mexicali Airport, MMML photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Mexican Air Force, MMML

Mexican Air Force, MMML photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

MMML Refueling

MMML Refueling photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Wreck on side of MMML Parking Area

Wreck on side of MMML Parking Area photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Images Copyright 2008 by Katy Dickinson and John Plocher

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