Interesting track yesterday for AWE432 (KPHX-PHOG):
They spent over 4 hours in the air giving a scenic tour of the California Desert and the beautiful Buckeye area. The direct “out and back” flying time from KPHX to offshore Santa Barbara and back is about 2 hours. Whatever happened required more air time than just burning off fuel to get within max landing weight, and required a return to KPHX (maybe just for convenience).
Anyone know what was going on?