length of flight


#1

Im starting flying lessons again after about a 35 year layoff. Im going to be flying out of an airport in Northwest Tennessee.When I do my cross country flight does anyone have any idea it will take me to get to an airport in the Denver area flying a 172


#2

Welcome and congratulations on restarting your lessons.
That’s a long cross country for a lesson scenario. Are you starting your Private Pilot training again, or is this for an advanced license?
It’s roughly 900 Nautical miles from Memphis to Denver, a 172 cruises at roughly 100 knots so 9 hours give or take the headwind and number of stops. (round numbers, I’m trying to keep the math simple.)

John


#3

Are you talking about Denver in Colorado or Denver in Tennessee? (Don’t know if the latter has an airport nearby)


#4

8 miles to the North East… 0M5


#5

Good info John, and there’s also the minor matter of:

KMEM elevation - 341 Feet.

KDEN elevation - 5,431 Feet.

As John noted good on you blue1976camaro for picking up your lessons where you left off 35 years ago.

Welcome to FA.


#6

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I`m talking about from Northwest Tennessee to Denver,CO


#7

Had first lesson in about 35years today everything went great and I loved it,cann`t wait to do it again


#8

Good job!


#9

Need to keep a blog somewhere and post us a link so we can watch your progress and relive our past :slight_smile: