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Old 4th Jul 2018, 13:49
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USA tour for hour building

Hello everyone,
I'm an italian student and next year I want to come in USA for my time building before start to study for the ATPL theory.
In order to visit different states and parks in US I had think to rent a plane and do a trip with it.
I love landscapes photograpy and so I will be very happy if I can plan and do a trip that includes Gran Canyon, Rocky Mountains and some other naturalistic scenarios.
Actually I'm current on PA-28 160hp and 180hp, for this trip I think that the 180hp is better.
I think to come in September becouse I red that is a great period to fly in the North.
The trip must be of 90 FH almost and I plan to do in 4 weeks

These are my questions:
1) Can anyone recomended me some flight school or plane rental for this purpose? I'll come from Italy but I don't know where I'll arrive if west or east coast, but east is more pratical.
2) Does anyone had ever done a similar trips?
3) There are a website where I can do a flight plan? In Italy we have this website there is something similar in US?
4) In order to avoid to buy dozens of charts is it possible to use only the Jeppesen app or is mandatory to have a fisical chart?

At the moment these was the only questions that I have, I'll appreciate all tips and tricks you will give me.
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 14:59
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Hi Icodade,

I used to have this kind of trip about five years ago. Here is the route: https://skyvector.com/?ll=30.8887120...%20KVDI%20KSGJ

The school I rent from (Cessna 152) was Florida Flyers in St. Augustine (I did there before my IR on single).

For planning I had SkyVector and ForeFlight (on ipad).
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 17:32
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Oh wow very nice skyvector thanks a lot.
How about the navigation? Had you used some GPS or you used phisical chart?
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 18:50
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Originally Posted by Icodade View Post
How about the navigation? Had you used some GPS or you used phisical chart?
I used ForeFlight app on my Ipad and physical charts as backup.
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 19:02
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Thanks again
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