TOUR DETAILS
Tour
Get Your Kicks Above Route 66
Tour description

Take to the Skies low & slow over Route 66 in the Cessna 152. The goal of this tour is for you to fly VFR using the road as your navigation and visual waypoints using a VFR chart (Skyvector link below). The leg distances to the right are only measured direct so actual flight distances will be longer when using the road to navigate.

U.S. Route 66 or the "Mother Road", was one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in the United States, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before terminating in Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km).

It was recognized in popular culture by both the hit song "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" and the Route 66 television series, which aired on CBS from 1960 to 1964. In John Steinbeck's classic American novel, The Grapes of Wrath (1939), the road "Highway 66" symbolized escape and loss.

US 66 served as a primary route for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and the road supported the economies of the communities through which it passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway, and those same people later fought to keep the highway alive in the face of the growing threat of being bypassed by the new Interstate Highway System.

US 66 underwent many improvements and realignments over its lifetime, but was officially removed from the United States Highway System in 1985 after it had been replaced in its entirety by segments of the Interstate Highway System.

Portions of the road that passed through Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Arizona have been communally designated a National Scenic Byway by the name "Historic Route 66", returning the name to some maps. Several states have adopted significant bypassed sections of the former US 66 into their state road networks as State Route 66.

So jump in that 152 and take in the sights of America as you Get Your Kicks ABOVE Route 66!


VFR Skyvector Maps by State:
Illinois
Missouri
Oklahoma
Texas
New Mexico
Arizona & California

Updated Cessna 152 Flight Model with DME Mod Available Here...
Start date
03-03-2021
End date
03-03-2026
Distance
1,041 nm
Num. Legs
29 Flights
 TOUR LEGS
Leg #DepartureArrivalDistanceTime EnrouteBook Leg
1  KMDW
Chicago Midway International
  KDTG
Dwight
28 nm00:30
2  KDTG
Dwight
  KAAA
Logan County
39 nm00:30
3  KAAA
Logan County
  K3LF
Litchfield Municipal
33 nm00:30
4  K3LF
Litchfield Municipal
  KCPS
St Louis Downtown
24 nm00:30
5  KCPS
St Louis Downtown
  KUUV
Sullivan Regional
33 nm00:30
6  KUUV
Sullivan Regional
  KTBN
Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Forney field
33 nm00:30
7  KTBN
Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Forney field
  K3DW
Downtown
38 nm00:30
8  K3DW
Downtown
  KJLN
Joplin Regional
38 nm00:30
9  KJLN
Joplin Regional
  KH04
Vinita Municipal
27 nm00:30
10  KH04
Vinita Municipal
  KRVS
Richard Lloyd Jones Jr
32 nm00:30
11  KRVS
Richard Lloyd Jones Jr
  KPWA
Wiley Post
53 nm00:30
12  KPWA
Wiley Post
  KCLK
Clinton Regional
38 nm00:30
13  KCLK
Clinton Regional
  K2E7
Mc Lean Gray County
52 nm00:30
14  K2E7
Mc Lean Gray County
  KTDW
Tradewind
40 nm00:30
15  KTDW
Tradewind
  KTCC
Tucumcari Municipal
53 nm00:30
16  KTCC
Tucumcari Municipal
  KSXU
Santa Rosa Route 66
32 nm00:30
17  KSXU
Santa Rosa Route 66
  KSAF
Santa Fe Municipal
50 nm00:30
18  KSAF
Santa Fe Municipal
  KABQ
Albuquerque International Sunport
25 nm00:30
19  KABQ
Albuquerque International Sunport
  KGNT
Grants-Milan Municipal
36 nm00:30
20  KGNT
Grants-Milan Municipal
  KGUP
Gallup Municipal
26 nm00:30
21  KGUP
Gallup Municipal
  KP14
Holbrook Municipal
48 nm00:30
22  KP14
Holbrook Municipal
  KFLG
Flagstaff Pulliam
45 nm00:30
23  KFLG
Flagstaff Pulliam
  KP23
Seligman
33 nm00:30
24  KP23
Seligman
  KIGM
Kingman
30 nm00:30
25  KIGM
Kingman
  KA09
Eagle Airpark
26 nm00:30
26  KA09
Eagle Airpark
  KDAG
Barstow Daggett
57 nm00:30
27  KDAG
Barstow Daggett
  KVCV
Southern California Logistics
19 nm00:30
28  KVCV
Southern California Logistics
  KSBD
San Bernardino International
18 nm00:30
29  KSBD
San Bernardino International
  KSMO
Santa Monica Municipal
35 nm00:30
  Tour Pilots
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Lance WilliamsLeg 1 PIREPLeg 2 PIREPLeg 3 PIREPLeg 4 PIREPLeg 5 PIREPLeg 6 PIREPLeg 7 PIREPLeg 8 PIREPLeg 9 PIREPLeg 10 PIREPLeg 11 PIREPLeg 12 PIREPLeg 13 PIREPLeg 14 PIREPLeg 15 PIREPLeg 16 PIREPLeg 17 PIREPLeg 18 PIREPLeg 19 PIREPLeg 20 PIREPLeg 21 PIREPLeg 22 PIREPLeg 23 PIREP
John WhiteLeg 1 PIREPLeg 2 PIREPLeg 3 PIREPLeg 4 PIREPLeg 5 PIREPLeg 6 PIREPLeg 7 PIREPLeg 8 PIREPLeg 9 PIREPLeg 10 PIREPLeg 11 PIREPLeg 12 PIREPLeg 13 PIREPLeg 14 PIREPLeg 15 PIREPLeg 16 PIREPLeg 17 PIREPLeg 18 PIREPLeg 19 PIREPLeg 20 PIREPLeg 21 PIREPLeg 22 PIREPLeg 23 PIREPLeg 24 PIREPLeg 25 PIREPLeg 26 PIREPLeg 27 PIREPLeg 28 PIREPLeg 29 PIREP
Chris SmithLeg 1 PIREPLeg 2 PIREPLeg 3 PIREPLeg 4 PIREP
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