What weather conditions have to be right?
Ideal conditions for flying with a passenger are winds less than 5mph and a low density altitude (low humidity). Typically, the winds are the most unpredictable during the middle of the day which limits flight as well as thermals can also be a factor when the weather is hot. As a good rule of thumb, the best time to fly is a couple hours before sunset or right after sunrise.
How much does it cost?
No cost! All I ask is that you split the gas with me which is usually between $5.00 – $10.
What are the flight restrictions?
Our max altitude is 10,000ft MSL (which is freakin’ insane) though we are also limited by the airspace around us. McGhee Tyson (TYS) has a 10SM radius that is above roughly 1500ft AGL over most of the area. Over densely populated areas, we will maintain at least 500ft AGL and at all times I’ll have a clear action plan should we have an emergency.
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