Mon, Mar 14, 2005 - Day 4 (21073 visits, last updated on Tue, Sep 27, 2005)
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Weather was very nice, although morning in Ozona was very cold and windy.

Texas, Mexico Gulf
We are now in Rockport,TX 30 miles east of Corpus Christi,TX. Rockport is a small town located on the peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico.

We originally planned to go to Port Aransas, but yesterday while doing flight planning we realized that Port Aransas and Corpus Christi are missing from San Antonio sectional (translation for non-pilots: map). So, we landed at the Sinton airport just a few miles before we run out of San Antonio sectional hoping to buy/get Brownsville (includes Corpus Christi and Port Aransas). We didn't get sectional there, but we were advised that if we flew to Rockport (just 20 miles east) we would be able to buy missing sectionals there and also rent a car at the airport.

So we did. Upon arrival to Rockport we entered quite busy and fast moving traffic pattern. We found out later from FBO staff that these were 2 military student pilots practicing landings.

Since the weather forecast for tomorrow is not promising we may face the fact of having to stay in Corpus Christi area for a bit longer than till tomorrow. For that reason we decided to stay in Rockport, rent a car here and if weather tomorrow is not good enough for flying use the car to visit the local attractions (possibly even go by car to Houston Space Center).
Logbook entries
Date Aircraft make & model Aircraft ident. Route of flight Remarks, Procedures, Maneuvers No. ldg. Total duration of flight
From Via To
03/14/05 C-172 N6ZP KOZA T69 x-country 1 3.0
03/14/05 C-172 N6ZP T69 KRKP x-country 1 0.7
Total: 2 3.7
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