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    Hello Michael,

    Thank you for the sacrifices you have made and continue to make for our fellow American heroes.
    I'm new here, as well.  Are you familiar with www.GoFundMe.com?  It is a fund raising portal for anyone with any cause.  There are many grateful Americans who would consider your endeavor worthy.  Give it a look and good luck.

    Tom Caruthers
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    As suggested, stick to the southern route.  The Rockies are majestic, to be sure, but you have few options.  Stay well south of Albuquerque; they have clear-air turbulence (CAT) in that area.
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    I realize I'm late to this conversation.  If you haven't committed yet, you might consider the Socata Trinidad/Tobago/Tampico.  They all have gull-wing doors that allow you to step down into the aircraft.  Trinidad is a high-performance, complex aircraft (see pix); the Tobago is a 180 h.p., fixed gear, Tampicl is 160 h.p. training class aircraft.  An...
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    Check out Josh @ Aviation 101 on YouTube. He has a 5-part video series flying a 172 from FL to CA along the southern route.  https://youtu.be/o_oLel49s-o
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    I wouldn't recommend using an LSA for instrument refresher.  Most are not equipped with "standard" avionics or displays.  I'm not sure with which FBO at ESN you have been working, but last I knew, Trident has aircraft at Easton and Bay Bridge including G1000 C172's.
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    Like the pilots in the "Rusty Pilots" thread, I experienced a medical problem that grounded me for a few years. Fortunately it seems OK now and since I never tried to renew my medical during my illness, I'm now good under BasicMed. 
    Well, I went back to the FBO I'd been flying with before the medical issues and their website looked a lot different but they were...