Flying the Duchess BE76 from Indianapolis Metro to Terre Haute

Welcome to Episode 7 of Building Time – In Search of the Great $100 Hamburger. In this episode, we’ll be flying the Duchess BE76 from Indianapolis Metro to Terre Haute, Indiana.

For a bit of background, I was planning on doing these videos in real life instead of on the flight sim. Based on current circumstances, X-Plane 11 is my best option for the moment.

Flying the Duchess BE76 from Indianapolis Metro to Terre Haute
The Planned Route from KUMP to KHUF via the Brickyard VOR.

Normally I do flights from Indianapolis Metro (KUMP) to various airports with restaurants on the field located throughout the Midwest and the Eastcoast in search of the great $100 hamburger.

In this episode, I have changed it up a bit. Today we fly in from Indianapolis Metro Airport to Terre Haute (KHUF), Indiana. Today we take the Beechcraft Duchess (BE76) instead of the Cessna 172S, so we could get there quicker and I miss flying the Duchess in real life.

Flying the Duchess BE76 from Indianapolis Metro to Terre Haute
The Beechcraft Duchess Departing Indianapolis Metro turning towards the Brickyard VOR.

The original plan was to create 10 episodes (10 mins each) in the Cessna 172S with a good friend of mine, MacKenzie, flying with me in the right seat. The main purpose was to build my flight time to qualify for the US ATP (1,500 hours). At the same time, expose MacKenzie to flying from the right hand seat so she could gain enough confidence to eventually go for her US Single Private and Single Commercial Pilots License. I am not a flight instructor, so MacKenzie would not have been able to log any flight time. However, she would have been exposed to hands on flying, various flight procedures, CTAF and ATC radio comms, Flight Planning, Navigating, Weather Briefing, Command Decision making, etc.

Flying the Duchess BE76 from Indianapolis Metro to Terre Haute
Arriving at Terre Haute airport in Indiana.

I was in the process of finishing up pre-production and we did a couple of test flights together with video footage when my hours at work were heavily reduced. My work hours as an Aircraft Fueler at Indianapolis International (KIND) were heavily reduced due to the Part 121 airline flight operation cutbacks. Resulting in postponing the original web series plans. Once the cash flow is back, the flights with MacKenzie will continue. I am really looking forward to that.

I hope you enjoy this video of flying the Duchess BE76 from Indianapolis Metro to Terre Haute. Thank you for watching.

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If you have any questions, you can reach me by e-mail. Thank you..

Ashley Wincer

An Indianapolis based Australian working towards building flight time to meet the US ATP requirements. Works full time as an Aircraft Fueler and Aircraft Deicer during winter operations. Previously has worked as a US Flight Dispatcher, Ramp Agent and Operations Ramp Controller.

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