So during that flight I made this week, I told the instructor that I wouldn’t fly across Lake Michigan in a Cessna 172. And he chuckled at me!
I’m not a wimp. In that moment with the instructor, I forgot the exact reason why I didn’t fly over Lake Michigan. I just knew that it was too wide. He chuckled again when I said that.
“How you even see a Great Lake?”
“You can’t see the other side when you stand on the shore.”
I could tell he was still doubtful.
At home Trevor had the answer I forgot – even at the flight ceiling of the Cessna (the highest you can fly it) there was a short point in the middle of Lake Michigan we couldn’t have glided to land if our engine had failed. No, gracias.
Being curious, I used overlapmaps.com to compare sizes. It puts one geographic location on top another at the same scale.
Nuff said. 🙂