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Why Pilots Don't Mind Taking 60 Hours To Fly Across The USA

I haven't met a pilot that hasn't dreamed of taking a cross-country flight across the United States in a light aircraft. Mirko Sylla and Peter Volker did just that, flying a Cessna 172 over 5,900 miles from Florida to California and back in roughly 60 hours. Forget about trying to make the trip as fast as possible on an airliner, this flight is about the journey, not the destination.

After watching this video... I bet you'll want to do the same.

So what do you think? Is this a flight you'd want to take? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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