DLD 344: 49 States, and then some


How long does it take to fly through each of the lower 48? Our guest this week did the trip as part of training for a pilots license and it was an incredible adventure.


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Caroline Lupini took some time during the pandemic to work on getting a pilots license, but didn’t want to just do circuits at the local airport. So instead she set out with a friend (and flight instructor) to establish a new record for the fastest path through the Lower 48, including a landing in each state. And the stories she has to share from the trip are pretty awesome.

Oh, and they went to Alaska, too, so the trip really covered 49 states.

Also in this episode:

Note: There were some issues in the recording and we talk over each other more than normal. Sorry about that. Hopefully everything still makes as much sense as it ever does.



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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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  1. This was a very good podcast. I’ve followed Caroline for years but didn’t know she had done this. What a great story and good interview.

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