|Cessna 421 over Lake Travis|
The Cessna 421 is what a typical private plane should be. It can carry six people 1,500 miles in six hours, not four people crammed into a tiny cabin covering half that distance. A used 421 costs about the same as a new Skyhawk, about $400K.
But the reason we have it here is because this photo was taken over Lake Travis, just northwest of Austin, Texas. I spent a fair amount of time there when I lived in Austin back in the late 1970's. I tried to locate this scene on Google Maps but I didn't have any luck. There are a zillion twists and turns in the Colorado River, plus Lake Travis is a reservoir so the water level goes up and down which can change the appearance drastically. Note that this Colorado River is not the same one that goes through the Grand Canyon.