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Flying Southern Utah in October. Winds Calm. Visibility Unlimited.

These are shots from a flight in the vicinity of Bryce Canyon. The flying down here has been near perfect. I have joined up with a group of about thirty Flight Design CT’s for an annual fly-in. We are based … Continue reading

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Aerial Photos from Navajo Country

I am settled for a week in Page Arizona. The town of Page was created out of nowhere about fifty years ago as a base camp for the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. It now … Continue reading

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A Contrast to the San Juan Islands – Utah’s High Desert

This is a video of my flight over stark landscapes. I departed Wendover Utah (KENV) and headed southeast. I hopped over a 10,000′ mountain range and headed south in the vicinity of Capital Reef National Park and Grand Staircase / … Continue reading

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Friday Harbor to Southern Utah – Aerial Shots

After breaking out of Western Washington’s fog and overcast, I am now in Wendover Utah and headed south. These are shots from my first two days of my flight. Next stop: Page Arizona (KPGA) where I will be based for … Continue reading

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Thank you Long Nguyen!

This month’s SJPA End of the Month Lunch featured an excellent talk on mountain flying by Long Nguyen. Long, who has over 15,000 hours of flight time, flies search and rescue missions out of Boeing Field Seattle. His objective in … Continue reading

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A Cross-Border Flight

Following Friday’s SJPA lunch on flying to Canada, Dennis Willows and Darryl Swenson flew in Darryl’s airplane to Nanaimo to attend the Nanaimo Flying Club’s First Saturday of the Month Brunch. It was a chilly day up north. They sailed … Continue reading

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End of Month Lunch Was All About Flying to Canada

Customs Border Protection Chief Tom Stromberg of Friday Harbor spent over an hour and half with 16 of us reviewing the procedures for flight to and from Canada. It was a great program and very enlightening. Thanks to Darryl Swenson … Continue reading

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Washington Pilot’s Association

From WPA President Les Smith One reason to be a part of WPA, you add your voice to activities across the state. Can we back that up? Are we “at the table”, giving voice to our common interests in General … Continue reading

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Scrap Bin Wheel Chocks

I’m on my first flight in my new Cessna 150, delivering a friend to Burlington (BVS), when I run into Carlo and friends on one of their lunch fly-outs. It’s windy and Carlo asks if I have wheel chocks. Uh, … Continue reading

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George Mulligan’s Pitts

If you haven’t seen George’s new Pitts, here’s a small representation.  His friend Russ Illig shot it from Cattle Point.  George points out that Russ is available (378-0838) for similar shots with your airplane.  I’m sure there’s more to this … Continue reading

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