VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #1  
Old 10-20-2016, 10:36 PM
mach25's Avatar
mach25 mach25 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston
Posts: 30
Default Canyon de Chelly flight

This is a video taken in northern New Mexico and southern Utah. We flew down Canyon de Chelly. I'd never heard of it before this trip, and it is one of the most beautiful canyons ever.
I've added music, and it is best viewed in HD to see the detail in the canyon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfQYoxHmRzU

Jeff Bertsch
RV4


[ed. Pretty scenery! Having said that, I would respectfully suggest giving some thought to how many I.P. addresses visiting this site daily (dozens) resolve back to FAA HQ in DC. Just sayin...and I don't like playing bad cop as much as you don't like reading it...I'd suspect <g>. Just a gentle reminder that lots of non-RV folks read this site daily for various reasons. v/r,dr.]
__________________
Jeff Bertsch
RV-4

Last edited by DeltaRomeo : 10-23-2016 at 10:43 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-21-2016, 01:32 AM
Vlad's Avatar
Vlad Vlad is online now
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 8,275
Thumbs up

Thanks Jeff. My kind of flying
__________________
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-21-2016, 06:59 AM
Chkaharyer99 Chkaharyer99 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pilot Hill, CA
Posts: 850
Default

Such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.
__________________
Charlie
RV-8
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-21-2016, 09:31 AM
Mike S's Avatar
Mike S Mike S is offline
Senior Curmudgeon
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
Posts: 15,704
Default

Laura and I went there a couple years ago, great place. Also, Monument Valley and Page AZ.

You can fly in to Chinle AZ, local motel will pick you up if you are staying there. take a guided tour through the canyon with a local guide-----fantastic time.

Couple photos here. http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...69&postcount=1
__________________
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."

Last edited by Mike S : 10-21-2016 at 09:34 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-21-2016, 11:48 AM
Rv3Dave Rv3Dave is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 56
Default

Flying like this especially over a National Monument is exactly why general aviation and RV's have a bad reputation. While the 2000 ft agl is only a recommendation in National Parks and Monuments it will become a rule if we abuse the privilege. Smoke just proves this flight was all about showing off.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-21-2016, 12:18 PM
David Paule David Paule is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 4,649
Default

Totally agree with RV3Dave.

Respectfully,
Dave

Last edited by David Paule : 10-21-2016 at 12:52 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-21-2016, 12:25 PM
mike647m mike647m is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Flagstaff AZ
Posts: 86
Default

Also agree with Dave. Plus these flyers don't know what state they are in...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-21-2016, 12:31 PM
Stitch462's Avatar
Stitch462 Stitch462 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mead, WA
Posts: 207
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rv3Dave View Post
Flying like this especially over a National Monument is exactly why general aviation and RV's have a bad reputation. While the 2000 ft agl is only a recommendation in National Parks and Monuments it will become a rule if we abuse the privilege. Smoke just proves this flight was all about showing off.
__________________
Stitch
MSgt, USAF, Ret.
RV-8 Dreamer
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-21-2016, 12:42 PM
flightlogic's Avatar
flightlogic flightlogic is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Prescott, AZ
Posts: 1,629
Default judgement

First, I actually enjoyed the video and music. A ton of home made videos from small planes abound... and most just entertain the owner. This was kind of fun.
Having said that though... I would not have turned smoke on.
Drawing attention to low flying aircraft in that way is bad for all of us.
There are many places where the Native Americans have pretty strong feelings about the land.... and many places where the feds are not amused at our antics. Best not to poke with that stick in my view.
__________________
"Kindness is never a bad plan."

exemption option waived. Donation appropriate.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-21-2016, 01:00 PM
CanyonDweller CanyonDweller is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Floydada, TX
Posts: 38
Default

Wow! Poor taste to fly this way in a national park. The canyon floor is only accessible through guided tours. I would think this would be highly frowned upon. Not cool.
__________________
Dues paid through 2021
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:37 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.