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Old 12-30-2014, 08:37 AM
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Default Grand Canyon Adventure

Photos from my flight out to (and over) the Grand Canyon in my RV-7a

Click here for all the pictures and the story
http://www.thehdpilot.com/blog-article.aspx?id=37


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Old 12-30-2014, 09:15 AM
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Great Trip Report!!
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:57 AM
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Great report! I hope to make a similar flight in April. I was just looking at the Special Flight Rules Area yesterday thinking you'd almost have to make waypoints for the corridors. (really nothing else to go by unless you were really familiar with the area)

Where there many tourist helicopters flying? A couple years ago I was visiting at Lake Las Vegas and the tourist helicopters were literally non stop overhead.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:09 PM
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I don't remember seeing helicopters, other than coming and going right around the airport. Even then there were only a couple of them. Planes on the other hand were coming and going non-stop out of the airport.
But once I was at altitude and on my GPS Coordinates course I didn't notice any other planes. As you've probably noticed already, the flight paths for commercial operations are on the other side of the map and there's a lot of separation between them and us.

One other thing that I forgot to point out in my trip report is that everyone was repeatedly advising me to get the crossing done well-before noon due to turbulence that develops over the canyon. I got there around 11am and was worried I'd taken too much time at Sedona and the crater, but the flight was surprisingly smooth even at that time. Maybe I just got lucky that day
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:57 PM
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Follow-Up Note: A reader pointed out the 'volcano' is a Cinder-Cone.
Click on the link to read about them.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:42 PM
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Excellent travel report! I am inspired to get back into the basement and get mine ready for flight this summer.

Thanks for the inspiration!!
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:08 PM
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OMG! The meteor almost hit that gift shop next to the crater!!
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OMG! The meteor almost hit that gift shop next to the crater!!

Good One - LOL
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