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Old 08-02-2015, 09:07 AM   #481
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Sorry guys. Typo on my post .Should read 5000 folks through.
Still not bad for a smaller community!
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:39 AM   #482
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I made a trip across the mountains this week. I know for some this is a regular thing but for a prairie boy who is used to the flat lands of Alberta it was well out of my comfort zone. A friend was delivering his aircraft that he sold, so I tagged along. We flew two 200 mile legs on the way out(Lethbridge to Chiliwack) 5.5hrs with a bit of a head wind at 9500 feet. On the way home due to a 45kt tail wind we did not stop and made it in 3hrs and 10minutes at 11000 feet. It was a smooth and uneventful flight other than my nerves. It was surprising to me how my mind could not get over the fact they were mountains. Like whats the big deal right? My Kitfox doesn't know what I'm flying over, it doesn't care. The flight home I relaxed a bit more so I best do another one so to get more used to it. Fantastic scenery.
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:26 AM   #483
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Great photos Don. Loved my flight in the B-17 Aluminum Overcast.
A must do flight.

Mic, mountains deserve a healthy respect no matter how many times you cross them and it does take a little getting used to. Thanks for the beautiful photos.
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:11 AM   #484
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Mic,
I agree with DF4. I live in the mountains, fly in the mountains, and I think they always look like they would just love to reach up and stick a hole in my plane.
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:21 PM   #485
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Here is some fuel for all of those builders out there.
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Took a while to clean the seawead off the plane after this landing.
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Today was one of those unbelievably calm mornings.
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:49 PM   #486
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Nice one Scott. think I recognise a few of those spots! I see that you are still hunting as a pack - regards to Doug and Jim.

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Old 08-09-2015, 02:57 PM   #487
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Looks like a perfect fun flying day Scott. Great shots. Reminds me I'm not doing enough flying lately.
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:42 PM   #488
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That's right Ross. We did stop at a couple of those gravel bars along with some new ones that we found. Maybe I see Steve in McCall? Good luck on your builds!!!
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:31 PM   #489
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My friend Jon and I took a trip this weekend from Portland to Joseph, OR on the other side of the state to a fly-in there. I flew my Kitfox and Jon flew his Cessna 180, and he took some nice photos of the trip. Especially our tour over the Eagle Cap Wilderness area, some of the most rugged mountains in the US.
Photo 1-Sneaking thru the Columbia Gorge early morn under a low overcast.
2-Over the Deschutes River canyon.
3-North central Oregon near Pendleton.
4-The Blu Mountains near Meacham pass.
5-Wallowa Lake arriving at Joseph.
6-Joseph fly-in and breakfast; about 60 planes.
7-Jon the C180 driver with a fine DC3 on display at Joseph.
8-Lined up for fuel before leaving Joseph.
9-Yours truly fueling my Kitfox.
10-Climbing out of Joseph up into the Eagle Cap Wilderness area.
11-We had to climb to 10,500' to properly clear some of the ridges.
12-Really rugged terrain.
13-Lots of beautiful alpine lakes in the wilderness.
14-The Minam River glaciated canyon. Red's and Minam River Lodge backcountry landing strips are located at the far end of the canyon. Did not land there this time; had to get home.
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:48 AM   #490
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Great trip Jim and thanks for the great set of Pics too Looks like great weather apart from the first day.

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