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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Inverted, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Pilawt

    Pilawt Final Approach

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    On this warm but calm morning I took a flight downstream over the winding Gila River to seek out some more Arizona history. The river doesn't look like much, with only a trace of water to be seen here and there. But when there are heavy thunderstorms afoot the river becomes a raging torrent. Before the 1854 Gadsden Purchase, the Gila was the boundary between the US and Mexico.

    In 1851, a family of settlers was attacked by natives along the bank of the Gila. The parents and four of the seven children were killed; one daughter was held captive by the tribe for five years, while her sister died in captivity. The attack and massacre took place here, on what is now known as Oatman Flat:

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    Thirteen nautical miles further downstream, in 1862, the westernmost skirmish of the Civil War took place at a stagecoach stop known as Stanwix Station. The Confederate detachment was led by 2nd Lt. John Swilling, who is today regarded as one of the founders of the city of Phoenix.

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  2. idahoflier

    idahoflier Cleared for Takeoff PoA Supporter

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    One more flight before the smoke rolls in again...

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  3. Bill

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    Tantalum Final Approach

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    idahoflier Cleared for Takeoff PoA Supporter

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    Thanks! They're screen grabs from video taken on a GoPro Hero7 mounted on the left tiedown ring. 1080p 30 f/s.
     
  6. Bill

    Bill Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Nice! I have a Hero 8, any recommendations for a good tiedown mount?
     
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  8. idahoflier

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    Come on up! Should be one more month of good flying weather between smoke days...
     
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  9. MuseChaser

    MuseChaser Pattern Altitude

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    I felt guilty posting my crap shots in this thread the first time... and the recent pics sure don't help me feel any better... but what the heck. Here's one today taken while my wife and I were up for a fall foliage tour. Still not quite at peak, but didn't want to miss an opportunity. This one is of a private airport where the runway is the back straight-away of a race track atop a nice hill (mountain, but not really). VERY cool... although we couldn't land because they were racing while we flew over.

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  10. Tantalum

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    Hey that's pretty cool!

    I enjoy this thread, discovered it recently but nice to see other parts of the country where people fly. As far as photo quality, I've yet to see a bad picture here, but Lowflynjack has certainly set a very high bar!!
     
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  11. SoCal RV Flyer

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    Nice. What's the name of the track?

    I've heard they allow landings at Buttonwillow Raceway (west of Bakersfield) with special permission. It'd be fun if you kept your race car on the premises to fly in for the whole "arrive and drive" thing.
     
  12. MuseChaser

    MuseChaser Pattern Altitude

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    https://skyvector.com/airport/NY02/Mountain-Top-Airport
     
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  14. Tantalum

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    Cruising home from dinner at Camarillo last night
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  15. GaryV

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    I know it’s not a great photo but it was my first time over 200 mph in level flight. I caught a great tail-wind on the way back from picking up my Cardinal RG after getting the failed alternator replaced in Booneville, AR.

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  16. Cluemeister

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    On my way to Western Carolina Regional this morning.

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  17. RyanB

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    I bet we were out around the same time. What a beautiful morning to fly! The air was silky smooth too!
     
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    Breakfast run this morning - Lake Erie and it’s shorelines.

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    It's a Sling Tsi. IMG_5480 2.jpeg
     
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    Thanks for further complicating my life.
     
  23. Cluemeister

    Cluemeister Line Up and Wait PoA Supporter

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    On the way to Dalton, Georgia this morning. I left the wing in the picture, knowing how popular it is. Dalton.jpg
     
  24. MuseChaser

    MuseChaser Pattern Altitude

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    You are NOT making additional friends.....
     
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  25. Tantalum

    Tantalum Final Approach

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    Those rivets are fantastic, and the little winglet; damn
     
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    I tried removing the wing for a better picture once. Don't do it! I could only turn in one direction, and it made landings real hard.
     
  27. flhrci

    flhrci Final Approach

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    Obviously you did not receive the proper training from a disgruntled and out of work CFI. :)
     
  28. denverpilot

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    Just for clarity, we’re always disgruntled. The out of work part is separate. LOL
     
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  29. Jim K

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    I'd rather be flying.

    Don't get me wrong, I can't imagine doing anything else for a living. I wish someone would wash these windows so I can take better pictures.

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  30. exncsurfer

    exncsurfer Pattern Altitude

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    Wrightsville Beach, NC:
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    Timbeck2 Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Those pics bring back so many memories for me. Except I was in a rice, cotton, wheat or soybean field. Sometimes driving the combine, sometimes the grain buggy and sometimes the truck to the gin or storage facility.
     
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    Its kinda hard to see, but I thought this was pretty cool. There was a Navy P8 doing pattern work, this was their left base to final turn, I was at 1000 so they were pretty low for a 737 on a base leg eh? The runway is behind the shot to the right(direction of blue arrow).
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  33. NealRomeoGolf

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  34. Mike Blackburn

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    Go on.... you know you want one..... Incredible airplanes......
     
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    Opened up for annual
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    Southern tip of FL and Marathon, Fl(keys)

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    Leaves are changing colors...
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    DFH65 Pattern Altitude

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    Sunrise, fall, valley fog = amazing flight.
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    The whole ramp is open and these jerks park right on me. Unbelievable. B2184009-CDE3-4386-B431-E648DD127A4D.jpeg
     
  40. Bill

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    Something afoul going on at that field