I'm glad, too, especially because I'm just buzzing around having fun, not doing bad things. Glad you like the pics. I agree! That's a lot of my motivation. I don't want to do the same things everyone does. That was part of the appeal for me in learning to fly in the Luscombe. I actually did the slip just for visual appeal. And I wanted to come in from that direction because I thought the shots would look cool with the background filled with terrain. The truth is (I think) that you could easily land that way without having to slip at all. You just can't be afraid to come in a bit close to the hill, but I don't think you'd need to be perilously low to the ground. In fact, if you turn base just a bit early and low, I don't think you'd need to be anywhere near the hill. That's an interesting (and exciting) story, but maddening. The guy lands at a few airports in the U.S. and has to deal with that. That's fantastic about the Cokes. I love it! I believe that several people have pushed back against infringements against individual liberty over the past several years and maybe that has affected the behavior of some of these people (Border Patrol, etc.). I've read some stories like yours, and am glad I haven't run into any of that.