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Old 10th Oct 2017, 09:00   #7281 (permalink)
 
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Seems like a few helipads snow cleared for use so somewhere that choppers frequent
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 11:27   #7282 (permalink)

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That Longranger looks familiar - so KGCN?
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 12:53   #7283 (permalink)
 
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Well, I was in the right hemisphere at least!!
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 18:56   #7284 (permalink)
 
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jensdad,

Sorry about that. The snow was a deliberate "white herring".

Grand Canyon Airport, 4 nm south of the canyon, 9000' runway and 6609' ASL. That would be a QFE of about 800 mb, if you could wind your altimeter back that far!

A very busy place, with helicopters and fixed-wing tourist flights.

I took a flight in an EC-130T2. Even though I have quite a bit of mountain flying experience, I found it quite disconcerting to go from a few hundred feet AGL to over 5000' in a few seconds! See 3:00 in this video:



I also took a Caravan flight over the canyon to Page and then a raft trip from the Glen Canyon dam to Lee's Ferry.
Grand Canyon is definitely a bucket list item.


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Old 10th Oct 2017, 20:01   #7285 (permalink)
 
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Very good challenge, I42. jensgrandma has been to the Grand Canyon, and in fact possibly to that airfield I believe, but her son hasn't made it yet. As you say, definitely on the bucket list!
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 21:53   #7286 (permalink)
 
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...Lee's Ferry..
I landed at Marble Canyon earlier this year (it's a stone's throw from Lee's Ferry). It's a lovely part of the world. The Glen Canyon Dam tour near Page is well worth doing. Russ.
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Old 11th Oct 2017, 07:49   #7287 (permalink)

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Thanks I42, It will have to be OH.
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Old 11th Oct 2017, 16:27   #7288 (permalink)
 
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Another snowy scene:

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Old 11th Oct 2017, 19:24   #7289 (permalink)
 
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Why the kink in the road ? in the lead in to the threshold,
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Old 11th Oct 2017, 22:24   #7290 (permalink)
 
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Perhaps the snowplough driver sneezed!
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 23:21   #7291 (permalink)
 
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As nobody has had a go, a clue might be "Bolero".
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 23:51   #7292 (permalink)
 
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As in Torvill & Dean doing their stuff to Ravel's Bolero at Sarajevo?
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 00:15   #7293 (permalink)
 
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Yes indeed - you have control.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 02:30   #7294 (permalink)
 
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Thanks, WIDN62. Good clue, I would never have got it without that. I did think the surrounding buildings looked like they could be in the Balkans, but the airfield and the runway itself look pretty small - must just be an optical illusion with the poor visibility and snow.


Still can't get the hang of uploading photos - Browser issues I think - so OPEN HOUSE.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 03:43   #7295 (permalink)
 
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BUT WHICH ONE

Plenty of strips in the Pacific ....
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Tuvalu FunaFuti?
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 17:54   #7297 (permalink)
 
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Desroches, Seychelles ?
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 20:33   #7298 (permalink)
 
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Looks lovely, I could be there tomorow with a Beaver or Twotter and relax.

<sigh>

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Old 14th Oct 2017, 21:15   #7299 (permalink)
 
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these places look lovely but they tend to be laking in basic necessities
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 22:03   #7300 (permalink)
 
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I could take them with me, and I have done althought on the other side of the Indian Ocean.

Sorry for the thred drift.
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