John & Anne Wiley

2014/04/20

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Today we hooked up with Zubair & clan, and while they strolled Uppity Town (or some such prefix) Sedona, we did an aerial tour and saw remarkable things like this.

6262 Sedona Scenes

6262 Sedona Scenes

Few tourists ever see this. Even those who pay large sums for helicopter rides, and few pilots even seem to make the climb. Back on the ground, we drove together out to Red Rock Crossing and enjoyed these views.

6375 R R Crossing

6375 R R Crossing

A little further up river I snapped this zoom shot of the spires.

6380 Red Rock Spires

6380 Red Rock Spires

By the time we got back to the airport, we had to rush the short hop to Flagstaff so Zubair didn’t get his own aerial tour as planned. As we waited for them to take off I snapped this view showing how much hazier it had become. Also, that slack wind sock belies the gusty variable winds we encountered on takeoff.

6412 Lying Sock

6412 Lying Sock

I’ve found every landing at Sedona to be interesting, and frankly fun. Many pilots don’t share that enjoyment. 🙂

Tonight we catch up on sleep, and with this free wifi I’m able to post all these pix. Hope they give you a flavor of how much fun we’re having.

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