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bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
#2
Thought I’d post a few photos from some of my recent hour building flights out of Driggs (DIJ), Idaho.

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Not a bad place to build hours!
Maybe with two engines burning Jet-A!
But seriously, pretty cool. Us flat landers just don't understand! That first picture is amazing with the sunset reflecting on the wing. (oh God, you flew home in the dark over those things?! Super hero status in my small mind!)
 

milleR

Well-Known Member
#3
Thought I’d post a few photos from some of my recent hour building flights out of Driggs (DIJ), Idaho.

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Not a bad place to build hours!
God I miss that. Night flights with a full moon are the best. Or coming down Paradise Valley on a clear day and you can pick the Tetons up from the north entrance of the park. If you get a chance, fly up to that strip in Gardner, it's a fun ride in and out right there on the river. I used to live across the highway at YRC. Ah memories
 

bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
#4
God I miss that. Night flights with a full moon are the best. Or coming down Paradise Valley on a clear day and you can pick the Tetons up from the north entrance of the park. If you get a chance, fly up to that strip in Gardner, it's a fun ride in and out right there on the river. I used to live across the highway at YRC. Ah memories
Mitsu's and crotch rockets, the profile is all coming together now! Why haven't we had a beer yet?!
 

bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
#9
Given how much time I'm spending at JYO lately, that wouldn't be too difficult. Especially since I make it a point to practice teaching CSEL maneuvers over your house.
You've got two runways below you to choose from as well. Take the north-south runway if you have the choice, he's a United captain and you might get a LOR out of it someday. :)
 

Ben Peters

Well-Known Member
#12
(oh God, you flew home in the dark over those things?! Super hero status in my small mind!)
It was actually a sunrise, not sunset, so plenty of daylight left to fly home! The clouds were in the process of breaking up that day too, and I did all the climbing over the valley, not the mountains (there are also airport options on both sides of the Teton Crest - Driggs and Jackson).

Still, it's definitely a good lesson in mountain respect to get in the downdrafts on the lee side of the range and be in a 500-1000 fpm descent at full power & Vy in a 180hp Skyhawk!
 

bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
#13
It was actually a sunrise, not sunset, so plenty of daylight left to fly home! The clouds were in the process of breaking up that day too, and I did all the climbing over the valley, not the mountains (there are also airport options on both sides of the Teton Crest - Driggs and Jackson).

Still, it's definitely a good lesson in mountain respect to get in the downdrafts on the lee side of the range and be in a 500-1000 fpm descent at full power & Vy in a 180hp Skyhawk!
It is shocking how risk averse I have become. I used to take instrument students out in 400' OVC in steam gage 4 cylinder airplanes.
I took pre-solo students to Clearview in MD and sat with my hands folded in my lap while they landed.
What happen to me? Crap, I think I'm getting old. (and I like golf now, too)
 
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