Are you ready for departure on runway 07L at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (KLAS) ? You will fly few miles eastbound for Henderson Executive (KHND, Nevada). Then watch your step : you will overfly THE Grand Canyon and Marble Canyon. And the day will end with a smooth landing at Page Municipal (KPGA, Arizona).
Part 4 of several videos taken during our "Far West'09" trip in June'09 all along the US west coast until Canada. All videos are HD (Sanyo Xacti HD1000) recorded with realtime communications (onboard and with ATC thru a barnstormer cable bought at Aircraft Spruce). Most of ATC communications are subtitled. Check Music credits at the end of the video.
We were 9 with 3 Cessna 172 and 1 Duchess Beech 76 from PlusOne Flyer Club in San Diego. We started in San Diego then headed northely via Los Angeles, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Eugene, Seattle Boeing Filed, Victoria (British Columbia), Tofino, Penticton Vancouver Intl then went back south via Portland, Reno Mojave and Las Vegas. From Vegas, we overfly Grand Canyon, Marble Canyon than landed at Page Muni for a formation flight over Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley. The trip ended with Sedona and overflight of Los Angeles International at 2500 ft on the published "mini-route". For the fun, we landed on 16R at Van nuys and finished this holydays with an oustanding tour in San Diego Downtown for a formation flight with two Cessna along the shoreline "at or below 500 ft".
for the (french) whole story with lot of pictures.