When I first got my Arrow in 1998, it was the start of a grand experience in aviation. Having rented up until then, I could only marginally put an airplane to its ultimate task: traveling. After all, isn't that why we spend so much time in the pattern and going to $100 hamburgers? It's to get ready to jump in the airplane and point it at some distant location and keep flying until you climb out someplace far from home. Someplace new and exciting, in part, because you flew there yourself. All the experience behind you, your first solo, your first cross country, your check ride, your instrument rating. That's all just the preparation work for you to really use an airplane as a tool for exploration of new places you've never been.
Here I'm hoping to document some of my travels to help inspire others to look beyond the pattern, whether it be aviation or any other endeavour, and put the pieces together to make something that you might not have thought possible.Leadville, Colorado & Grand Canyon, Arizona
p.s., here's my weather links