Sep 29 – Day 2
It is in fact amazingly easy to obtain an US fligjt license if you have an European pilot’s license. No need to pass exams and skills tests whatsoever, you have to apply (some months) in advance to the FAA and send them your European flight license and your current medical. FAA checks then with local authorities in your country in Europe if you are who you pretend to be. The procedure takes nowadays less time than when I applied for it 10 years ago.
Ludo got a confirmation that his demand was validated and an appointment was made. The officers at FAA in Denver proved to be very friendly and extremely helpfull, a real pleasure to deal with. Summarized, both of us now have got their US flight license and we’re ready to start with our adventure. Great.
|Thunderstorms between Denver and Grand Junction|
|trees migrate to fall|
|Mountains color gold in Colorado|
As the program for the next couple of days will be very intense and we likely won’t have time for cruising or driving around, we decided to enjoy and explore the absolutely magical landscape of this region by driving up the Grande Mesa mountains, where the national monument of Colorado is located. We followed the Rimrock scenig highway and could enjoy an extreme beauty of nature and stayed up in the mountains till after sunset.