Flying in western USA is one of the best experiences a private pilot can enjoy. Every day, ceiling and visibility are simply great and one can enjoy the most beautiful views this planet offers. I was lucky to fly back in 2005, 2007 and 2008 in the Western US – long time before I opened this blog.
If you click on this link, published today on the BBC website, you’ll understand what I’m talking about. A view that puts windows seats to shame
My first one week trip in the southwestern part of the US back in 2005 brought me e.g. to several states south of Colorado, including a landing at Leadville at nearly 10.000 feet altitude. That’s where you learn what density altitude feels like.
As the first experience went super well, I returned back in 2007 for a so called Grand expedition. Here’s the itenary we’ve been flying in our Cessna 172
In 2008, I returned for a third time and this time we flew from Grand Junction to Tucson, Arizona and from there, we crossed the Mexican border. An awesome adventure.