Greetings, from Santa Fe, the home base for next year's Wild Blue Yonder tour. Like last year, we took advantage of this holiday weekend to complete our tour research for next season. The Centurion likes nothing better than the crisp, cool mountain air this time of year!
This Thanksgiving we are so very grateful for all you Parkwest pilots, and the countless miles we've flown across the beautiful American landscape together. Happy holidays, and safe flying!
Do People Honestly Fall for These Emails??!!
I am looking to purchase private/executive aircraft for private use and commercial jet airliners for commercial purposes.
All the aircraft must be in good commercial shape (i.e., ready to make money),and must be ready for immediate use after purchase. I can only make this transaction with you in a very secret and confidential manner due to my position as a former regional minister and member of parliament, MP here in my country, Republic Of Ghana; And for this reason of confidentiality, I have engaged the services of a trusted broker to act for me and report to me of every stage of the transaction because my name must not appear or be mentioned in this transaction at all.
Therefore, upon response from you I will connect you with my broker here to liaise with you since you are not present here in my country. I have already hand-over to him the specifications of the aircraft, budgets and conditions and he will make these details available to you because I trusted him and i will like him to represent my full interest in this purchase.
Thank you and accept my kindest regards as I hope to hear from you in a very short while.
Accordingly, this purchase must be very confidential and secrete because of my position in the government of my country.
Expecting your reply soon.
HON. DR OTENG-ADJEI
I'm sure Cat Herder isn't the first to inform you of this mishap with a Boeing 747 Dreamlifter landing at the wrong airport. Click image to see the entire AOPA story.
In just ten minutes, you can travel to Switzerland to enjoy a day at the Flugplatz Speck Fehraltorf with this YouTube video sent by friends Benno and Barbara. It's like stepping back into the good old days of aviation, watching these folks come out to the airfield to enjoy a fun day under the Swiss summer sun.
Not everyone in Colorado is getting high from the legalization of marijuana. Sure, an hour in the 210 probably costs more than a trip to the pot shop, but this is our version of "tripping" and, best of all, it doesn't give you the munchies!
We're still in disbelief that Mike actually retired from professional life. It turns out that, in addition to worldwide travels with Ginny, he's been busy as a spokesman for Piper's Seneca V. Check him out on Piper's website here (click to launch the lower left video).
Over the years, Parkwest pilots Mark and Kathie Cassidy have faithfully collected National Park passport stamps, both on and off tour. We've become accustomed to receiving an unexpected postcard from some Eastern Park or obscure national historic site. This week, our mail service delivered a surprise treat: National Parks-themed candles, sent from the Cassidys. The pine-scented Rocky Mountain NP is wafting through our home office as we speak. Thanks, guys!
Many of you know that Collin has been diligently training for the Moab "Other Half" Marathon, which was held yesterday. He exceeded his training goals and ran it in just over two hours. Marisa fast-walked it, and finished sore but satisfied at 3:12. We thought about all of you 2013 Parkwest pilots as we ran much of the canyon country that we rafted this past year.
Made it to Eureka!
It's early morning in Eureka's Carter House. The flock is scattering for home this morning, though four planes are headed for Grand Junction. Despite all the turmoil of the week, we had a great tour and ended on a high note with our Super Tree Guide, Jenny Hanson, dazzling us with the redwoods. No IFR departures necessary this morning, but it looks to be a windy ride home to GJ.
We are HERE.
We were able to maintain our flight routes north to Redding, California despite knowing that we would not be visiting or sleeping in Lassen Volcanic National Park. After a Chinese feast at Peter Chu's Sky Room, we ventured off in the bus for Burney Falls which, according to Teddy Roosevelt, should be considered the 8th Wonder of the World and California's most spectacular waterfall. It was a gorgeous autumn day to take a mile hike up, down and around the falls, with gold leaves falling from the trees and late afternoon sun warming our faces. Our replacement lodging was found in McCloud, California, a pretty and historic mill town at the base of Mount Shasta. No rented sheets and coin-operated showers here, and the after-dinner entertainment was Dan the Piano Man, delighting Parkwest pilots yet again!