Collin and I had the pleasure of having dinner with Charlie and Jan from Tucson. Many of you know them, their trusty 172, and their fun company from previous Parkwest trips. Jan is still working hard at Flight Safety so that, in her words, Charlie can "continue living the life to which he's become accustomed!" They stopped in Grand Junction after a vacation in Parkwest-approved Yellowstone National Park. Thanks for buying dinner, Charlie!
We found ourselves in Capitol Reef National Park and nearby Boulder, Utah, a lovely spot to be sure. I'm not sure we'll see Capitol Reef on a Parkwest itinerary, though. The nearest airstrip is a little rough around the edges. Plus, the UFOs probably take all the tie-down spots! (Click photo to enlarge.)
Dear Shep has been with Parkwest since the very first tour back in 2000. She is the Group Sales Manager at Furnace Creek in Death Valley. Collin and I went there recently for some spring camping and got to explore even more of that amazing National Park. Whether we show up with a dozen planes or camp gear and a dog, Shep is always ready for us with hospitality and hugs. (Click photo to enlarge.)
Cat Herder (aka Marisa) has been guiding pilot tours in the American West for over twenty years. Keep tabs on your Parkwest pilot friends, National Park news and other tidbits here!