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  1. Olav

    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Welcome back once again Ted! Look forward to seeing you and Kurt in Page.
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    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Bill, thanks for the update on our new point of contact at the Clarion. Hopefully Isabel will be as helpful to us as Ilisa has been for many years. The Clarion has been a great and cooperative hotel host for us.
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    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Three months to go until the Bryce Canyon Pre-Event part of the 11th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in. Which means its three months to the Page Fly-in itself. So make your plans, make those reservations at the Page Clarion Inn, and come on out for some of the most scenic flying anywhere in the country. Meet fellow pilots, share experiences and swap stories (and remember history the way you choose!), and fly in group flights to those iconic Southwest locations we always have scheduled each day of the event. This year we will be doing evenings a bit differently from the past. Instead of social hour and dinner at the Ranch House we will instead have a social hour and flight sign up and briefings at the Clarion Inn each evening from 5 to 6:30 beginning the first night of the Fly-in, Wednesday October 17. The manager at the Clarion Inn has offered the breakfast area and bar area to us for this. We will have light snacks and drinks or can order from the bar. And afterwards everyone is free to go to dinner where they choose, individually or in groups. Our final banquet once again will be at the Dam Bar and Grill on Saturday night October 20. Once again, lots of iconic flight destinations and fun. Mark your calendars and make your reservations! See you in Page (or Bryce Canyon if you are making the pre-event) in three months!
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    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Welcome Peter. Look forward to having you join us. See you in Page!
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    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Afternoons are open. And like last year where we started the fly in a day earlier than in years past, our first group flight will be Thursday morning (sign up Wednesday evening at the social/briefing hour). Group flights are morning flights and usually groups are back, after sightseeing and breakfast at a destination, by noon or shortly thereafter. Often individuals then choose to do individual flights in the afternoons. Flying over to pick up your wife in the afternoon will not prevent you from a group flight in the morning, whatever group (destination) flight you want that morning. Having said that, some destinations do take longer than others (Bryce Canyon typically is a somewhat longer flight, for instance, than Monument Valley) or return later than others depending upon departure time from Page, as noted by Roger. You will not have a scheduling problem enjoying a group flight Friday morning then flying out that early afternoon to pick up your wife.
  6. Olav

    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    October and the Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in is coming up fast. Make those reservations for either the Bryce Canyon pre-event, the Page main event, or both! And again, please send a PM to both me and Tim with your information.
  7. Olav

    Practice Maneuvers

    A good maneuver, not easy to master without lots of practice, is the Dutch Roll. This is an excellent maneuver to hone stick and rudder skills. Start out with gentle angles of bank. Slowly increase the angle as you gain ability and feel to maintain your nose on a point on the horizon. Get to the point where you can roll 60 degree banks left to right and back as quickly as you can input the control all the while keeping your nose locked on a “pivot point” on the horizon with no yawing or pitch change and you will have gained an excellent feel for control using all control inputs. The WWII fighter ace Joe Foss emphsized training in this maneuver as an important one to learning mastery of good aircraft control.
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    Seeking information

    Thanks Dick. I think FD is also missing a great ad benefit by not having a representative at the annual Page Fly-in. Great photo ops for their ads along with any number of stories of epic trips taken in CTs! Maybe this year?
  9. Olav

    Seeking information

    I'll second Flying Monkey's comments. I have flown my 2007 CTSW all over the country in the 10 years I've owned it, the longest trip being a 7 day marathon trip "following Lewis and Clark" up the Missouri River. Albuquerque to St. Louis, then up the Missouri River and on to the mouth of the Columbia River. And return home. Over 4300 miles. Lots of stops along the route to visit iconic Corps of Discovery sites and museums. And the CT got all kinds of interested attention at almost every stop. Comfortable traveling airplane, reasonable to refuel, and has good long legs if needed. I use is for travel much more than my previous plane, a Cessna 182. Frankly, while a bit slower than the 182 (15 - 20 knots or so) it is so much more reasonable to fly and I find it more comfortable in addition. You can't go wrong with a good CT.
  10. Olav

    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Just a reminder folks...please send a PM to both me and to Tim with your fly-in information, specifically: Your name and passenger's name, if any Your aircraft type and N number Your home base Phone number Email Whether you are attending both the Bryce pre-event and Page fly-in, or only Page. Also...please let us know when you have confirmed your hotel reservations. This information is important to building an accurate roster of who is attending and keeping track of how many hotel rooms are left. If we run out of rooms there is some opportunity to get a few more at the fly-in price but only with enough early warning. Thanks! Olav
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    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Once again we will have a Ford 12 person person van available during the fly-in to shuttle folks around. In addition, Avis will extend special fly-in rates for cars rented by fly-in attendees for those wishing their own transportation option. For information and rates contact Avis at the Page Airport at (928) 645-2024. Be sure to identify as renting a car under the "Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in" in order to receive the special rate. For the Bryce Canyon Pre-event, Bryce Canyon Airport is making the north ramp exclusively available for us. The airport manager indicated he would ensure tie-downs are available. If you even hope to go but are unsure if you can...make your reservations anyway. You can always cancel if unable. But if you do cancel you'll be missing out on one of the best fly-ins around!
  12. Olav

    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Correction to the rate at Ruby's Inn. Quoted rate ($112) I first received was different from the final rate ($119). Trying to resolve the difference also between cancellation policy as given on the phone for the block (3 weeks) and on the booking site. Standby.
  13. Olav

    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    As announced, this year’s Page, AZ Fly-In dates are Wednesday October 17 - Sunday October 21, 2018. THE FOLLOWING IS LENGTHY BUT READ AND UNDERSTAND IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON COMING, PARTICULARLY IF YOU INTEND TO COME TO THE PRE-EVENT AT BRYCE CANYON!!! “Official” arrival in Page, Arizona is Wednesday, Oct. 17th and we head for home Sunday morning Oct. 21th. We will do group flights over the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley (breakfast), Zion Canyon and Bryce Canyon (breakfast), Bullfrog Marina and Resort (breakfast), once again to Escalante, Utah (breakfast), and also offer options to fly up to Monticello, Utah via spectacular Comb Ridge and to Sedona, Arizona (breakfast) if enough are interested. Each year we change a few things to add variety to the experience. A total of 32 rooms have been blocked off at the Clarion Inn, once again with a rate of $65 (2 queen beds). Breakfast is free in the mornings. The Clarion has not only a continental breakfast but a hot breakfast menu as well. Just like in years past make your reservations early so you don't miss out; the hotel won't hold all 32 rooms forever. Book it now and you can cancel up to 24 hours before Oct. 17th. Get it booked and reserved, then if you have to cancel you can, but if you wait again then you may not be staying with the rest of us and at your own peril for rates and possibly a different hotel. They book darn near the whole town in October. "You must tell them you are with the "CT Group" for your reference and the rate of $65 a night or you will end up being charged full price. Ask for the General Manager, Illisa M. Tso if you have any issues with your reservations or contact either John-Olav Johnsen or Tim Greer through the CTFlier.com forum. Clarion Inn - Page 751 South Navajo Drive Page, AZ 86040 928-645-9000 We will have evening meals together Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Location to be announced for Wednesday through Friday evenings. The Dam Grill will once again be the host for our final dinner on Saturday. It is important that you attend the Wednesday through Friday dinners to take part in the flight briefings and to sign up for what flights you want to take the following morning if you intend to fly in one of the groups. The advantage of being in a group flight is safety plus flight leaders are experienced and knowledgable with the geography and routes of the flights. We will fly into the Page airport - KPGA. We are staying with Classic FBO. The CT Fly-In group will receive a 30 cent per gallon discount on fuel. Classic is not the first FBO next to the runway, but the second one behind them. The Antelope Canyon tour and the tour of the Glenn Canyon Dam is open if anyone wants; you make these tour arrangements on you own. These are land tours. You are welcome to invite other planes that are not CT's and everyone is welcome. Find some more LSA's. Everyone is welcome!!! AND...this year for the first time we are having a "pre-event" fly-in to the Bryce Canyon Airport. This will be Monday October 15 - Tuesday October 16 and then we will have a group "fly out" to Page on Wednesday morning October 17. This will give everyone a full day at Bryce Canyon National Park to explore, hike, or do anything you want to do. A block of 10 rooms have been set aside at Ruby's Inn in Bryce Canyon City; if we have enough early interest in this pre-event that leads to all 10 rooms in the block being reserved early we may be able to increase the block size but this option will start closing as summer approaches. You can cancel up to 21 days prior. These are non-smoking rooms with two queen beds. The rate is $112 plus tax. You will need to book and guarantee your room at the following link: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.45040.html?groupId=1J9HR0I0 . IMPORTANT: Be sure to identify yourself as being in the Group Identifier "Pilot Fly-in/IND". If you have any issues please contact the Ass't Manager, Olga Syrett at (435) 834-5341 Ext. 7986 or if problems are encountered contact either John-Olav or Tim through the CTFlier.com forum. BE SURE TO NOTIFY JOHN-OLAV AND TIM AS TO WHETHER YOU ARE ATTENDING PAGE, OR BRYCE CANYON, OR BOTH...AND CONFIRM WITH US WHEN YOUR RESERVATIONS ARE MADE SO THAT WE CAN GENERATE THE GROUP ROSTER AND GET NAME TAGS MADE!!!
  14. Olav

    Merry Christmas from Mammoth Lakes

    Beautiful Christmas spirit photo And finally... "God jul og godt nyytår for alle på CTFlier.com"!
  15. Olav

    Passenger foot rest

    I have one of the footrests that Roger Lee referenced installed in my CTSW. Great design, easy to flip up for the passenger to have a footrest or down for access to the rudder pedals. And lifts out if you want it totally out of the aircraft. Great design. I can't imagine a better one combining strength with simplicity.
  16. Annual 2017 CT and Light Sport Fly-In, Page, AZ October 11 - 15, 2017 The time has come to start your planning for this year’s 10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-In, hosted by CTFlier.com. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this annual fly-in and by starting one day earlier than in the past we are adding in an extra day of group flights. Notice that this is the “CT and Light Sport Fly-In" and is hosted by CTFlier.com. While in years past the focus has been primarily on CT aircraft, we are now extending a welcome to any Light Sport aircraft to join us, not just CTs! Dinner Wednesday night October 11 is the “official” kick-off of the fly-in and starts at 1730 hrs. at the Ranch House Grill. This is just 2 blocks north of the hotel at 819 Navajo Drive. This year’s Page, AZ Fly-In date is Wednesday October 11 - Sunday 15, 2017. “Official” arrival is Wednesday, Oct. 11th and we head for home Sunday morning Oct. 15th. We will do group flights over the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley (breakfast), Zion Canyon and Bryce Canyon (breakfast), Bullfrog Marina and Resort (breakfast), once again also up to Escalante, Utah (breakfast) and to Monticello, Utah via spectacular Comb Ridge. Each year we change a few things to add variety to the experience. A total of 36 rooms have been blocked off at the Clarion Inn, once again with a rate of $65 (2 queen beds). Breakfast is free in the mornings. The Clarion has not only a continental breakfast but a hot breakfast menu as well. We hope to have a record number of CT's and LSA aircraft for this 10th anniversary of the Page Fly-In. Just like in years past make your reservations early so you don't miss out; the hotel won't hold all 36 rooms forever. Book it now and you can cancel up to 24 hours before Oct. 11th. Get it booked and reserved, then if you have to cancel you can, but if you wait again then you may not be staying with the rest of us and at your own peril for rates and possibly a different hotel. They book darn near the whole town in October. "You must tell them you are with the CT Group for your reference and the rate of $65 a night or you will end up being charged full price. Ask for the General Manager, Illisa M. Tso if you have any issues with your reservations or contact either John-Olav or Tim through the CTFlier.com forum. Clarion Inn - Page 751 South Navajo Drive Page, AZ 86040 928-645-9000 We will have evening meals together Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The Ranch House Grill will again cater dinners Wednesday through Friday while the Dam Grill will be the host for our final dinner on Saturday. We will fly into the Page airport - KPGA. We are staying with Classic FBO. The CT Fly-In group will receive a 30 cent per gallon discount on fuel. Classic is not the first FBO next to the runway, but the second one behind them. The Antelope Canyon tour and the tour of the Glenn Canyon Dam is open if anyone wants; you make these tour arrangements on you own. These are land tours. You are welcome to invite other planes that are not CT's and everyone is welcome. Find some more LSA's. Everyone is welcome!!! It is important that you attend the dinner each evening to take part in the flight briefings and to sign up for what flights you want to take the following morning if you intend to fly in one of the groups. The advantage of being in a group flight is safety plus flight leaders are experienced and knowledgable with the geography and routes of the flights. Don't miss this, we always have fun. Everyone coming please send John-Olav an email through the CTFlier.com forum so we can put together a roster and make name tags. If you attended last year and we have your personal info then just say you are coming. If you did not come last year then we need your email to include: N#, Names of you and co-pilot, cell phone number, city, state. This is a big help in organizing our flights since we have so many planes and it gives old friends and new friends a way to contact each other if need be. Thanks. Looking forward to seeing you all in Page! John-Olav Johnsen and Tim Greer, CTFlier.com Page Fly-In Administrators EXTRA - THE COLORADO RIVER RAFT TRIP A 1/2 day raft trip is set for Wednesday Oct. 11th from Glen Canyon Dam down to just above Lee's Ferry. You must tell them you are with the CT group! The half day river trip will take place on the normal “arrival day”, Wednesday October 11th. For those taking the Wednesday river trip, if you want to take advantage of seeing a spectacular stretch of the Colorado River, you need to plan on a Tuesday October 10 arrival. Again, there are only 12 rooms available at our CT rate on Tuesday night October 10 so plan accordingly. The trip starts in Page at 1100 hrs where we will take a shuttle bus down below the dam. We will board a 20-22 person raft and travel down river for about 1.5 hrs. and get out for drinks and photos. Then back into the rafts and on down close to Lee's Ferry. Then we turn around for a high speed run in the raft back to the start. We will be back in Page by 1600 or so. There are no white water rapids, just a nice calm trip down through the canyon. The cost for all of this is $83 a person. The phone number for the reservations is 928-645-9175. BE SURE TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF AS PART OF THE CT GROUP WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS! If you want to bring a lunch that is okay. You can also order a lunch at the time you make your reservation, cost is $10.50. Drinks are provided. Don't be left out. They have a 48 hr. cancellation policy and you get it all back except a $7 charge. A block of 12 rooms out of the block of 36 have been reserved for October 10th for those planning on taking the river trip. BRING YOUR HAT, SUNGLASSES AND SUNSCREEN. Here is the link for detailed information: http://raftthecanyon...day-raft-trips/ C’mon, get signed up and take part in the best CT and Light Sport Fly-In in the most spectacular setting with the best flying conditions any pilot could hope for! And with an extra day to sightsee this year.
  17. Olav

    10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in

    Quick stats from the 2017 Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in: 20 planes...13 CTs (both SWs and LSs), 2 Tecnams, 1 Zenith 601, 1 RV12, and 1 RV6. 31 pilots and "crew". This does not include a Cessna 337 that Eric and "crew" came in (thanks for that impressive presentation on the new ADS-B development Eric!). Attendee that came the furthest: Greg Merritt ("CT9000") from Melbourne, Australia who arrived for his first visit to the U.S. just for this fly-in...and says he will be back next year! Other attendees from beyond the Southwest Region came from: British Columbia, Canada; Friday Harbor, WA; Ypsilanti, MI; Nashville, TN; and Hermosa Beach, CA. Others closer in came from Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado. Start planning for 2018 folks! It will be even better with some really new events and experiences in the planning stage. Details to follow in the months ahead. Next October will be here before you know it! Olav
  18. Olav

    10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in

    A great fly-in once again, with good weather and, as always, a group of terrific people. The scenery is stunning, the flying wonderful but it is really the people who come to this that are the soul of this event. Tim and I are already looking forward to next year with some ideas for some new experiences being tossed about. So stand by, stay tuned and keep your schedules open for October 2018 (specific dates to be set shortly)! And finally, thank you to everyone who attended for making the Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in the bucket list event it is. Fly safe everyone! "Olav"
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    10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in

    CORRECTION TO PAGE FLY-IN INFORMATION post above: "As we have done in the past we will break up in groups of 3-5 planes and each group will have a leader for your chosen flight out that morning. Then each evening at dinner you can pick where you would like to go the next morning which may be with the same group or a different group. Having small groups limits the flight congestion within one area and makes the aircraft in the group easier to manage. We will discuss this further at the WEDNESDAY evening meal. This dinner is a must to get all the Fly-In information". Correction changes Thursday to Wednesday. Please take note.
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    10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in

    Yes, 122.75 is the "Uplake Freq" and it is indeed busy! All aircraft, or at least Flight Leads, need to monitor it...but each group flight is assigned a specific freq for group comms so that we do not interfere with the commercial flight ops. Thanks for this Tip. Too bad you can't join us there this month!
  21. Olav

    10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in

    2017 Annual Page, AZ Fly-In Oct. 11 -15, 2017 (Colorado River raft trip morning of Oct. 11th) Page Fly-In Flight Information As we have done in the past we will break up in groups of 3-5 planes and each group will have a leader for your chosen flight out that morning. Then each evening at dinner you can pick where you would like to go the next morning which may be with the same group or a different group. Having small groups limits the flight congestion within one area and makes the aircraft in the group easier to manage. We will discuss this further at the Thursday evening meal. This dinner is a must to get all the Fly-In information. We have the restaurant all to ourselves (The Ranch House Grill) and dinners are catered and it is a nice leisurely 2 block easy walk from the hotel. Dinner gathering and meeting Wednesday through Friday evenings starts at 1700 hrs. and we eat at 1800 hrs. Our final night dinner on Saturday October 14 will be a The Dam Bar and Grill at 1800 about 4 blocks from the hotel. Breakfast is either the free one at the hotel, out at a local restaurant or more likely during one of your group flights at the local airport restaurant. Late afternoon flights are another good time if you and others would like to fly and check out even more scenery and or grab lunch. A 12 person Ford van has been rented and will be available to take folks to and from the airport, restaurants, etc. General information Page, AZ Airport (KPGA) Runway 15-33 Freq. 122.8 Runway 33 is the preferred calm wind runway FBO: Classic @ 122.85 Kris 928-645-5356 GROUP SIGHTSEEING FLIGHTS Grand Canyon Flight Grand Canyon (see Grand Canyon VFR map) round trip is approximately 173 miles 1.7 hrs. Route: From KPGA head west with an easy climb to 10.5K to Fossil Corridor @ N36 22.87 / W112.18.70 and then turn south at the corridor head and monitor freq. 127.05. Always monitor this freq. while in the Grand Canyon area. (You aren’t really that high off the rim as it is approximately 7500’elevation) Exit Fossil Corridor at 10.5K @ N36 16.43 /W112 34.97 and turn east along the Grand Canyon rim. Start a slow climb here to 11.5K to enter the Zuni north bound corridor @ N35 58.33 / W111 53.39 and exit @ N36 17.38 / W111 51.04. Having the Grand Canyon special chart is recommended, AND IS REQUIRED by the Flight Leader. As you exit the Zuni corridor on the north side of the canyon you will be on the south end of Marble Canyon and headed back towards Page which is a short flight home. While in Marble Canyon monitor 120.05). If you choose to go to breakfast in Marble Canyon you will now start a decent into for the Marble Canyon airstrip (L41, Freq, 122.9, Elev. 3603’) and restaurant which is only 10-12 minutes south of Page. After breakfast it is only a 10 minutes flight back into Page. Monument Valley Flight Monument Valley Airport (UT25) Runway 16-34. You only land on 16 and take off on 34 Freq. 122.9.Runway 16 is a slight uphill. This round trip is approximately 185 miles and 2 hrs. of beautiful zigzagging through Monument Valley. There is a restaurant and we will have breakfast there on Friday and Saturday flights. It is a nice, short, but uphill morning walk. A van may be available but not guaranteed…call (435) 727-3231). KPGA to UT25 @ N37 01.003 / W110 12.020. When you leave MV head north to Mexican Hat @ N37 09.016 / W109.51.541, then west to Lake Powell @ N37 17.535 / W 110 23.171 and finally south down a lake finger tributary to KPGA. This will give you only a general route and or you can and probably will zigzag around Monument Valley to take in all the sites. Flight altitude is at pilot’s discretion but be aware that this is a Navajo Tribal Park and is considered sacred by the Navajo so be mindful of this. Do not fly lower than FAR minimums over people, vehicles, or structures. Bryce & Zion National Park Flight Bryce Airport (KBCE) Freq. 122.8 Runway 03-21 272 miles 2.5 hrs. KPGA to BCE which goes right over the top of the Hoodoos in the canyon, What’s a Hoodoo? Wait and see, but have the camera ready. Land at Bryce Canyon for breakfast. A van from Ruby’s Inn will pick you up (call: (435) 834-5341) OPTIONAL ON RETURN: Take off and head southwest to Zion National Park general area @ N37 14.847 / W113 05.115 and fly down the Devils Backbone in Zion.(You’ll know it when you see it) Then turn back southeast to KPGA at this point. Flights to Bryce will have breakfast at Bryce Canyon Ruby’s Inn on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Lake Powell to and then up Escalante Canyon Flight Escalante Airport (1L7). Freq. 122.8 Runway 13-31. Elevation 5733’ 140 miles roundtrip. This is a flight about halfway up Lake Powell to the confluence with the Escalante River and then up the spectacular Escalante Canyon to 1L7. You can fly an altitude at pilot’s discretion but do not lose sight of your group. Be advised that this is an over-water flight through about half of the distance. Wearing of an inflatable life vest is optional and at pilot’s discretion but is a prudent option if available. There are some altitude recommendations for tourist flights avoidance, i.e. even and odds that they suggest you fly to stay with the flow of other possible aircraft traffic. That info will be briefed in detail at our pilot dinner briefings. With a direct return to Page the round trip is approximately 140 miles. A van will be available from the City of Escalante to take you to breakfast in town, 2 miles from the airport. Call Louise Barnes (435) 826-4446 or cell (435) 616-4432 prior to departure from Page to provide the ETA at 1L7 so the van can be there waiting. Lake Powell to Bullfrog Basin Resort Restaurant Flight Bullfrog is U07,N37.32.44.96 and W110.42.47.51, the elevation is 4167’ and the Bullfrog airport Freq. is 122.80. The restaurant is open from 0700 to 1000 hrs for a full breakfast. The runway is 3500’ x40’ and runways 1-19. AWOS at U96 (9nm se) is 134.37 Follow Lake Powell up the channel northeast bound and head into the Bullfrog Basin Resort restaurant for breakfast or lunch. The resort will come out the very short distance to pick you up. Call them for pick up @ (435) 684-3032 or better to call “Bullfrog Unicom” 122.80 for transportation when you are ten minutes out. You can fly very low or high and it’s up to you; be advised that this is an over-water flight through most of the distance. There are some altitude recommendations for tourist flights avoidance, i.e. even and odds they suggest you fly to stay with the flow of other possible aircraft traffic. That info will be briefed at our pilot dinner briefings. “Rainbow Bridge” scenic sight up the lake channel GPS coordinates are N37 04.37.39 / W110 57.53.06. There are very specific altitude and turn direction recommendations for overflying Rainbow Bridge as it is often congested with tour aircraft. Plus the recommendations offer the best viewing angle; it can be difficult to see from the air as it is tucked into a narrow, deep canyon. Page to Sedona Flight Sedona Airport (KSEZ) also is occasionally called the “USS Sedona”…you will understand why when you land there! CTAF Freq. 123.0. AWOS 118.525. Runway 3-21 (3 is calm wind runway). Elevation 4830’. 252 miles roundtrip. Due to distance there will be only one group flight to Sedona each day with takeoff at 0700. The Mesa Grill provides a good breakfast/lunch. Several pilots at the Fly-in are experienced flying Sedona and will brief the details each evening at our pilot dinner briefings. ————————————————————— Dinner Wednesday through Friday nights at the Ranch House grill at 1700 hrs. We will have a social hour before the meal (eat at 1800 hrs). This is only 2 blocks down the street from the hotel. The restaurant is closed to the public and only open to us. It is an all inclusive, drinks, salad, two entree meal plus sides and desert. Seconds are good, too. Bring your own alcohol if you want wine or beer. All other drinks they supply. This is when we will decide on and sign up for our daily flights, groups, and times out the next morning. Our final night dinner - Saturday October 14 will be at The Dam Bar and Grill 4 blocks from the hotel. ————————————————————— Don’t forget about the Colorado River raft trip. It is on Wednesday the 11th and starts at 1100 hrs. If you haven’t signed up and want to go make those reservations under the name of the CT GROUP and join us. A 1/2 day raft trip on Wednesday Oct. 11th from Glen Canyon Dam down to just above Lee's Ferry. The trip starts in Page (at 1100 hrs) where we will take a shuttle bus from the outfitters office to the put in point down below the dam. We will board a 20-22 person raft and travel down river for about 1.5 hrs. and get out for drinks and photos. Then back in and on down to just upstream of Lee's Ferry. The raft then turns around and goes full speed back to the dam to catch the shuttle back up to their office and we arrive around 1600-1630 hrs. There is no white water just a nice trip down through the canyons. The cost for all of this is $87 a person. The phone number for the reservations is 928-645-9175. Don't be left out and don't be late to make the boat; sign up now. They have a 48 hr. cancellation policy and you get it all back except a $7 charge. To do the raft trip means you will have to arrive in Page Oct. 10tth (or very very early on the 11th!). BRING YOUR HAT, SUNGLASSES, SUNSCREEN AND CAMERA. NO KNIVES OR SHARP OBJECTS ALLOWED. It generally won’t be hot, but it will be sunny. Here is the link: (http://raftthecanyon...day-raft-trips/ WE HAVE A 12 PERSON FORD VAN RENTED. WE WILL LEAVE THE CLARION HOTEL PROMPTLY AT 1030 WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR THE RAFTING COMPANY OFFICE (130 6th Avenue). MEET IN THE LOBBY SHORTLY BEFORE DEPARTURE IF YOU NEED A RIDE.
  22. Olav

    10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in

    Latest update to the roster. Please please take note. If you are coming and are NOT listed please PM me or Tim Greer. If you are on the list and cannot come also please advise. Here 'tis: Bergmann, Lee and Christine Bristol, Todd Carlson, Ted and Martha Ferson, Wayne Gambles, Jay Greer, Tim and Lynette Ince, Bill Jefts, Duane Johnsen, John-Olav ("Olav") and Lisa Kelty, Rick and Pam Kreienkamp, Ron and Jan Langan, John and Linda Lloyd, Sid and Mari (staying in their RV not in hotel) McEvoy, Peter and RoLayne Merritt, Greg (“CT9000”) Olmedo, John and Holly Schroeder, Steve and Laura Solove, Gregg (no pax) Swisher, Eric and Cheryl ("Coppercity") Toepfer, Brian Van Camp, Peter and ? Wade, Phil and Sue Walker, Andy
  23. Olav

    10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in

    ALSO...if you are signed up for the raft trip Wednesday with Colorado Discovery BE SURE to tell them you are with the CT Group. As noted by Roger above, anyone who may have signed up but did not specify being with the CT Group is not included in the number I have received from the company rep. We need a minimum number to get our own raft. No problem if we don't have the numbers...we'll just be mixed into a raft with other paying non-CT group folks.
  24. Olav

    10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in

    This is the current list of confirmed attendees to this year's Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in. Please PM me or Tim Greer if you are coming and NOT on this list OR if you have cancelled or are now unable to come and are ON the list. Thanks. Bergmann, Lee and Christine Bisbee, Eric (“Coppercity”) Carlson, Ted and Martha Ferson, Wayne Gambles, Jay Greer, Tim and Lynette Ince, Bill Johnsen, John-Olav and Lisa Kelty, Rick and Pam Kreienkamp, Ron and Jan Langan, John and Linda Lloyd, Sid and Mari (staying in their RV not in hotel) McEvoy, Peter and RoLayne Merritt, Greg (“CT9000”) Olmedo, John and Holly Schroeder, Steve and Laura Solove, Gregg (no pax) Swisher, Eric and Cheryl Van Camp, Peter and ? Wade, Phil and Sue Walker, Andy
  25. Olav

    10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in

    One week from today the fun starts...the 10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in! Opening dinner at the Ranch House Grill Wednesday evening October 11. Social hour starts there at 5pm with dinner at 6. Bring your own beer/wine/spirits! Sightseeing and breakfast flights will once again be to Monument Valley; Grand Canyon; Bryce Canyon; Bullfrog Marina on upper Lake Powell; Escalante, Utah; several of these include flights up the length of Lake Powell, and this year we are adding in Sedona and the spectacular red rock Oak Creek Canyon area. Regarding Wednesday's half day raft trip...so far only 4 people are signed up for this. If you are new to the fly-in and to the area this is an activity that I strongly recommend. No rapids, just a pleasant float in a large motorized raft. But the visual impressions of being down IN the canyon cannot be adequately described...really one of those "must experience to appreciate" activities. I have done it every year I've attended the fly-on but it never gets old and once again I will be on the raft. So, if you want to kick off the fly-in with a unique experience in a spectacular setting contact Colorado River Adventures. They will have us back to Page by 4pm on Wednesday. Any questions about any of the activities or plans please feel free to PM me or Tim (CT4ME). See you in a week!
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