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Overflying The Grand Canyon  
User currently offlineChrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 927 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 8 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

looks like they're trying to cut back canyon overflights.


didn't they cut back flights over the canyon recently?

unless these flights drop INTO the canyon, i dont see how they can do anyone harm. this cannot be good for airlines like Scenic. personally speaking, if i were hiking in the canyon and looked up to see a twin otter flying overhead, i think it would be pretty cool!


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User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 907 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Typical of the nimby mind.
Thousands of tourists fly
Hundreds of hikers hike#
So NO tourist can fly so that hundreds of hikers cannot hear the planes?
What about all those who cannot, for whatever reason,hike. Why should they be banned from seeing the sight??Anyway you cannot grasp the size without flying above . No amount of hiking can show the whole area.
So boots off and let others enjoy the scenery as well.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

Quoting Chrisjake (Thread starter):
unless these flights drop INTO the canyon, i dont see how they can do anyone harm.

I believe they must maintain a minimum altitude above the rim.

Quoting Chrisjake (Thread starter):
if i were hiking in the canyon and looked up to see a twin otter flying overhead, i think it would be pretty cool!

Airplane nerd that I am, I've been below the rim of the Grand Canyon, and the last thing I want to see or hear in the area is an airplane.

Tom at MSY

"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineN160LH From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

One of the greatest flying experiences of my life was flying in an L-1011 5000' feet AGL above the Grand Canyon.... Truely a once in a lifetime experience....

And Tom I can only image how awesome the L-10's three RR sounded below the rim... I live about 10 miles from DFW and right under the west side approach path and I love the sound of every plane that goes by....


"I do alright up in the air, its down on the ground that I tend to mess up..."
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9018 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 hour ago) and read 2129 times:

I flew a PHX-SLC flights last year that took us directly over the Grand Canyon. Since the CRJ-700 only had about 10 people on it, we all headed over to the right side of the plane and got breathtaking views of it...I still have one of my photos from flying over it as my desktop photo and I always get people amazed by it. Definetely an experience I will never forget.


User currently offlineTguman From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 436 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

In March of 2004 I was given the oppurtunity to fly over the Grand Canyon in a 172. My classmates and I were on a 10 day cross-country trip that took us from Steinbach, Manitoba (near YWG) all the way to L12 (Redlands, California). From day 1 of planning the flying over the grand canyon was an important part of the trip. We flew from Kingman, Arizona, and then flew back to Las Vegas north for the evening. We were 3 172's and 1 Piper Cherokee.

Over flights of the grand canyon are done at 11,500 ft ASL which was very interesting to do in a 172 with only 160 horsepower and 4 guys. although i think the cherokee ended up having it worse, only 140 hp, 2 guys, and most of the luggage (we were restricted to 20 lbs each for 10 days - I travelled with 14 lbs)

Greatest experience of my life flying over the grand canyon, never will forget it as long as I live.

Life is a Mine Field.
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