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Beginner Seeking Fun Canyons / Valleys

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Hi, I recently tried flying through a canyon in my plane, and thought that it was good fun and a good way to learn how to maneuver the plane. Surely I am not the first one to think of this :smile: ... so now I am looking for more canyons / valleys to practice maneuvering in.


Nice to have:

Airport nearby to take-off from,

Highway or River to follow,

“V” shaped instead of “U” shaped,

Easy-wide, and moderate, (it will be a while before I get to the narrow-hard ones).


The only one that I have tried so far is Interstate-5 north from KVNY through the Newhall pass (starting at the I-5 and CA-14 split) using a Cessna-172 and a Lancair-Legacy.


Thanks in advance


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Try the Fraser River valley in British Columbia, Canada. Depart from Abbotsford airport and head west to catch the river, then follow it north. Some fantastic and challenging flying. Here's a run I did in the MilViz F-86 a while back:


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I always like the Columbia River, starting at Spokane KGEG and flying north to Revelstoke CYRV.


scott s.


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