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A lovely flight from North Fork Valley to Lake County (7V2 - KLXV - highest public use airport in North America)

@Ron Attwood Thank you for the paint!

The mountains are very tall in this area (peaks above 14k) so I elect to fly north out of 7V2 towards Red Table VOR (DBL), and then turn east, passing Aspen (KASE), and then climb above 12500 for just a short while (legal for 30 min in the US without O2) till teaching the valley.  I enter the downwind for RY 34 and land...  I ended up carry quite a bit of power as the density altitude was fairly high and the field elevation is 9934 msl.

52104351109_caf933ddc1_k.jpgUntitled-1 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52104098431_c04fb79c53_k.jpgUntitled-2 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52103073572_6ed1537111_k.jpgUntitled-4 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52104134648_efa9a4cb7b_k.jpgUntitled-5 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52103073372_86345db67d_k.jpgUntitled-7 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52103073292_a0650b53bf_k.jpgUntitled-8 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52104605970_072f41c57d_k.jpgUntitled-9 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

Well equipped RV14 with TDS GTN 750Xi

52104350394_99e69fbc16_k.jpgUntitled-10 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

Why people would decide not to fly in this photoreal terrain is beyond me!

52104350244_40172655a2_k.jpgUntitled-11 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52103072917_9b66d97f47_k.jpgUntitled-12 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52104605615_fadac6a8ef_k.jpgUntitled-13 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52104133888_6784ec606c_k.jpgUntitled-14 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52104097261_0c0dd42500_k.jpgUntitled-15 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

A quick climb above 12,500 for a short duration to clear this ridge

52104349779_ba09cfb782_k.jpgUntitled-18 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52104605290_8a4387120c_k.jpgUntitled-19 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52104133518_87a6149630_k.jpgUntitled-21 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52104605135_7fc4e3afed_k.jpgUntitled-22 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52104133288_24ec107312_k.jpgUntitled-24 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52104096756_85a250e6cd_k.jpgUntitled-25 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

52104133083_8303e5ff69_k.jpgUntitled-27 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

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Always an interesting flight to experience, coming from you.

John

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Rocky Mountain beauties Ryan , I hear a John Denver song playing in the background 😞


 

 

 

 

 

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Beautiful scenery and aircraft in your set!


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Cheque's in the post Ryan. 🙂


How long does it take for 'smug' to wear off after buying an EV?

"It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled". Whoever said it wasn't wrong!

 

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25 minutes ago, Ron Attwood said:

Cheque's in the post Ryan. 🙂

Excellent haha!


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Great shots as always, Ryan!

13 hours ago, ryanbatc said:

Why people would decide not to fly in this photoreal terrain is beyond me!

I think there is so much to explore in this MSFS world, you can hardly keep up. I hadn't even finished flying around Spain and Portugal, when Italy came out. And this, with the southern Alps and its interesting lakes, is even better 🙂 


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5 hours ago, bernd1151 said:

Great shots as always, Ryan!

I think there is so much to explore in this MSFS world, you can hardly keep up. I hadn't even finished flying around Spain and Portugal, when Italy came out. And this, with the southern Alps and its interesting lakes, is even better 🙂 

I've barely even scratched the world's surface

Often I just fly local to shoot approaches, or recall places I've flown irl.  I should get out more though 😜


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Looks like a really tough place to maneuver and land... (your Navigational Displays are lit up with mountains...) ...

Awesome scenery shots...!!

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