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photos - Prescott, AZ to Colorado River flight.

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Five photos, 35k each. For Luis and Joe. :-) KPRC to KIFP 110 nm. mountain cross-country. Try it in your favorite sim.Looking north, four miles west of KPRC Prescott Love Field, showing Chino Valley fire.Table Mountain is a reporting point before entering Class D airspace around the airport.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/52081.jpgNo civilization from Prescott until I-40 just east of the Colorado River, except two ranch houses.Looking northwest approximately 40 miles west of KPRC.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/52082.jpgI-40, with Ford Desert Proving Ground, beyond (west side) of ridge ahead.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/52083.jpgLaughlin, Nevada. Across the river from Bullhead City, Arizona.Mr. Laughlin built the casino when NOTHING was here. No bridge, either. Now he's VERY well off.Per the tower, we are overflying the center of the runway at 2200 ft,getting ready to turn north ust beyond the hotels for a right downwind approach (parallels river) to Rwy 16 at 695 ft.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/52084.jpgAbeam Rwy 16 threshold, flying north on right downwind before turning right base.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/52085.jpg

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Dan,Nice series of pictures. Your friend has some fine looking paint on the 172 also. Shines like it's recent paint.Except for the winds being against you on the trip home, it looked like a glorious day for flying. Did you get bounced around much?Amazing that the pilot was able to put the plane down as well as he did. Geez, to have put it on the side of the ravine, do you think he horsed the nose up at the very last second and stalled it against the side of the hill?http://myweb.cableone.net/joesumralliii/hook5.gif

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>do you think he horsed the nose up at the very last second and stalled it against the side of the hill?Hi Joe, I thought it was amazing the plane was so intact. The picture does NO justice to the steepness of the ravine.My guess is it is on AT LEAST a 1:1 slope, x=1, y=1.Your theory is the only one I can think of, but how you "manage" to get both vertical and horizontal velocity to be near zero at the SAME time as impact is called a miracle in my book. Even a 10 mph vertical velocity could cause serious spinal injuries, the way light planes are constructed.And he was unhurt. An EXTREMELY LUCKY DUDE.

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