Joe Zuffoletto

A Beautiful Day over the Colorado Rockies

Recommended Posts

Nothing fancy here... just a couple iPhone clips stitched together from my final leg home from Cabo yesterday. Clear, smooth day over the Rockies on a sunny Spring afternoon. And a quick reminder to Oscar of what snow looks like.  :)

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

*Members that donate $10 or more do not see advertisements*

nice. :)

 

Ok... it's beautiful and people do it a lot apparently. But what's going through your mind about "what do I do if the engine quits?" It doesn't look like there's any place to put down. At all.

 

Also... looked to me like you were at 17,500. If true, was that so you could stay VFR?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nice. :)

 

Ok... it's beautiful and people do it a lot apparently. But what's going through your mind about "what do I do if the engine quits?" It doesn't look like there's any place to put down. At all.

 

Also... looked to me like you were at 17,500. If true, was that so you could stay VFR?

 

Believe it or not, there were airports within gliding distance the whole way, including Montrose, Gunnison, Buena Vista and Leadville. Go to FlightAware and check my track overlaid on the sectional and you'll see what I mean.

 

I usually depart the LA Basin VFR to save time and then get a popup IFR clearance to Denver once out of the congested airspace. I prefer to cross the Rockies in the 20's but the winds in the flight levels yesterday sucked. Hence 17,500.'

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool, thanks it really reminded me that I have not gone skiing for a while... and I must admit: I miss it!

 

But seriously nice video and thanks for sharing. Abrazo from a tropical Guatemala (with a recent 6.2 quake...).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks just like the view from an airliner, only a lot more fun!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Made me homesick. I learned to fly in Boulder, and have since moved to Washington state. It's pretty, but not the Rockies. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now