AMAZING WEATHER, but not for an IFR flight…

January 23, 2011


A wonderful day in Holland, perfect weather! But today we have to fly on instruments only, so we had hoped for a few clouds to have better training. Anyway, it became a nice flight and here’s the footage!

Golf Real Estate in Arizona Offers Amazing Opportunities

August 11, 2010

Optimal weather, a resplendent natural habitat and a generous supply of different golf courses are likely the chief grounds by which the National Golf Foundation chose to award the Valley of the Sun as “Golf Capital of the World.” Still, Phoenix isn’t the only location in the state that can claim estimable golf facilities, as there are plenty of additional highly acclaimed golf communities sprinkled to the north and south. Potential home buyers who contemplate the variety of possibilities for acquiring real estate in an Arizona golf community are in for a pleasant surprise because there aren’t many other locations in the world that are equipped to offer so many benefits as the ones you will find in Arizona. In fact, due to the fantastic living conditions and novel features provided in these communities, it isn’t a prerequisite to have an interest in golf to fully enjoy the Arizona golf community lifestyle.

Most areas of Arizona enjoy a phenomenal amount of sunshine resulting in optimal weather to play a round on the course. As a resident of Southern Arizona, you can expect at least 300 days of sunny skies per year. So, if you really enjoy the game, you won’t have to experience winter down time that is typical in many other areas of the country. Depending on your tolerance for warm weather, you can choose a home in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Tucson, or the friendly retirement town of Green Valley. Further to the north, you can experience a greener lifestyle in Safford, Flagstaff or even Payson. Choose from golf communities nestled in the rocky foothills or forested mountains. Many golf course communities also feature water bodies, both man-made and natural depending on the area.

The heightened profile afforded by most Arizona golf course communities continually draws renowned golf architects to join in on the creation of beautiful new golf facilities in the same area. Throughout the varied communities of the state, you’ll find courses which have been designed by legendary golfers like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Panks and Robert Trent Jones. Seasoned golfers can especially appreciate the ways in which designers take extra care to incorporate the natural beauty of a given area into the layout of the community golf courses. As a result, all of the members of the community benefit from breathtaking views that haven’t been tainted by artificial developments or drastically altered landscape.

Due to the immense accumulation of noteworthy golf communities in Arizona, there is no way to highlight them all in a brief overview of the area. With everything from modestly constructed amateur courses in affordable communities to private and prestigious communities that host annual PGA tours, there is something for everyone among Arizona golf communities. Try out the Ancala Country Club, Desert Highlands, Troon Country Club or Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, FireRock in Fountain Hills, The Boulders in Carefree, Ocotillo Golf Club in Chandler, Talking Rock Golf Club in Prescott, Seven Canyons Golf Club in Sedona, Tatum Ranch Golf Club in Cave Creek or any of hundreds of more fine golf communities spread out across the state.

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Swiss Army Amazing Flight Training

May 18, 2010


Swiss Army´s F18s, F5s and Mirages do amazing Flight Training stunts at SwitzerlandArmyArea12

Cessna 172 Very cool and amazing. crosswind landing.

March 23, 2010


Cessna 172 Took my co-worker Alex for a flight. All the credit for this video goes to him. He has an amazing sense of camera. I always wanted to see how my gears close to the runway and he did it. Could be used as a nice crab technique demonstration for crosswind landings. Cessna 172 You might want to check this out too youtube.com

The Most Amazing Place in America

March 19, 2010

The Coconino National Forest is a 1.856-million acre (7,511 km²) United States National Forest located in northern Arizona in the vicinity of Flagstaff. Originally established in 1898 as the “San Francisco Mountains National Forest Reserve”, the area was designated a U.S. National Forest in 1908 when the San Francisco Mountains National Forest Reserve was merged with lands from other surrounding forest reserves to create the Coconino National Forest.

Today, the Coconino National Forest contains diverse landscapes, including deserts, ponderosa pine forests, flatlands, mesas, alpine tundra, and ancient volcanic peaks. The forest surrounds the towns of Sedona and Flagstaff and borders four other national forests; the Kaibab National Forest to the west and northwest, thePrescott National Forest to the southwest, the Tonto National Forest to the south, and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest to the southeast.

The forest contains all or parts of ten designated wilderness areas, including the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, which includes the summit of the San Francisco Peaks. The headquarters are in Flagstaff. There are local ranger district offices in Flagstaff, Happy Jack, and Sedona.

The Sequoia is one of nineteen National Forests in California. It takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world’s largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the forest’s lower slopes. The Sequoia’s landscape is as spectacular as its trees. Soaring granite monoliths, glacier-torn canyons, roaring whitewater, and more await your discovery at the Sierra Nevada’s southern end. Elevations range from 1,000 feet in the foothill region to peaks over 12,000 feet in the rugged high country, providing visitors with some of the most spectacular views of mountainous landscape in the entire west. RECREATION The Sequoia National Forest offers a huge range of outdoor recreation activities. The trails offer hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. The many developed campgrounds or dispersed areas provide the full range of camping experiences. The rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer boating, fishing, water-skiing, swimming, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. In the winter, the high elevations provide downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ATTRACTIONS Hikers, off-highway vehicle users, and horseback riders have over 1,500 miles of maintained roads, 1000 miles of abandoned roads, and 850 miles of trails in the forest available for their use and enjoyment. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which stretches 2,600 miles from Canada to Mexico, crosses the Sequoia National Forest for approximately 78 miles. The three National Recreation Trails in the forest are: Summit, Cannell Meadow, and Jackass Creek. Other points of interest on the forest include: Hume Lake, Chicago Stump, Cannell Meadow Station, Kern River, Kings River, Dome Rock and Needles. The Sequoia contains portions of six designated wilderness areas: Kiavah, Monarch, South Sierra, Dome Land, Jennie Lakes and Golden Trout. Specific winter activity areas accessible by highway are: Hume Lake Ranger District at Cherry Gap and Quail Flat; Tule River Ranger District in the vicinity of Quaking Aspen Campground; and Greenhorn Ranger District at Greenhorn Summit HISTORY The Sequoia National Forest received its name for the 39 groves of giant sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum, located within its boundaries. In 1847 a German botanist named Stephen Endlicher named the coastal redwood trees Sequoia sempervirens. He presumably was honoring the Cherokee Chief Sequoya or Sikwayi who invented a phonetic alphabet of 86 symbols for the Cherokee language. In 1854 a French botanist, Joseph Decaisne, applied the name to the giant sequoias, which are closely related to the coastal redwoods.

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Very cool and amazing. crosswind landing. Cessna 172

November 21, 2008

Took my co-worker Alex for a flight.
All the credit for this video goes to him. He has an amazing sense of camera.
I always wanted to see how my gears close to the runway and he did it.
Could be used as a nice crab technique demonstration for crosswind landings.

You might want to check this out too
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Y6-ZpdqKWbI

Duration : 0:3:7

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