Oshkosh 2014: East Hill Flying Club Migration!

We are headed to Oshkosh tomorrow AM in Mooney 7CF….hopefully sharing on this site (sometimes internet is mobbed at the show) Watch for updates. This is available direct on our free club app “Fly East Hill” (Apple and Android)

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Day 10: on the ground in Yellowstone National Park

Wow, wildlife and scenery at Yellowstone…snow in June!

Mooney Seven Charlie Foxtrot

Bison in Yellowstone's Lamar River Valley Bison in Yellowstone’s Lamar River Valley

After grabbing our rental car, we head into the small town of West Yellowstone, Montana to grab lunch and then go into Yellowstone itself.  The town is small, mostly just a crossroads outside of the western entrance to the Park, but we had a great lunch at the Woodside Bakery — and make a note to come back for breakfast! Heading into Yellowstone itself, we weren’t disappointed, with awesome views as soon as we crossed the toll booth.  With only the afternoon at the park, we didn’t have time to explore very far off the beaten path, so we spent most of our timing driving from sight to sight, enjoying the views along the way.

Our first planned stop was Old Faithful along the west side of the park.  After spending 30 minutes getting the authentic “summertime in Yellowstone” experience — sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, in the…

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Day 10: to West Yellowstone, Montana

Beautiful pictures of Idaho and Wyoming!

Mooney Seven Charlie Foxtrot

The Arrowrock Reservoir, just east of Boise The Arrowrock Reservoir, just east of Boise

Today we’re headed to Yellowstone National Park, the second park we’ll be visiting on the ground this trip.  It’s a short flight from Boise: about 240 nm and a little over 90 minutes in 7CF.  Our route takes us over the Snake River Plain, just south of the Sawtooth National Forest, where the terrain rises to 12,600 ft.  The weather is perfect today, with blue skies all along our route, so it should be a pleasant flight!

After saying goodbye to Max, Maria and Buck, we take off from Boise and head due east toward Friedman Memorial airport in Hailey.  We’re only in the air for about 5 minutes — including the time to make a u-turn to get on course after takeoff! — before we’re over the desert, with signs of human life few and far between.  We keep the Sawtooth Range off our left…

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