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In October of 2012 my friend Bob and I flew our airplanes through 7 western states. During our 12 day adventure we covered a total of 4,053 statute miles. Along the way we flew through high mountains, valleys and canyons. This was low-slow flying at its best. Often we were below 500 feet AGL. The average AGL for the entire trip was only 1,003 feet.
We spent about 3 months planning this trip. We made it a no-passengers, guy’s trip. The emphasis was on doing the things we wanted to do, the way we wanted to do them. Some nights we camped and ate our own cooking, other times we stayed in motels and ate at nice restaurants. We visited national parks, active mines, took train rides, rented a jeep and cars as needed. We knew what we wanted to see and where we wanted to visit, but most of the route and stops were unscripted. Lucky for us, the weather was near perfect. The trip turned out to be a fabulous adventure.
After the trip, I put together a presentation in Microsoft’s PowerPoint which I showed to our local EAA chapter. I had always intended to put the presentation on-line but ran into a variety of technical difficulties. Today, I would like to be out flying my Zodiac, but it’s raining – dang! So instead I finished putting the presentation online. It’s on my Microsoft SkyDrive. The PowerPoint slides have become a series of pictures and videos which can be viewed with your web browser – PowerPoint is not needed.
To view the entire presentation, in sequence, and in full screen, read all the following steps, then give it a try. These steps have been tested with Windows-8 and Firefox. Hopefully they will work using whatever you have.
1) Click this link to open the SkyDrive folder containing the presentation in a new browser window.
2) Press F11 to toggle your browser into full-screen mode
3) Click on the first picture
4) When the first picture displays, click it again to make it bigger (should be full-screen now)
5) You can move through the presentation with left/right arrow or clicking to the right of a picture to go forward, to the left to go backward.
There are 196 “slides” in the presentation. 5 of these are short videos.
I hope you find the presentation enjoyable