June 2015 Idaho Fly-In
- By: Todd
- Category: Fly-In
Jo and I just got back from the Idaho backcountry and it was great. While hot later in the day the weather was good and we got quite a bit of flying in. Saturday morning had us going to the Big Creek breakfast and as always it was worth the trip. The food and company could not have been better and our Katmai group made a substantial financial contribution to the Big Creek rebuild project. Colin got things rolling by agreeing to match any contribution made that day and the money just started rolling in from our group. By the time everything was said and done, Colin and our group put around $30,000 toward the project. It’s great to see our group have such a good impact on this very worthwhile effort.
Sunday morning we headed off to the Root Ranch for breakfast and once again it was a great experience. This is a strip I had never been to so it was a lot of fun. All in all it was a great time. I also had time to fly with Gary Glodowski who is a flight instructor at McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars. He has given our owners flight instruction in the past but this is the first chance I had to fly with him and go over all the unique flight characteristics of the King Katmai. As a result of this, Gary has become our first certified King Katmai backcountry flight instructor. It was a pleasure to get to fly with Gary and I look forward to him coming out to our facility for a visit in the near future for some additional training. For anyone that would like to get a little dual in the backcountry I highly recommend Gary. He can be reached at 970 216-0821 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The picture above was taken at Root Ranch.
I cannot sign off without mentioning that our good friend Jay Minor made it to the event. It was absolutely great getting to see him again and do a bunch of visiting. Rick brought Jay over in his Skywagon and joined in on many of the backcountry strips we visited. I hope to see Jay many, many more times in the future. He is doing well and it was well worth the trip just to see him again.
Pictures of the Idaho trip are now up on our website in the Album section.
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