The view: Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado
The pilot: Clay Thomas
The airplane: Jonker JS3 TJ
The mission: Fly from Kelly Airpark, Colorado, to northern New Mexico and return.
The memory: Soaring down the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 606 kilometers round trip, maximum altitude 17,915 feet, maximum rate of climb 1,200 FPM, maximum airspeed 165 knots. Fuel burn, zero.
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Been flying since early 60s (FAA1593406) …one of the neatest photos & feats in the aviation world I’ve seen. Thanks for sharing.
DLBjr. JentherRanch, Ca
Beautiful!! Great shot and it says it all about the beauty and challenge of soaring!
There are many pilots out there who don’t know what they are missing!