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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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  1. LeMoine Bond
    LeMoine Bond says:

    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

  2. Cal Tax
    Cal Tax says:

    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!


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