Thursday, August 16, 2012

Vancouver to Sun Valley

After a couple of days to recoup in Vancouver I'm now in Sun Valley for 2 back-to-back comps: the last leg of the 2012 PWC season followed by the US Open Distance Nationals!  I love Sun Valley...I've flown many places internationally, but I still consider Sun Valley to be one of my favourite flying sites.  The awesome scenery, the altitudes, the remoteness of the routes, and the wilderness are just astounding here.

A big chunk of southern Idaho is currently on fire; Ketchum and Sun Valley are shrouded in smoke and visibility is poor.  If the winds switch to a southerly flow (they have been north for the past few days) then most of the smoke should go elsewhere.  But people have been flying despite the smoke; it just damps things down a bit so it's more manageable :)  Many pilots are in town already with a bunch more coming in from Boise tonight!

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