KSEZ

... is the identifier for the Sedona Airport and while many people drive up there for a lunch or to visit, few have seen this view of the airport which is built on a mesa about six hundred feet above the city itself. The runway is nearly a mile long and one hundred feet wide and the alignment of the runway is 210 degrees/30 degrees on the compass rose. The road running along the top of the photo is SR 179 and along the upper left SR 89A. The dark green ribbon running from upper left and all along the upper part of the photo is Oak Creek. At any rate it is an intensely beautiful airport which I began flying pure glider out of back in 1997 a few months after I got my Private license and first sailplane. My friend Elemer who mentored me on cross country flying in a sailplane and also gave me tows; he never mentioned that the airport had certain challenges and difficulties, just focused on imparting useful knowledge that is needed up here. I took this shot from about nine thousand feet.

I had a great flight today and another one coming up later this morning. Time for sleep.

Have a terrific day

Ted

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