Southwest flying destinations

For my fellow “AOPA Live” fans, here is a reblog of my Southwest Destinations post.

3 thoughts on “Southwest flying destinations

  1. Hi Greg, enjoyed this! Especially the NM and AZ destinations. My husband and I are both pilots and flew to Sedona from Michigan in July ’16 and got married right at SEZ on the ramp next to our airplane! We flew over several of the sites you mentioned. Our airplane is our flying carpet too! We enjoy your column!

    1. Thank you, Sue, for your kind words. What a place to get married, on the SEZ ramp! What model is your flying carpet? I love your wonderful photos and interesting destinations on your blog page. So different than where I normally fly!

      1. Hi Greg, Thank you for your kind words as well. It was a great wedding. Just the two of us and our airplane. In fact, our story is scheduled to be included in the Dec. issue of Pilot Mag. We have two airplanes, a North American Navion and a Cherokee 140. Our magic carpet for the trip out west however was the Navion. The IO 550 engine made it a much better aircraft for the hot weather and high elevations. Randy had the Navion completely refurbished a few years back. Part of the renovation was to copy Brent Hisey’s “Miss America” P-51, red, white and blue paint scheme. In fact, one of the stops on our wedding trip was to OK City to meet Dr. Hisey. We got the two planes together for a meeting, shot some photos and even flew in formation together! What a thrill! It was truly a bucket list experience. Not many women can claim to have had an airplane as their “maid of honor” lol. I have the trip documented, including photos of the twin airplanes in my July blog pages featuring our trip. Us aviators are sure a fortunate bunch aren’t we? : )

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