It was just to be a “routine” mission, dropping my wife to visit her mother for a few days. But “routine,” in the Flying Carpet or any other airplane, has little to do with the glories one might experience out the windshield.
Winter snow is not uncommon atop Arizona’s Coconino Plateau north of Sedona, but rarely does it sprinkle more than a dusting on the lower red-rock terrain for which the area is renowned.
On this particular flight, however, we were treated to stunning views of Snow-Sparkled Sedona, following an unusually cold and heavy winter snowstorm that blanketed far lower elevations than usual.
I’ve been flying this area for some 33 years, but only a handful of times have experienced such a visual feast of crimson buttes heavily blanketed by ivory-white snow. (Area pilots will appreciate Sedona Airport’s “Notice to Airmen” that morning, regarding three-foot snow berms adjacent to the runway!)
Like all my Fine Art Metal Prints, Snow-Sparkled Sedona pricing starts ready-to-hang at just $125, and shipping throughout the Continental US runs only $20-29 right up to the largest sizes.
Check sizes, prices, framing options, and order your “Snow-Sparkled Sedona” Fine Art Metal Print here. (Snow-Sparked Sedona is also available in Pilot Achievement Plaques.)
PS: I also took the following photograph that day, which displays more landscape than the above with less emphasis on the airport runway. If anyone is interested in owning the following “Snow-Sparkled Sedona II” as a Fine Art Metal Print, message me and we’ll make it happen!