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Summer 2000

Escape the Summer Heat!

Launch into Summer fun by flying to one of our Summer destinations. You'll discover the best places to cool off in the Utah desert at Lake Powell. You can relax, golf, and take in the beauty of the romantic Northwest or enjoy Jazz in Old Sacramento. Experience history in San Antonio or camp in the Grizzly Bear Capital of the US. To really unleash your wild side, pull out the stops at a weeklong celebration in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.

Bullfrog Basin, Utah

Cool down this summer in the desert. In the desert? Yes, join author Christina Chapman and her husband Mike in their Cessna 206 (shown on the cover) at Lake Powell. She takes you on an aerial and nautical tour of this wonder of the Southwest. Explore Rainbow Bridge National Monument, the world's largest natural stone bridge, enjoy stunning desert views from the air, or simply admire the scenery from the deck of your houseboat.

Sacramento, California

In 1849, thousands rushed to California in search of gold. Today, you can discover your own gold in Sacramento. Relive the days of the Gold Rush in historic Old Sacramento or swing to great music at the annual Jazz Festival. Choice restaurants, B&B's, and hidden secrets round out your own search for gold.

Grand Junction, Colorado

In the high desert of western Colorado, Grand Junction offers access to wine country, the Colorado National Monument, and stunning mountain vistas, without difficult mountain flying. You'll find the best wineries, scenic mountain tours, and great outdoor adventure.

McCall, Idaho

Join McCall flight instructor Amy Hoover as she shows you adventure in Idaho. Situated along the picturesque shores of Payette Lake and surrounded by mountains and forest, McCall offers a wealth of outdoor activities. Whether you're flying the backcountry, whitewater rafting, fishing, or mountain biking on Brundage Mountain, you'll satisfy your appetite for summer adventure here.

Burning Man 2000, Nevada

Originally a small gathering on a beach in San Francisco, the Burning Man event has evolved into a most unconventional celebration of art and culture. Author of the Flyer's Recreation Guides, Reed White, landed on a dry lakebed in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. He discovered a temporary city of 20,000 people participating in a wacky event with art cars, pyrotechnics, and far-out costumes.

San Antonio, Texas

Many visitors come to San Antonio to see the world-famous Alamo, stroll along the Riverwalk, or visit Sea World. Texas resident and pilot Gerhard Deffner finds all that and discovers a few surprises, too. He starts at Stinson field, steeped in the aviation history of Texas, then helps you tour some of the city's lesser-known attractions.

Sunriver, Oregon

Take your special someone to a romantic getaway at the foot of Mount Bachelor. A completely self-contained resort surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest, Sunriver offers everything from lazily floating down the river to golf, swimming, hiking, and biking. Four-star dining and luxurious accommodations will make your romantic getaway complete.

Pueblo, Colorado

Famous for its friendly and accommodating controllers, Pueblo Municipal Airport is also home to the Airport Cafe. Owner and fellow pilot Jack Vicari makes sure that customers are served generous portions of his tasty meals. After eating, visit the B24 Museum to take in Pueblo's aviation history.

Schafer Meadows, Montana

Landing on this grass strip in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex can be challenging, but is also rewarding. The wilderness surrounding Schafer Meadows remains unspoiled and has the highest concentration of grizzly bears in the lower 48 states. Camping, fishing, and hiking let you truly "get away from it all."

Go Arounds - Making the Decision

You realize that your landing is not set up right. Should you stick it out or abort and perform a go-around? McCall Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminars' instructor, Amy Hoover, has taught many pilots the finer techniques of mountain flying. She reveals when a go-around is appropriate and when proceeding with landing is safer.