Desert Winter Wonderland

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Rick Cooper, Paul Sielicki and I welcomed the new year with an eerie flight over the desert covered in snow. We have had 2 major snow storms roll through the end off 2006 absolutely covering the desert in a blanket of white! It was great to fly with Paul, who flies the same speed as me. Rick is a yellow streak in the sky with his Astra/HKS and super fast wing! his

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Steller states: Hey man... Nice trip over Cabezon. I've been talking wtih John Cortesy and hope to have a trike sometime soon. ...I like the videos a lot! February 27, 2008, 6:34 pm
Steve G states: I am new and will be flying by next summer. Trikes are my interest, and this video makes winter flying here in MN and option! Awesome September 19, 2007, 11:38 am
good states: good jop April 21, 2007, 9:34 pm
Robin Hood states: Damien I am praising this even as I am busy downloading it!! From the remarks by dieselfan, tailspin etc om Microlighters forum I know it will be outstanding! March 2, 2007, 7:16 am
Damien states: DieselFan - oh, I did not even realize that I must remember to clear the browsers history next time February 26, 2007, 10:15 pm
DieselFan states: just spotted it recently, but your subtle jokes are hilarious and witty. When you typed in the url... February 26, 2007, 3:25 pm
Damien states: Gadget - Paul did excellent while he was out here. I can understand about the scenery, I want the next video to be somewhere complete different and new! January 15, 2007, 4:34 pm
Gadget states: Another good video but the scenery was a bit boring. Paul flys from my airport, (0C January 15, 2007, 11:10 am
Damien states: Thanks Mum!
Dan Knaup -> Glad some are catching on to the subtile humour
Ryl - Glad you enjoyed the video and thanks to Kristin for putting you on to it!
To everyone else, your comments are always well appreciated! January 15, 2007, 8:42 am

trikepilot states: Superb, like always! Keep on Damien! January 14, 2007, 10:52 am
Ryl states: LOOOOVE this video. Kristin Tomany sent me the link to it, for which I'm in her debt. You really know how to capture NM--and the imagination! I love how you patched in the same landscape without snow in places. Very effective. Happy 2007! January 11, 2007, 6:34 am
Ricardo states: Beautiful video, I never thought it could be so white that dessert January 10, 2007, 6:58 pm
Jerry P states: Awesome,WELL DONE!!!! January 10, 2007, 5:53 pm
Coln. Vern states: WOW!! January 10, 2007, 4:20 pm
Dan Knaup states: Damien, you videos are always first class and most enjoyable. I love the bits of humor too that you include. Keep up the good work. January 10, 2007, 8:33 am
Dave H. states: You're a brave soul, but when it's time... Nice job. January 9, 2007, 9:03 pm
mesacrow states: Great video of my personnal stomping grounds. Keep up the good work. Be safe! January 9, 2007, 4:05 pm
Steve Ifly4u states: Outstanding very nice, wish I were there January 9, 2007, 9:16 am
Stephen Thomson states: Bloody fantastic...now that's adventure! January 9, 2007, 8:17 am
Robin Hood states: Cannot believe that is New Mexico! Must have been pretty scary with the possibility of fog coming in though. I like the different warmers you use. January 9, 2007, 2:35 am
mum in australia states: god damien i love you you have the guts and balls to really enjoy life i must admit my heart was in my mouth i have been on a flight with you in good weather but to go in that snow was amazing thank you for taking us on the journey with you you are right i think the snow plower had had a few drinks love you and yours January 9, 2007, 12:18 am
Damien states: To All - thanks for the great feedback, much appreciated!
Dave Marsh - No issue with the carb freezing. Actually the lowest temperature recorded was 19F at around 9,000 feet. On the video I put a weather.com shot of it saying 9F - bragging rights ;-)
Paul - Yes I use my GPS. I know the landscape pretty well from flying over it so much, so I never feel that I am lost. On this flight I was never more than 35 miles from my airport.
K9SB - I used Don Henleys boys of summer song. My friend Frank made the windshield. A piece of plastic with a couple of u clamps that slide onto the down tube. January 8, 2007, 11:57 pm

K9SB states: NICE VIDIO AGAIN, WHAT GROUP DID
THE BACK GROUND MUSIC, HOW DOES YOUR WINDSHIELD WORK? January 8, 2007, 9:50 pm

Unknown states: Very nice. Thanks for the show January 8, 2007, 9:16 pm
Daniel states: great job but I'll bet Spencer's agent is complaining. Hope you have a great New Year with lots aof adventures. January 8, 2007, 9:10 pm
Paul states: Do you use GPS for navigation? You seem to fly where there are no main roads or rivers to follow. It looks pretty much the same below when covered with snow. January 8, 2007, 8:54 pm
Karey states: Another great job Damian! Up here in Minneapolis, we STILL don't have enough snow to put our skis on.; The lakes are barely frozen enough for the icefisherman so we are not landing our trikes on the lakes. January 8, 2007, 6:53 pm
Frode states: Nice
Here on the Norwegian westcoast we have had 72 days of rain in a row!! Should I use my runway these days it would be on floats...
You are a master on editing Damien! January 8, 2007, 4:42 pm

Dave marsh states: Excellent vid Damo..no problem with carby freeze flying in sub-zero conditions??...all your vid's are excellent mate safe flying Dave Marsh..Caboolture Microlights Qld January 8, 2007, 3:41 pm
Unknown states: Fantastic video. Very well edited and put together, well done. Makes me want to jump ship from the PPG. Keep up the good work. January 8, 2007, 11:06 am
George McCullough states: Another incredible piece of video Damien. Like you......I love the desert minus the snow. The snow gives the entire landscape a much more ominous look about it. I currently live in New Hampshire and never did I think I would see more snow in the desert than here at home this year. It is a strange winter....bare ground. Keep up the excellent videos. January 8, 2007, 7:37 am
Ron Davis states: Awesome dude! Jealous as ever. January 8, 2007, 6:55 am
Joffa states: pretty amazing......not my temp so hats off for your effort January 8, 2007, 2:23 am
rob stewart states: Nice video & music.... thanks
Rob Stewart victoria Australia January 8, 2007, 1:12 am

Loren Shelby (meflyslo) states: As usual, very well done!
Thanks again for another nice video! January 8, 2007, 12:26 am

Frankie states: Wow, that looked cold. Good job on the edited video. By this time, I had survived two trips in the blizzard, one to Wilcox, Arizona and one to Farmington, New mexico. I had just about enough of the white stuff to play in it again. Marie is the 70 old woman care taker of the airport and resturant. I think Marie was hitting the bottle again or her hands got too cold without the Jerry Pridmore boxing mittons stuffed with chemicals. January 7, 2007, 6:17 pm

 

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