John and I head off to fly Marble Canyon, Monument Valley and the San Juan River Canyon.
Along the way we met up with Doug and Colleen from California.
Jeff Gilkey and Rick Cooper were supposed to join on this trip but due to time and weather it didn't prevail. They did fly out to Monument Valley a few weeks later and Jeff put together these great flight logs worth checking out (note the photo of the Hawk above Ricks wing):
Part 1 - The trip out
Part 2 - Monument Valley
Part 3 - The return
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Jozinko states: Very nice! I cann`t to see it in my country
I wish you Happy New Year and beautiful landings only.
Jozinko from Slovak Rep.(Central Europe) [link] December 26, 2007, 2:33 pm
Damien states: Thanks Pete! Were are you based out of? Sounds like you have a ton of experience under your belt. December 20, 2007, 9:13 am
Unknown states: Good job man! Love the flick!
Pete Marsh CFI WSC sea, land, ski December 20, 2007, 4:39 am
Al states: Spectacular! December 11, 2007, 9:45 am
Damien states: Doug - was a pleasure to meet you and Coll and it was my pleasure to fly with you both! We will catch up again sometime!
Bob - Glad you enjoy the videos (even though there was no hint of a Challenger in there ) December 7, 2007, 11:33 pm
Bob from Wyoming states: Even though I fly a Challenger II and a Titan I throughly enjoyed your videos. In fact this is the second time I've watched the monument valley one. Thanks for posting them. Bob December 7, 2007, 12:37 pm
Doug Ferguson states: What a blast to be in one of your videos, Damien. Coll and I appreciated it. Her gloves went through the prop the day before we got there. Keep up the great work! Til next time. December 6, 2007, 1:12 am
Damien states: Billo - I am curious to know what job would not allow you to download 120Megs?? .. and when do I get to fly with my comrades downunder!!???!!
Papashu, Fred B -> Thanks.
December 4, 2007, 5:51 pm
billo states: ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY MEGS. I'd be hung if I downloaded that at work. Have to wait until I get home in a couple of days. I'm sure it'll be worth the wait;-) December 3, 2007, 4:11 pm
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Fred Buehler November 29, 2007, 5:04 pm
PAPASHU states: NICE VIDEOS, THANKS FOR ALLOWING US TO VIEW THEM. PAPASHU November 28, 2007, 11:19 pm
Damien states: Thanks to everyone who left comments, I really appreciate the support!
Uncle Lance, do not worry I will not take you off my list! I will also get my landings down and bring the rig out to Australia... eventually!
Dan (KS), glad you passed the IQ test on the second attempt, you know I can make the questions easier if needs be ;-)
Jim in South Texas, I may be out your way during Xmas, I will try and get in touch. November 28, 2007, 2:23 pm
Dan (KS) states: Another fantastic video, Damian! I agree with Larry that you'd be doing our sport a great PR service by promoting your videos on the Discovery Channel. Keep up the good work, my friend, and thanks for giving me two tries on the IQ Test! November 28, 2007, 8:40 am
Rick states: Another great Video. Keeps me inspired.. keep it up Damien. Sorry to have missed that trip! November 28, 2007, 2:27 am
Graham states: November 24, 2007, 5:41 pm
Rosita(NJ) states: Happy Holidays!! November 24, 2007, 9:30 am
Rosita(NJ) states: This is a great video. With your videos i get to know other great places in US. November 24, 2007, 9:29 am
Michael and Rebecca Holland states: Loved the video, Damien - we can see why you love to fly - it was amazing. November 24, 2007, 9:14 am
Andy states: Great vid Damien. Boy I wish we had your weather here in England! November 23, 2007, 12:35 pm
Unknown states: Great vid, dames. Enjoyed it w/ lunch today. Really majestic views. Thanks for sharing the ride. Scott November 23, 2007, 12:08 pm
Mark states: Hello Damien. Thank you. Yet another top quality entertaining video. In fact I'm going to put a link to this one on my microlighter site, it's spectacular. November 23, 2007, 5:38 am
Paul Grindall (hotfoot) states: I always look forward to seeing your videos. The desert is great place to fly if you like 'red' and you don't have to think about landing out. I have to admit that I've put one and one half pairs of great gloves through my prop in 4 years of flying. With my luck, the next one will leave me with two gloves for the same hand. Never say never. November 22, 2007, 3:36 pm
Unknown states: watched this 15 times its the best what else can I say love Dad Aust November 21, 2007, 11:47 pm
mums bro in oz states: Damien, Damien, Damien what are you doing stressing your poor mum like that. You really must get those landings under controll. Hey tops buddy you must bring the rig out here and start filming some real landscapes in oz. Come here and film the faries that live in Fairy Mount, you know the ones I think you crapped on them the last time you were here.Dont take me off your list just because I dont reply doesnt mean much other than I am a slack ass and if you take me off your list I will be forced to take you off my list of favourite nephews. CYA buddy Lance November 21, 2007, 11:24 pm
Jim In South Texas states: Hey Damien, Awesome video! Hope you had as much fun flying it as I did watching it~! Errr, ugggh, I WISH it was I who flew it~! Anyway, great video. Ps My Buddy In Alb flew with Frank D. a few weeks back, I hope he gets hooked on trikes! November 21, 2007, 7:16 pm
Joe Summers states: Awesome Video Damien - Thanks November 21, 2007, 6:13 pm
mum in oz states: Damien what a great journey you have taken us all on i was gobsmacked when you came into land i have been on your ultra-light and know what a buffeting you get sometimes but my heart was in my throat on that landing and a feww tears in my eyes i have confidence in you and i know that safety is paramount to you still i am your mum. The home coming was just perfect having your righthand man there to help you unpack and his elmo slippers looked great November 21, 2007, 6:14 am
John Cortesy states: Damien this trip was SOOO much fun. Pick a place on the sectional and lets plan the next one. November 20, 2007, 9:52 pm
Jack states: Damien, Your videos just keep getting better; great shots and editing! Thanks for renewing my dreams of flight! November 20, 2007, 9:21 pm
Brian states: As usual, a spectacular video. I only wish I could get started doing the same! :-) November 20, 2007, 8:52 pm
Damien states: Frank, Mark, Dave - Thanks!
Robin Hood - I have been flying but laying low on the videos due to time constraints. November 20, 2007, 6:48 pm
Robin Hood states: At last Damien!! It has been so long since the last video I was extremely worried you had perhaps had a prang!! But well done yet again, I enjoy each one more and more. November 20, 2007, 1:28 am
Dave Dixon states: Bravo Damien!! I had a glove go through the prop while doing touch and go's.Scared the mustard out of me but I learned a lesson.Were planning a Canyon De Chelly trip in Feb or March.You,Frank and all the other N.M guys will be invited.....DDDave November 20, 2007, 12:36 am
Mark states: as always you make a great video Damien. I now have 22 videos up on youtube but along way to go to get this quality. November 20, 2007, 12:07 am
Frank states: Now thats a good video This puts all the other stuff to bed. Good job! November 19, 2007, 11:24 pm
Damien states: Big thanks to John, Doug and Colleen on this trip! November 18, 2007, 9:28 pm