Flying Monument Valley Part 1

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WOW! What a trip this was with Jeff Gilkey from jeffsflightlog.com

Jeff has finished his Flight Logs for this trip, which are well worth checking out.
The Flight Out to Monument Valley
Monument Valley
The trip back home


Damien states: Thanks Steamboat Owen! I'll have to get my hands on some Everglades Blues and use it in a video. Any good suggestions? May 9, 2007, 11:39 am
Steamboat Owen states: Havn't watched it yet, but if it's anything like the first one I watched, it will be fantastic! besides the breath-taking scenery, the first one had very nice, dreamy and "unintrusive" background music! Congradulations, I'm looking forward to viewing the one I just downloaded in the morning! all the best to ya! Steamboat (The Evergaldes Bluesman) March 10, 2007, 12:57 am
Damien states: Skyjackye - Cheers! I have too many layers of clothes on to know I am in the cold winds! If I have to pull start my engine twice to get her going, I am taking off sweating in all those clothes! February 28, 2007, 11:41 pm
Skyjackye states: Super video chronicles Damien! I'll be returning to watch these over & over! I feel like such a "wuss" after watching you guys fly in the cold winds!
Have a good one! February 22, 2007, 11:10 pm

kat states: WOW, Absolutely beautiful. October 25, 2006, 12:56 pm
Wes states: The music is excellent. What is it? October 1, 2006, 10:36 pm
Gilles. France states: Hi ALex, As we say \"Chapeau bas\" now I would like to fly my PPG in Monument Valley. Thanks..... June 25, 2006, 9:47 am
Unknown states: June 6, 2006, 1:06 pm
Damien states: Hi Alex, thanks for the positive feedback! I do not have an issue taking off at 7,000 feet. My airport here in Albuquerque, NM is just under 6,000 feet. I flew at Taos, and it is over 7,000 feet, you can see the video - Flying Taos and see that it takes off and flys just fine. Hope this helps. Cheers! June 5, 2006, 6:50 pm
Alex states: Hi Damien,
Great videos, very inspirational.
Do trikes perform well at high altitudes? The reason I ask is because I have property in Show Low AZ, I would like to fly from there, but it\'s at 7000 feet. I thought that might effect take offs and landings. Show Low is not to far from monument valley, so I thought the alt might be similar. Is the air density difficult? June 5, 2006, 3:18 pm

Alfonso states: cool site great videos, live in uk and have just started lessons on a wieghtshift, hopeing to get my nppl by the end of the year \"weather\" and \"cash flow\" permiting. [mail] April 11, 2006, 9:11 am
Damien states: Cousin India! Good to hear from you! Hopefully Spencer and family will be back in Australia in September, maybe we will get a chance to visit you in Perth! March 30, 2006, 2:11 pm
Damien states: John, thanks! that was one of the best messages, inspiring in itself! Hopefully, when my time is short, I can tell the younger generations about the adventures I lived, and not about the dreams that never were! March 30, 2006, 2:08 pm
John from Portland, Oregon states: I just happened upon the [link] site this eve, looking for ideas on video editing. I can\'t tell you how inspired I am in your video. I salute you - You are truly living life as it was meant - not under anyones dogma. Rock on, bro. March 24, 2006, 8:44 pm
india from DownUnder states: damien that was amazing!!!! its so incredible to see you making these awesome films, they are mind blowing!!!!1 wish i was their so you coould take me around america, the land looks amazing!!!!Miss you lots haven\'t seen u for too long!hope you come back to Oz soon and bring spencer!!!!! ill be on you website all the time from now on. Love India xxxxxx March 20, 2006, 8:55 pm
Terry states: Fantastic...you have been somewhere that I would love to go to...more more more please. March 5, 2006, 11:56 am
Unknown states: video February 19, 2006, 12:38 am
jeff states: Hi everyone. If you take a look at my web page, jeffsflightlog.com [link] and go to the movies page, you will the videos I made covering this trip to Monument Valley with Damien. You will like them.
February 16, 2006, 9:48 am

Damien states: Doug - thanks! I will have to get in touch with Jerry and maybe come out that way and fly with you all. It is not too far from Albuquerque, I should be able to drive it in a day. February 4, 2006, 10:52 pm
Doug from Boulder Creek CA states: Great job editing this. You guys are really getting good. Very enjoyable. I\'m planning a trip this May with Jerry Pope from Durango (flying out of Cortez. By the way, I like your choice of trike. My Sabre has a NW Contour on top. I can\'t wait to fly that valley. Doug February 4, 2006, 9:42 pm
Damien states: Thanks Mum! Does that mean I get a higher percentage in your will January 30, 2006, 9:01 am
Unknown states: damien what a wonderful video but then whether you do videos of spencer or your flying you just bring joy to me and all that view them i am glad that you enjoy what you do and enjoy your life looking forward to part 2 love mum ooooxxxoox January 30, 2006, 2:44 am
Unknown states: KJKJK January 29, 2006, 8:19 am
Damien states: Stephen, great article! I hope to hear you are in the air soon, its never too late! January 21, 2006, 7:51 am
Stephen Thomson states: I never use this word but I make this exception...AWESOME! I have yet to get a trike but will have one soon - I just can\'t get over how I\'ve missed this vehicle in my life. By the way, you\'ve help to begin my mid-life crisis! Thanks...!!! Take care and bloody well keep filming! Trike Article Link StephenThomson January 21, 2006, 3:48 am
Khun G states: Thanks for sharing this with me - an excellent video indeed! Stunning views!!! Keep up the good work! It takes a lot of nerve to do what you\'ve done. January 19, 2006, 6:28 pm
jeff states: Jeff here, I just posted a flightlog of my flight from Belen to Monument Valley on my website. Check it out at: [link] January 18, 2006, 8:41 pm
Al states: Awesome! I\'m looking forward to the next one.You do a great job narrating the video. January 18, 2006, 6:59 am
Zack JEA states: Wow Damien, that was great! January 17, 2006, 8:10 am
Andy states: Sorry I missedit. Itlooked awsome! January 17, 2006, 7:04 am
Gerald states: So Cool!!!, Gorgeous views and I can only imagine the feeling of freedom in the air!!! January 17, 2006, 6:33 am
redvroom states: That was definitely a beautiful way to start my morning What a sight! Thanks for sharing January 17, 2006, 6:28 am
Joanna states: Thank u, loved it, Beautiful...brought back many happy memories of the place. \'scuse me for saying, but it\'s pretty spectacular from the ground as well..if you can spend a few days. January 17, 2006, 6:06 am
Unknown states: AWESOME VIDEO FOOTAGE!!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT FILMING.... :>) January 16, 2006, 10:13 pm
jeff states: My trike (the white Cobra with blue wing) had the strobes. They really did look nice in the video. I always wondered what they looked like. I fly with them on day and night. They are a big help to make you much more visible in twilight. Frank (another trike pilot) has the same type and I can see him from miles away in the twilight. I got them from this link: [link] January 16, 2006, 12:40 pm
Trevor Villa states: Superb footage, a real masterpiece, looking forward to the next instalment January 16, 2006, 9:18 am
PerOlav states: Hi Everyone. Loved the video! I am an American living in Norway. My two Norwegian friends and I fly the Flying Inflatable Boat. Check us out at [link] . We are planning an expedition up the Amazon River in the FIB and have flown a good bit here in Norway. If anyone is in our neck of the woods check us out and look at our on line videos. January 16, 2006, 8:24 am
Andy Lambert G-CBIZ states: What a fantastic bit of video, just reminded me of the reason I fly trikes.. January 16, 2006, 5:13 am
colin Uk states: Yes great video,great quality, if you dont mind me asking, what kit did you use and the make of strobes would be appreciated they aint half bright.
Thanks for the entertainment.
Colin. January 16, 2006, 4:30 am

icaro2573 states: fantastic!!! January 16, 2006, 12:38 am
Dangerous jobs states: Where can I get in touch with the producer of this episode. We\'re contemplating putting it on a new reality show and would like to feature this video in particular. Pro Crew. January 15, 2006, 3:00 pm
Unknown states: January 15, 2006, 9:14 am
william Scotland states: nice video look forward to next part January 15, 2006, 9:14 am
MJ WOG states: Mate, you\'re passionately insane... phefuckinominal mate ! Keep on inspiring and living your dream! January 15, 2006, 7:19 am
Windrydr in the Rockies:) states: Very,Very,KewlI wanna go fly thereWay Kewl. January 14, 2006, 5:43 pm
Marc states: Outstanding! January 14, 2006, 3:04 pm
Luciovolante states: It\'s fantanstic video bye from Italy January 14, 2006, 5:38 am
gfmccullough@comcast.net states: Fabulous clip.....how do we get to see part II ? Just got home from AZ...ready to return. January 13, 2006, 7:24 pm
Damien states: Norm, thanks! Glad they are well received! January 13, 2006, 6:49 pm
Norm Bjornstad states: Damien, Your videos are the perfect thing to watch when it\'s too windy or dark to fly. To say that\'s its almost like being there is an understatement. When I get a prospective student wondering about flying a trike...all I have to do is point them to your videos.....the\'re hooked! January 13, 2006, 6:04 pm
Damien states: Larry & Jen -> As much as you want fly here, I would love to do a 6 month trip meandering around Oz!
Tony Archer -> Maybe because it was on the tip - that fastest moving part of the prop it made such a difference. Makes you appreciate power a lot more, because it sure as hell is not fun when you do not have it Thanks for the feedback! January 13, 2006, 7:02 am

Tony Archer states: Damien - outstanding!! Far and away the bet yet. Never thought a dent in the prop would make such a huge change to the performance, so i have learned a lot. January 13, 2006, 6:15 am
Larry & Jenny from Oz states: Oh man, that was great!! Thanks a lot for another video, we love them. Have to get over and fly Monument Valley, that was so cool. January 12, 2006, 10:59 pm
jeff states: I had heard some bad things about Gouldings, which turned out to be absolutely untrue. Gouldings was fantastic, and very friendly to us. Rooms were very nice, price was around $80 per night, but we shared a room. They have a indoor swimming pool, nice resturant, gas station, grocery store (where Damien got the superglue and baking soda). We could look out our balcony window of our motel room and watch out trikes and the windsock. It was the perfect place to stay. Another feature is that the airport is in the windshadow of a large cliff, which made for dead calm air even when it was blowing 25mph above. January 12, 2006, 11:44 am
Damien states: We stayed at Gouldings lodge and used a small private airstrip there. Otherwise Jeff scoped out Bluff, it has a public airport and appeared to be quite nice as well. About 30 miles away. January 12, 2006, 11:02 am
Unknown states: I\'m wanting to do this as well. What was the name of the airport you used and are there lodging facilities nearby? Thanks for the great video! January 12, 2006, 9:33 am
Geoff from England states: absolutely magic,can`t wait for part 2. January 12, 2006, 7:45 am
Damien states: Steve, let me know when you go and I will meet you up there! January 11, 2006, 9:29 pm
skytriker@cox.net states: Your best video yet!! I am moving back to Arizona next year so that I can fly over these areas too! Steve. January 11, 2006, 9:21 pm
Damien states: Hello Tim! I thought there was something falling off when you pulled me over, did not realise you recognized my trike from the videos! I am sure we will meet you again on the road somewhere January 11, 2006, 8:34 pm
Tim Luce states: Nice seeing your video, and good bumping into you while on your way through in Farmington, glad you had a great experience. Super nice footage. January 11, 2006, 8:29 pm
Doug from Maine states: I look forward to you and Jeff\'s video post. Great camera work and editing. Thank you for sharing. January 11, 2006, 8:07 pm
STEPHEN states: What a great place to fly. Thanks for sharing. January 11, 2006, 6:59 pm
moe states: thanks for sharing your adventures January 11, 2006, 5:27 pm
Aaron states: Awesome video damien! January 11, 2006, 1:10 pm
jeff states: Very nice Damien.
Can\'t wait for part 2.
January 11, 2006, 1:09 pm

Cortez states: Nice, thanks for the enjoyment. January 11, 2006, 11:29 am
Damien states: Olivier, I created an mpeg2 version that will play on the Mac, and added a link on the links page for you. Cheers! January 11, 2006, 7:55 am
Frank states: Nice video Damien. Keep up that trailering. Watch the debris. I think that little white thing was an Indian charm that those guys left for good luck. From now on, build your own trike. Those prop hits suck. Let\'s do the Guadalupes this presidents day. January 11, 2006, 7:21 am
Olivier Again.. states: Could you put our website in your links ?
[link]
Thanks !
O January 11, 2006, 7:19 am

Olivier Aubert - Zurich states:
Hi Mate !
I have a Power Mac G5 and I cannot view the videos.. I\'ll check later, maybe I need downloading some special stuff again.
Cheers!
O January 11, 2006, 7:18 am

Mare states: Damien..this clip was a little scary to watch but absolutely magnificent. Keep it up! January 11, 2006, 5:20 am

 

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