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Another view from the backseat of a Cessna window when Benno did time with an instructor doing procedures and giving me time for a closer look to the runway below us. Training never hurts but it might hit a deeper leak into your budget :) and this is how it comes that I shower in a half-clean toilet at the nearest campground available where a group of tourists talks the whole night sharing experiences about the cheapest way to get from A to B. But: Aren’t exactly these experiences the least you forget? They are priceless in my eyes, and for a view like this one I am more than happy to sleep on the floor. The girls at Colorado Flight Centre had mercy for me and one couple invited us to stay at their land next time we come over and that I can shower at their home or stay in their guest room (thanks Marisa …). On the other hand I don’t mind campgrounds, they let you take part how people spend their free time and you meet fantastic people but you also get strange looks especially when we were washing our tent that was full of sand from staying in some of the Utah Parks, this is when worlds collide and you have certainly a shy audience not really sure if they should call for help ... they might wash their cars but never their tents :)

Anyway, they did their circles over Mack Mesa Airfield (we never landed there) and one procedure was that Benno had to close his eyes and the instructor was bringing the aircraft into a strange position, when done he shouted “your plane” and Benno had to recover the thing bringing it back straight. After doing that a couple of times he was beginning to feel funny in his stomach and for the rest of the afternoon he walked around with a bottle of coke and my idea of eating Mexican was certainly not the best suggestion … I earned THESE looks :)

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Additional Photos by Barbara Kehl (baba_flies) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1383 W: 3 N: 1979] (8829)
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