Sunday, May 3, 2009

Flagstaff - Valle / Beechcraft Bonanza A36 (N3759W) / VFR

I was inspired to make this short flight by the discovery that Bedrock City, a Flintstones-themed amusement park of sorts, still exists in Valle, a tiny town on the highway that leads from the Grand Canyon to parts south. I visited this park ages ago, as a small child, and it looked to be hanging by a shoestring back then, and yet it's still in business today. And, at least when viewed from a satellite, it looks like it's still hanging by a shoestring. But I decided to fly over to Valle to make a (virtual) visit to the place.

The flight was VFR under excellent weather conditions. I had a route planned but ended up just following highways up to Valle, making a turn at Clark (KCMR) in Williams. It was quite a short flight. Bedrock City is very close to the airport and easy to spot from the air on the way in.