Ted Grussing, a fellow 304 owner and pilot, is organizing a fly/drive-in in the late Spring. To help tempt other 304 owners into going to Sedona (Arizona), he sent along the following picture:

Sedona From the Air

Click that image and have a look at the larger copy. The scenery there is amazing. When conditions are good, it's even possible to fly to the Grand Canyon.

It's quite a drive from the Bay Area, but sooo tempting.

Posted by jzawodn at February 11, 2005 09:24 AM

Reader Comments
# Weston Houghton said:

umm, ok, but where exactly is it Jeremy? It is indeed a nice, and surprisingly crisp, picture. He did a great job of cleaning his canopy that day.

on February 11, 2005 10:02 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Sedona, Arizona. I've updated it to note that.

on February 11, 2005 10:07 AM
# Weston Houghton said:

Thank Jeremy.

Oh, and out of curiousity, how hard is it to photograph while piloting a glider? i've always wanted to do more aerial photography, but I can't say as I have ever really had the chance. I think I need to make friends with someone who flys a two-seater (they do have two seater gliders, right?)!

on February 11, 2005 10:27 AM
# Limus said:

Hi Jeremy,

Why aren't you at the SSA convention ? It's really interesting here. No 304s on display though

on February 11, 2005 10:34 AM
# brian said:

how hard is it to photograph while piloting a glider?

Easier than taking pictures while driving a car but not by much ... Old-school contest pilots usually have them mounted on the lip of the canopy for taking turnpoint photos, and in that case you just point the wing at what you want a picture of. That's fun. :-)

I always ended up with a lot of glare from the canopy in my pictures, however. I've been told polarizing filters will help that, but I never tried one.

on February 11, 2005 10:45 AM
# jr said:

Absolutely! Rotating polarizing lenses are a must have for any outdoor photography. They do increase the f-stop a tad, but that's usually not a problem in glaring sunlight.

One caveat: check your camera specs to make sure that the metering can handle it. If it can't, you can usually shoot with a fixed polarizing lens, but you miss out on some nice effects.

on February 11, 2005 12:11 PM
# Tom Whitney said:

A good laugh is sunshine in a house. MDL

on February 11, 2005 04:46 PM
# David Anisman said:

Jeremy, if you can get to the Grand Canyon
you may probbably get to Parowan as well.

Anyway, sounds like a great soaring destination,
tempting indeed....hmmm

David (GJ)

on February 11, 2005 09:48 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


In a single seat glider it can be a little tricky. In a two-seater it's alot easier.

on February 12, 2005 01:16 AM
# Jeri said:

I hate to sound dumb, but I never see the image when you post photos, Jeremy. I click, and it goes to a new site, and there's a caption there, but never any picture. What's the deal?

on February 12, 2005 08:16 AM
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