As previously noted, I'm in Phoenix for a few days. In between the conference here and heading to Las Vegas on Sunday for MIX07, I'm spending a bit of time today at the Estrella Sailport (Arizona Soaring) where I'm scheduled to fly their Genesis 2.

Estrella Sailport

I did a brief checkout in their Grob 103 yesterday along with another pilot friend who moved out here from the Bay Area last year. Conditions are looking decent for today, so I'm hoping for a couple hours of soaring around terrain that I don't get to see very often.

My flight to Vegas on Sunday isn't until about 5pm. What should we do on Sunday morning/afternoon?

Visiting the Arizona Wing CAF flying museum is one option. But there's probably time to do more than that. Ideas?

Posted by jzawodn at April 28, 2007 08:07 AM

Reader Comments
# JJ said:

It's a bit of a drive (and not related to aviation), but, you might want to check out Arcosanti:

http://www.arcosanti.org/expArcosanti/visit/main.html

on April 28, 2007 09:05 AM
# Brett said:

It's more than a bit of a drive, but I don't know how often you're in Arizona. The Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson is probably right up your alley. You'd have to get up pretty early to get down and back for your flight though.

And the DBacks are in town, against the Giants even, and Randy Johnson is pitching on Sunday.

on April 28, 2007 09:32 AM
# said:

A number of years ago a few friends of mine flew a Mooney from Iowa to the Grand Canyon (GCN) and it was fantastic. The airport is close enough to the park that you can either use the airport shuttle or hitch a ride with a friendly hiker to get into the park.

on April 28, 2007 11:40 AM
# Erik Schwartz said:
on April 28, 2007 01:48 PM
# Mike Garfias said:

Go have breakfast/lunch at Matt's Big Breakfast.

http://www.mattsbigbreakfast.com/

Its wonderful. Other than that... I dunno, PHX kinda sucks.

on April 28, 2007 02:20 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Erik:

I was just looking at a brochure for that last night. I'd *love* to spend some time in an Extra 300. :-)

on April 28, 2007 07:12 PM
# jon said:

Eat and the sweat...there are some decent bicycle routes, running paths and other active stuff. chow at Matts -- listed above and then work it off...and travel stress too.

on April 29, 2007 09:38 AM
# jon said:

oh yeah, if you need suggestions on eats and active stuff, check out www.athleticmindedtraveler.com. more for business travelers who like to work out.

on April 29, 2007 09:39 AM
# Shanti Braford said:

I jokingly always tell people visiting phoenix to check out The Library down in tempe. You'll get a lot of studying done there, for sure! =)

Scottsdale can be a bit snooty; Mill Ave in Temp is a fun part of town - just about the only cool place to hang out that's not suburbia.

on April 29, 2007 10:18 AM
# Andy said:

Run up Camelback mountain in the early morning to watch the sun come up. Gorgeous.

on May 2, 2007 05:23 AM
# GilbertZ said:

Try to catch Phoenix playing San Antonio if the timing works out!

on May 5, 2007 11:08 AM
# Oyunlar said:

Iím looking for reasons why we can expect the boston real estate market to increase after the stablization of the cooling effect.

on December 12, 2007 08:36 AM
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