Wendell Folks Alaska Trip - Page 10.
July 22, 2007: Day 3 continues into Canada
with this photo from Terry's camera approaching the Lethbridge Airport (CYQL) in Alberta.
Here is the view ahead while on base leg for runway 23. That road on the
right is about 1.5 miles from the end of the runway. I got a confirmation that the
cameras sometimes got passed back and forth to get a picture of something on the
"other side" of the airplane. Don't let the camera position tell you which
one of them was flying the plane at the time. They usually swapped seats for every
other flight segment.
Wendell's camera has this shot of the final approach to runway 23. The
weather today is looking very good for this day's journey! The Canadian Rocky
Mountains are far in the distance with haze on the horizon.
This view of the airport property is seen on the right side of the airplane
just before landing. No pictures were taken of the 182 on the ramp parked at customs
during the 40 minutes of ground time here at Lethbridge. Canadian customs only
received their flight plan from US flight service as they were arriving in the pattern to
land. The last GPS data point on arrival at the ramp was stamped at 9:02 AM Mountain
Time. The first data point on the ramp before departure was taken at 9:42 AM.
The customs office was in the building at the left side of the group of buildings.
After finishing their business there, the airplane was moved a few hundred feet to the FBO
to puchase a few gallons of fuel. It is a courtesy transaction that is appreciated
along the way.
Wendell took this picture at 9:49 AM just after departure from Lethbridge and
looking back at the airport. The Oldman River is at the bottom of the photograph.
Wendell took this photo at 10:36 AM with Calgary, Alberta 16 miles in the
distance to the northwest.
Terry took this picture of the downtown buildings in the distance and the
Canola fields near the airplane.
Looking down at the Canola fields, you can see just how flat the land is in
this part of the Canadian Great Plains.
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