Welcome to our Southwest 2024 Self Flying Guided Air Tour Page. This will be a spectacular adventure from LaJunta, Colorado to St George Utah flown from Saturday 14 September 2024 to Saturday 21 September 2024. We hope you will join us this fall and have your cameras ready for the fall colors and gorgeous mountain beauty. Here is a brief description of the activities and sightseeing we have planned for this tour. On this tour we plan on spending time at 7 National Parks in the western part of the United States. If you have not flown in the mountains with us before or you would like a review for those who have flown with us before, plan on arriving one day early on Friday 13 September for our Mountain Flying ground school. The course is free for those flying this tour with us; however, you will have to add a nights lodging to the tour.
Saturday 14 September
Arrive in LaJunta, Colorado by 11:00 AM. We will start off the tour with a visit to Bent’s Fort. This was a trading fort back in the day. I am sure you will enjoy a treasure missed by many who do not realize its existence.
Sunday 15 September
Today we will fly in to the mountains going over sand dunes and then the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. We will land in Delta, Colorado and spend the afternoon observing the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Have you ever been driving in the mountains and see the signs that say 6% grade ahead? Well you may get a kick when you see the sign and we go over the edge that says 15% grade ahead! Yes, we use low gear going down that hill.
Monday 16 September
Today we will fly to Moab, Utah seeing the desert in all of its glory. The afternoon will be spent in Canyonlands National Park. This is a sight to see with such great rock formations. The evening will be a Chuck-wagon dinner followed by a night boat tour on the Colorado River as they light up the spectacular rock formations and canyon walls as we float down the river.
Tuesday 17 September
Today we will stay in Moab in the morning going to Arches National Park. Be ready to take a lot of pictures today of the different arches through out the park. Then we will fly to Page, Arizona to watch the fantastic sunset.
Wednesday 18 September
Today is our non-flying day. We will do another boat tour this time on Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge. Due to low water at this time this is an 8-hour tour with 1.5 hours at Rainbow Bridge. It is also a ¾ mile hike each way from the shore to Rainbow Bridge so please bring good hiking shoes for this part of the tour. I think you will have a magnificent day in Northern Arizona today.
Thursday 19 September
Today we will fly to Bryce Canyon. This is a fantastic National Park with more of a deeper red color in the rocks. We will go to the visitor center and then into the park. If you are up to it there is a wonderful hike that takes about 2 hours. You will descend about 1000 feet and then get to climb back up the 1000 feet, so start hitting the stair stepper! 1000 feet in the airplane is so much easier.
Friday 20 September
This is our last flying day as we work our way to Hurricane, Utah. After parking the planes, we will head over to Zion National Park. Again, this is spectacular to see and we will have another nice hike in the park. As we host the farewell dinner that evening, we hope you have had a great experience filled with many memories.
Saturday 21 September
Our tour is now over and it is time to start back home or on another adventure. I know we are a long way from where the tour started and if anyone would like some ideas or flight planning help getting back east out of the mountains, we are happy to work with you.
This tour is planned for a minimum of 5 aircraft and maximum of 7 aircraft.
To sign up for this tour please send an email to email@example.com or call us at 719 393 5550
Cost of the tour is TBD USD per plane for two people.
To make your reservation please call us at 719 393 5550 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting you and having you join us on a trip of a lifetime.
All funds paid in US Currency via check.
A $1000.00 deposit is required to hold your reservation.
Another $1,000.00 or the balance payment is required six (6) months prior to your trip.
Another $1,000.00 or the balance payment is required three (3) months prior to your trip.
The final payment is due one (1) month prior to your trip.
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If you cancel before ninety (90) days prior to the beginning of the tour, a full refund (minus a $500.00 reservation fee) will be made. If you cancel within the last ninety (90) days before the tour, we, Blue Goose Aviation, Inc., can only provide a refund if we are able to rebook your reservation.
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