When Christina Chapman asked me to join her for an early morning canyon flight to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and land at the Flying B Ranch I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough. I’ve wanted to get a flight in her Scout since I first saw pictures of it over a year ago and there was no way I was going to miss this.
We departed Smiley Creek and flew up the Stanley Basin past the Stanley airport and up the Lower Loon Creek. It was a shocking perspective for a mid-westerner whose only other “real” canyon flying had happened just the day before.
We flew up the Upper Loon Creek and over their airstrip, then on to Mahonay Creek, Lower Loon Creek and then landed at the Flying B Ranch airstrip. Wow, what a ride!
We hugged the canyon walls flying by Bernhard, Thomas Creek, Morgan Creek & Sulphur Creek as we headed back to the wide open Stanley Basin.
Here’s just a few of the shots from our adventure flight in the Scout ……