Great Wave Flight at Williams with Kempton Izuno

I consider myself very fortunate to have experienced an incredible wave flight with Kempton Izuno on Sunday, September 29, at Williams, CA.

We flew from Williams Soaring Center, located in the Sacramento Valley, in his ASH-25 (FNX). The flight was 8.6 hours in duration and we covered 859 km (second longest distance only to Jim Payne and Mitch Polinsky that day).

Williams CA Map

To fly with such an accomplished cross country and wave pilot was an opportunity of a lifetime for me! Kempton is truly an amazing pilot and is eager to share his knowledge with fledgling cross country pilots like myself. He talked aloud throughout the flight, sharing his thought process, and I tired to absorb as much as possible.

Here are a few of the photos I took during the flight.

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What an incredible experience! Thanks again, Kempton, for sharing it with me!

More pictures and my account of the flight are available on my blog of flights from Williams Soaring Center.