Our trip took us along the Green River past ochre red bluffs and miles of winding canyons to Mineral Canyon, the landing place that served as our base camp. For this journey, we had special guests including editors from AOPA and Chris Burkard studio, the famed photographer and videographer. We couldn’t have provided them a better background for their stories.
With our gear unloaded, we made camp for the night. Fresh food, a full kitchen, an accordion . . .everything you need for a fully appointed outdoor experience. One crew member planned ahead. He brought his hammock and strung it under the wing. Nature provided the stars.
The immense beauty of the place is put in scale with our Kodiak 10-seat STOL.
S.U.A. — The Sport Utility Aircraft
The next day we flew tandem skimming over the cliffs in an air-to-air photographic duet. The weather cooperated to give us clear vistas in all directions. Redtail’s two Kodiaks never looked better and never looked out of place.
Redtail Air Adventures was one of the first outdoor adventure tour operators to buy the Kodiak. They use them for a variety of services including sightseeing, remote drop offs, film and commercial production and aerial assessments when called on.
Principal Photography Chris Burkard Studio