By Ted Grussing
… a mile above to be exact … KSEZ, USS Sedona, Sedona Airport … home to myself and a lot of other neat pilots and now under the skilled management of Amanda Shankland who has done an exceptional job in transforming the feel and culture of the airport. A very friendly place, c’mon up and have a cup of coffee in the terminal and relax a bit. You can also sip coffee whilst enjoying a slide show of my photography on the large screen television on the wall in the terminal building. http://sedonaairport.org/ check it out!
The runway as you can see runs from edge to edge of the mesa and is nearly a mile long and 100” wide. On the right side of the image Oak Creek wends its way down toward the Verde River at the base of the mesa. The little snippet of road on the far lower right is SR179 and just above that the lawn of Poco Diablo Resort. To the left of the airport you have West Sedona and SR 89A runs through the business district … Safeway, Basha’s and Whole Food centers and lest we forget Ace Hardware :+)
A good way to close out the week; took the shot Tuesday morning as I was shedding altitude and still above 10,000’. About 2,000’ lower I caught a pretty good thermal and worked it for a while before ditching it and continuing shedding altitude so I could come in and land …
Have a beautiful day and enjoy the weekend … might as well … nothing like enjoying the moment as it is all of life that you have … for now.
And in this journey over a thousand hills and valleys called life, he is wisest who
is patient where the way is hard, has faith when he does not understand, and carries
into the dark places the light of a cheerful heart.
— Max Ehrmann
The easiest way to reach Mr. Grussing is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to sales of photographs already taken Ted does special shoots for patrons on request and also does air-to-air photography for those who want photographs of their airplanes in flight. All special photographic sessions are billed on an hourly basis.
Ted also does one-on-one workshops for those interested in learning the techniques he uses. By special arrangement Ted will do one-on-one aerial photography workshops which will include actual photo sessions in the air.