Flying over the Grand Canyon

In April I visited Arizona for the sole purpose of seeing the Grand Canyon, and took a helicopter tour that left me as awe-struck and mesmerized as I have ever been. Tonight I put together a video of some of my footage taken during the flight.  I hope it conveys even a little of the experience.

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8 Responses to Flying over the Grand Canyon

  1. CyberKitten says:

    Wow! Impressive. That's a memory that'll stay with you for a while I guess [grin]. Good choice of accompanying music. Suitably dramatic!!

  2. Stephen says:

    Thank you! It's called “The Dream of Flight”, and it was composed by Christopher Tin for the game Civilization VI. I'm almost certain they used it in-flight, but I don't know how they would have found it. They also used what sounded like the Cosmos music from Vangelis, and the Superman fanfare….it was amazing.

  3. Mudpuddle says:

    you really do get to see more from a helicopter than from the rim: pretty spectacular! it occurred to me while watching that geologists are just historians with a longer pov… tx for the show…

  4. Marian H says:

    You don't fully feel the scale till it switches to the view with trees… truly incredible!!

  5. Stephen says:

    I was thinking the same thing today while reading a book of “deep history”…reviewing the 5 previous mass extinctions!

  6. Stephen says:

    Just seeing it is an awe-some experience (with the dash to emphasize “awe”), but being up there…it was REALLY moving. I was in this weird giddy-peaceful mood for a couple of hours after that.

  7. lydiaschoch says:

    That was a very cool video. Thanks for telling me about it and sharing it on your site.

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