Flying in the Pacific Northwest
Trip Reports
Flying in the Pacific Northwest
After setting up camp at West Yellowstone Airport we had breakfast at the restaurant in the airport terminal, the Smokejumper Cafe, and arranged a hire car from Avis so that we could visit the Park....
We departed Nampa at the crack of dawn. Heavy showers were predicted over the West and South of Idaho during mid morning and temperatures were to climb to 90°F which created the threat of...
We wanted to depart Florence as soon as the sun started coming up over the mountains of the Coast Range, sea fog was moving in as we drove down to the airport and didn't want to risk being fogged in...
The weather on our 2nd day at Concrete was a bit disappointing with cloud cover over most of the Northern Cascades so we put off our scenic flight until the 3rd day which looked fractionly better in...

We flew up the coast to Siletz Bay State Airport (S45) today to visit the Salishan Resort for a coffee. The last few days has seen a lot of rain pass through the area but today the skies were clear with only light winds from the east. An easterly wind flowing over the Coast Range will always create bumps along the Oregon Coast and today was no different, at least the strong northwesterly wind was not howling as it was a few weeks ago. There was very little in the way of activity at any of the airports in the area which was suprising as the weather was so good, even the airports in the valley were quiet.


Waldport Bridge with a colony of seals laying aound on a sand bar exposed due to the low tide.

Close-up of the sand bar at Waldport where we could see 200 to 300 seals (bottom right).

Newport Airport which was suprisingly quiet.

Siletz Bay State Airport.

Tango Charlie tied up at Siletz Bay. The only noticeable weather was a few cummulous clouds that started to build over the Coast Range.