Slab City: Riding in a Kit Fox

One afternoon we were relaxing near the van when a “strange” airplane flew overhead. Forrest watched it awhile and noticed that it seemed to be landing in the Slabs somewhere. Later that afternoon when we went for a walk we found Jack and his Kit Fox taxing back down the road to his RV.

Since I’d never been in a plane smaller than a commercial jet, we decided that now was as good a time as any. I was a little unsure about the whole thing but Forrest insisted that I go for it. I’m so glad I did! What a crazy experience taxing down the rutted pavement of Slab City then getting up in the air to see the Salton Sea, some of the Chocolate Mountain firing range, and of course The Slabs.

An airplane in the Slabs?
An airplane in the Slabs?
Who? Me? Ride?
Who? Me? Ride?
Getting ready for takeoff
Getting ready for takeoff
Preparing to taxi...
Preparing to taxi…
...down the street.
…down the street.
Coming in for a landing. Watch out cars!
Coming in for a landing. Watch out cars!

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