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Top to Bottom Series 1-9 and extras

By white eagle

Categories: Big Fast Trikes, Video

Comments (10)

just got done watching this series again my favorit on the big screen great to see several trikers expecshially david, james and henery all flying together having the times of their lifes I wanted to put them in an order for everyone to see from begining to end hope you enjoy as much as mee looking forward to doing this trip with XC and the ozzies in 2015 !!!

From henerys yt channel " Uploaded on Aug 16, 2011

This is the first of 9 movies of "Top to Bottom" flights, in which 3 pilots (David, James and I) flew along the entire US west coast on our light-sport trikes in 2011 summer. We trailer-ed our trikes to Arlington, WA, then we flew to Orcas Airport, located 5 miles south of the Canadian border, where we started our ambitious journey on July 25th. We had very good weather and could come back to our home airports (Santa Maria and Santa Paula) by August 3rd (8 flight days). We are going to finish the rest of our trip from Santa Paula to San Diego and Mexican border by the end of August."


  • white eagle

    day 3 part 1

    "Uploaded on Aug 16, 2011

    This is the 2nd movie of the "Top to Bottom" journey, covers the flight from Westport Airport to Astoria Airport. High pressure system built in the north and we had great flight weather."


    day 3 part 2

    "Uploaded on Aug 16, 2011

    This is the 3rd movie of the "Top to Bottom" journey, covers the flight from Astoria Airport to Newport Airport. We flew very fast with strong tailwind, but we had skipped 2 small airports due to turbulence. Finally, we safely landed at Newport Airport. But we struggled with very strong gusting winds on the ground."


    day 4

    "Published on Aug 16, 2011 This is the 4th movie of the "Top to Bottom" journey, covers the flight from Newport Airport to Brookings Airport, which was the last airport we landed in Oregon."


    day 5

    "Uploaded on Aug 16, 2011 is is the 5th movie of the "Top to Bottom" journey, covers the flight from Brookings Airport, Oregon to Ukiah Airport, California. We flew over Redwood forest, which is one of the most beautiful and majestic forests in the world."


    day 6

    "Uploaded on Aug 18, 2011 This is the movie for the flights from Ukiah Airport to Salinas Airport. We flew over Golden Gate Bridge next to the downtown San Francisco and landed at Half Moon Bay Airport for gas. We continued to fly along the beautiful California coast to Salinas Airport."


    day 7

    "Uploaded on Aug 18, 2011 We flew from Salinas Airport to Santa Maria Airport, We enjoyed the flight over the beautiful Monterey coast and the world famous golf courses. We had very strong headwinds, so David and I decided to fly inland valley, where we had several airports to land for fuel."


    day 8 and 9

    "Uploaded on Aug 29, 2011 This is the last part of "Top to Bottom" movie. We took off Santa Paula on August 24th, flew over Los Angeles International Airport, San Diego Airport, landed at Brown field Airport located 1.5 miles north of Mexican border."



    Northern Territory Flights

    Uploaded on Aug 9, 2011   We trailer-ed our trikes from Southern California to Arlington, WA for the big x-country flight on the west coast. We jointed with 4 local trikers, Finski, Gary, Vince and Wayne. For the first few days, we enjoyed the local flights near Arlington. David, James, Wayne and I flew to Concrete Airport to attend Cascades Vintage Fly-in. The route was fulfilled with a lot of spectacular scenery.



    22 Airports Landed in "Top to Bottom" journey

    Uploaded on Sep 6, 2011  Bear with me. It's a long movie. Almost 40 minutes. It shows all landings we made during the journey.



    Fly with Clouds

    Uploaded on Sep 7, 2011  This movie focused on the clouds we encountered over the trip. Most of them were beautiful no harmful, few of them were a little nasty. They are the spices in the sky, make our flights more special, unique and tasty.


    Best of "Top to Bottom" 2000miles Journey

    Uploaded on Sep 3, 2011 This is the digest version of the "Top to Bottom" movies. Only best scenes are selected. You can watch the entire 2000 miles journey in less than 10 minutes.


  • Jozinko

    Yea, its my favorite video serie. Great job, guys!

  • madmik

    If you liked this, and might like to really fly it (2015), put your name down as an EOI only. It's listed in the events... [click this blue link]. Don't just dream it, do it...

  • Jozinko

    We will to speak about it together on Megafauna. I wrote with XC Triker about Top to Bottom 2015 flight. As is saying in our country: sometime a mattok will shot out... In my case, one time a mattok had been shot out... and I have a border ticket to Australia in my pocket :)

  • XC Triker

    What's a Mattock?! ;)   That's great guys, this was a spectacular adventure-- probably my favorite.  Flying with good friends, spectacular scenery and no rush.  It could not have been done without the help of my wife however--  she was under represented in the movie, but drove a nearly 60' rig the whole route (ferrying out into the San Juans too),  calling all airports for hangars and services as we approached, feeding us and helping  fuel our trikes too.

  • madmik

    Support operations - the other, equally important, heart bolt on trike adventures. Well done Mrs XC :-).

  • Jozinko

    Mattock? Really, I dont know... I mean a equipment with it a people doing on his fields = hoe? :)) Its a thing what can not shoot :))

  • Ken

    Do you mean a plow?

  • Jozinko

    hahhahahahah the plow is much more bigger than motyka... hahhahhahahha  I see, there will be very funny with my English in Megafauna.... hahhahhahahh

    Hoe - motyka - is hand machine for dig the home field :) I can not put there a picture, I will put it into "Photos"

  • Ken

    Ah yes, hoe is correct for the hand tool. I think confusion came from "sometime a mattok will shot out" - where this sounds like something done from a gun. Perhaps you meant shout?