PROVO -- The sun begins to heat the cool morning air at Heber City's Russ McDonald Airfield as OK3 Air's chief flight instructor, Luke Watters, and student Eric Petersen prepare for a midday flight lesson.
Within minutes the plane takes to the air and aims for the backside of Mount Timpanogos. Provo Canyon's popular Bridal Veil Falls and Vivian Park pass underneath, and eventually the canyon gives way to the vastness of Utah Valley.
After successfully running through several mock situations and a touch-and-go at the Provo Airport, the plane heads back east to the airfield.
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