Xa kufikwa kumadabi ngeehelikopta kunye neepaki zelizwe, iGrand Canyon ihlala ithatha indawo esembindini. Kodwa ngoku impikiswano malunga nendlela yokulungelelanisa ukhenketho lomoya kunye nezilwanyana zasendle kunye neenkxalabo zengxolo kwiipaki zelizwe zaseMelika ziza kwi-Bay Area.



INkonzo yePaki yeSizwe kunye ne-FAA iqalisa umsebenzi kwisicwangciso sikawonke-wonke esinokubangela imida emitsha kwi-helicopter kunye nohambo lweenqwelo moya ngaphaya kweSango leSizwe lezoLonwabo leSizwe.

Kukho iinkxalabo malunga nokukhutshelwa ngaphandle kwezilwanyana zasendle kunye nokuphazanyiswa yinqwelomoya ejikelezayo. Ichaphazela iingonyama zaselwandle kunye neentaka, utshilo uAlexandra Picavet, isithethi seNational Park Service.





Ngokungafaniyo neGrand Canyon, okanye kwiipaki zelizwe eHawaii, apho amashumi amawaka abakhenkethi elowo ehlawula amakhulu eedola minyaka le ukukhwela iihelikopta ngaphezu kweyona ndawo intle yelizwe laseMelika, ziinkampani ezimbini zokhenketho kuphela ezilawula esibhakabhakeni ngaphezu kweepaki zelizwe. Indawo yeBhayi.

Zombini iSan Francisco Helicopter Tours kunye neSan Francisco Seaplane Tours zibhabha phezu kweMarin Headlands, Alcatraz, Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge kunye nezinye iimpawu eziphambili ezenza iSango leSizwe leNdawo yoLonwabo.



I-FAA ivumela inkampani ye-helicopter ukuba ihambe ukuya kwii-2,900 iinqwelomoya ngonyaka, kunye nenkampani yendiza yolwandle ukuba ihambe ukuya kwii-2,190 iindiza. Ngaphantsi kwemithetho emitsha, eya kuphuma kwifomu yoyilo kunyaka ozayo, iinkampani zinokujamelana nemida eyongezelelweyo kwiiyure, iindlela kunye nenani leehambo ezithathayo.

Inkqubo enzima



U-Picavet uthe inkxalabo enye lixesha njengoko iziganeko ezibini zisondela: isikhumbuzo se-75th ye-Golden Gate Bridge ngoMeyi, kunye ne-America's Cup sailing finals kwi-2013. Zomibini kufuneka zibangele i-spike ebalulekileyo kwi-Bay Area tourism.

Sijonge umdla ngakumbi kukhenketho lomoya, utshilo uPicavet. Singathanda ukululungiselela olo hlobo lomdla owandisiweyo kunokuba sizame ukuphinda sisebenze ngawo.



Isicwangciso esitsha soLawulo lwezoKhenketho loMoya siyafuneka kwipaki nganye yelizwe lonke phantsi komthetho weCongress owaphunyezwa ngo-2000. Izicwangciso ezifanayo ziyaqhubeka kwiNtaba yaseRushmore, iiVolcanoes zaseHawaii, i-Death Valley, i-Big Cypress, i-Mount Rainier kunye ne-Statue of Liberty national parks.

USteve Price, ongumnini weSan Francisco Seaplane Tours, uthe uyilandela ngononophelo inkqubo.



Baza kunciphisa inani leenqwelomoya luqikelelo lwam, utshilo. Iya kukuthintela ukukhula kwethu, kodwa iya kusivumela ukuba sihlale apha.

Inkampani yexabiso ithatha iindwendwe ukuba zikhwele kwi-deHavilland Beaver, i-seaplane yembali ene-radial injini enkulu, izihlalo ezithandathu kunye neefestile zokubona. Inqwelomoya isuka emanzini isuka eSausalito kwaye ibhabha phezu kwedolophu yaseSan Francisco, ecaleni kwamanzi, emantla ukuya eAlcatraz, malunga neSiqithi sase-Angel kunye neTiburon. Iindleko zi-$ 160 ngomntu omdala kuhambo olusisiseko lwemizuzu engama-25, kunye ne-$ 205 ixesha elide, indlela yemizuzu engama-35 ehamba ngeenxa zonke kwiNtaba yaseTamalpais kunye nezantsi elunxwemeni, phezu kweMarin Headlands kunye neBridge Gate Gate.

UXabiso uthe ubhabhela phezulu ngokwaneleyo ukuba angakhathazi izilwanyana zasendle okanye abakhweli abafuna ukuba bodwa.

Uninzi lwento esiyenzayo phezu kwamanzi. Asifumani zikhalazo, utshilo uXabiso. Siyilungisile inqwelomoya yethu ukuba izole kakhulu.

Iimpawu zokuba wedwa

I-FAA kunye nenkonzo yepaki zisonga inxalenye yomthetho-nkqubo ebizwa ngokuba yinkqubo yokuhlola. Usuku lokugqibela lokuba uluntu luhlomle malunga nobubanzi besi sicwangciso nguLwesithathu. Kunyaka ozayo, kulindelwe uvavanyo lwendalo esingqongileyo eyidrafti kunye nemithetho eyilwayo, elandelwa luninzi lwezimvo zoluntu kunye neengxoxo.

KwiGrand Canyon, iminyaka yezikhalazo ezivela kubakhweli, imilambo kunye neengcali zebhayoloji zokuba iirotor ezijikelezayo ziphazamisa ukuzola kwepaki kubangele umlo onzima phakathi komzi mveliso wokhenketho lomoya kunye nabagxeki. Ukulandela iingozi ezininzi, i-FAA yavala iinqwelomoya zabakhenkethi ukuba zibhabhe ngezantsi komphetho we-canyon kwaye yabeka iindlela ezingqongqo. I-arhente ivumela malunga ne-93,000 yeenqwelo moya ngonyaka. NgoJuni, inkonzo yepaki indulule ukusika i-65,000, kunye nemfuneko yeenkampani zokhenketho lomoya zisebenzisa itekhnoloji ezolileyo, ezinje ngeeshidi kwi-helicopter rotors, kwiminyaka eyi-10.

Abagcini bendalo bayayamkela inkqubo entsha yocwangciso loMmandla weSizwe wezoLonwabo weSango leGolide.

Sivakalelwa kukuba kuyimfuneko, kungekuphela nje kule paki, kodwa kwilizwe lonke. Kubalulekile ukukhusela amava ondwendwe kunye nezilwanyana zasendle, utshilo uNeal Desai, umlawuli wengingqi yePasifiki kunye noMbutho woLondolozo lweePaki zeSizwe. Siyathemba kule meko ukuba izinto eziphambili zokuba wedwa - ezibalulekileyo kwiindawo ezifana ne-Muir Woods kunye nemimandla yasentlango ye-Point Reyes National Seashore - ziqwalaselwe kwaye zihlonitshwa.

Qhagamshelana noPaul Rogers kwi-408-920-5045.




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