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Flight offers sights of fall colors, tour of Dubuque

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

It's a new experience in Dubuque.

Walter Aviation, based in Perry, is offering aerial tours out of the Dubuque Regional Airport, to see the fall colors -- yellow, orange, and red leaves. 

According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, right now is peak time for the fall foliage in the northeast part of the state.

"We figured with the fall leaves changing and how beautiful it gets, we wanted to help people get a different perspective on the Mississippi River and see everything as it changes," said Nick Schawb, chief pilot.

On board a Cessna 172, at an altitude of 3,000 ft., up to three passengers have the option of taking the 30 minute tour, which stays local over Dubuque, or the hour long tour, going to Guttenberg in Clayton County. 

Along the way, not only will passengers see colorful leaves, but also the beauty of rural Iowa, and it's many farms.

Only in it's first season, Schawb said the interest has been high. "Clearly from the response we've got there's plenty of people who like to see the fall leaves as they change."

Walter Aviation will be offering the fall leaves tour over the next two months.  They also offer other scenic flights.

There is a cost. For more information, visit: http://www.walteraviation.com/ 

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