• The Approach

    The Approach - Takeoff

    The second installment of The Approach -- a series on strategy for approaching and departing backcountry airstrips -- will cover takeoff technique: An often overlooked but critical skill for backcountry performance and safety.

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Theory, Practice, and Procedures Grassstrippilot 36 minutes ago View the latest post The Approach: A new series on backcountry flying strategy
When I was flying a C206 and needed maximum take-off performance I would roll on full power with 1 notch of flaps, then after getting positive acceleration, 2 or 3 potatoes, put in...
contactflying Today, 12:24pm View the latest post Grass Runway landings
Unga Wunga,
At an uncontrolled airport where there is a school or a lot of training, you will find less non compliance with regulatory suggestions about patterns. It is safer if most...
Community Hotrodlarry Today, 12:20pm View the latest post New to Me!
Wow, I bought the plane two weeks ago and I still don't have my hands on it. I am going to resort to plan "D" and ferry the plane next week back to Texas. I have already cancelled...
Video Gallery wtxdragger Today, 12:14pm View the latest post Bearhawks at Llano
I'm not sure about the Bearhawks, but that is a good looking Maule at 1:07!
(I know, I know, but there is not an emoticon dodging beer bottles)
Around the Campfire Big John Today, 12:14pm View the latest post Gonna be needing another seat!
Congrats, good thing you bought the 180 your going to need the hauling ability
Float flying Headoutdaplane Today, 12:09pm View the latest post Here I go....
This year's season is coming on fast!
Beluga Lake has already broken up, and we are getting a lot of calls for this season....so I am optimistic. We are fixing up our second dock, which...
Maintenance and Parts Support 88H Today, 11:06am View the latest post Cover for Oil Cooler
Guys:
I know there has been some threads on this topic, but I wondered if some of you could help me locate a part.
I have a real problem keeping my 180 warm enough. Even here in NM....
Engines and Propellers 8GCBC Today, 10:38am View the latest post O or IO 540?
In the marine world most pumps I have seen are MoGas because ethanol and marine engines and tanks do not mix well.
Seaplane operations: I vote unleaded MoGas. (O) 540 NOT (T), (G),...

Airstrips from Shortfield.com

Apr 8, 2014 | 20:19 pm 0V7 - KAYENTA, AZ 0V7 - KAYENTA, AZ
timmonst updated an airstrip video...
Apr 8, 2014 | 20:09 pm 24AZ - PLEASANT VALLEY AIRSTRIP, AZ 24AZ - PLEASANT VALLEY AIRSTRIP, AZ
timmonst updated an airstrip video...
Apr 8, 2014 | 15:37 pm 28U - OWYHEE RESERVOIR STATE, OR 28U - OWYHEE RESERVOIR STATE, OR
sfuhrman updated an airstrip PIREP...
Mar 25, 2014 | 22:23 pm new - Robbins Skyranch, CA new - Robbins Skyranch, CA
flynengr updated an airstrip PIREP...
Mar 25, 2014 | 22:16 pm new - Salt Springs Valley Strip, CA new - Salt Springs Valley Strip, CA
flynengr updated an airstrip description...
Mar 24, 2014 | 21:26 pm No ID 041 - TEMPERANCE CREEK, OR No ID 041 - TEMPERANCE CREEK, OR
sfuhrman updated an airstrip PIREP...
Mar 24, 2014 | 03:14 am 6OR9 - REDS WALLOWA HORSE RANCH, OR 6OR9 - REDS WALLOWA HORSE RANCH, OR
Bugs66 updated an airstrip PIREP...
Mar 23, 2014 | 23:47 pm No ID 140 - MERCEY HOT SPRINGS, CA No ID 140 - MERCEY HOT SPRINGS, CA
dudestickle updated an airstrip photo...
Mar 20, 2014 | 20:59 pm E92 - ESTANCIA MUNI, NM E92 - ESTANCIA MUNI, NM
zaitcev updated an airstrip PIREP...
Mar 14, 2014 | 15:07 pm new - Wayside Inn, AZ new - Wayside Inn, AZ
timmonst updated an airstrip video...

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