• 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 CamTom12 50 minutes ago View the latest post The Approach: A new series on backcountry flying strategy
Great videos! I youtube'd a few follow-ons and picked up some ideas I'd like to try next time I get to go up!
Video Gallery scottnt Today, 20:26pm View the latest post Bearhawks at Llano
Wow! Zane, you've got a great setup, but it's wayyyyy to clean. Can't wait to fly formation with you to Chukar!
Maintenance and Parts Support shortfielder Today, 19:21pm View the latest post Cover for Oil Cooler
Hey Larry
I have seen them on very early 180's. If I remember right, there is even a picture of 1 in the parts book. Very rare. What I saw went on the coolers that lay down. I...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration gbflyer Today, 19:05pm View the latest post Show us your Panel !
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...impatiently waiting for AW Inspection mid-May.
Trip Reports lesuther Today, 18:36pm View the latest post Mexican Mountain and Hidden Splendor 4/18-19/14
Awesome tail mount idea...I never thought of that before. I'm going to try that tonight!
Community OregonMaule Today, 18:05pm View the latest post Pacific City airport. We bought a building lot!
It gets even more bizarre. Turns out that the fella who went into the ocean is my sister-in-law's cousin. He was with us at Christmas this year. Nice young man. Reinforcements.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/25/se8era7u.jpg
Around the Campfire mnewb1 Today, 17:00pm View the latest post Gonna be needing another seat!
congrats!
why wait, get a 206...

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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