• The Approach

    The Approach - Landing

    The third installment of The Approach -- a series on strategy for approaching and departing backcountry airstrips -- covers landing technique for the unique environment of the backcountry. Read More
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Community OregonMaule 48 minutes ago View the latest post Pacific City airport. We bought a building lot!
Not a cloud in the sky
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/26/ehe3y9a2.jpg
Live to Tell River rat 53 minutes ago View the latest post Almost crashed at Johnson Creek, ID
So was it an ECI Cylinder?
Aircraft Types mtv Today, 16:52pm View the latest post Question about Maule flaps
Part of this will seem mercenary, flame away, but the suggestion is valid.
First, I absolutely 100% agree with all comments that remind people to observe VFE. The maximum allowable...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration Juan80 Today, 15:46pm View the latest post Project: New C180H - The Madness Begins...
Great job and great thread,
A lot of projects get going and bogged down/stop.
I'm glad you stuck it out,and the results are amazing.
Chuck
Aviation Regulation and Law CapnMike Today, 14:54pm View the latest post What's in your hangar?
More movement on the "legal use of your hangar" issue. The first link is the article from AOPA and the second link is to the Federal Register with the discussion of the intent...
Trip Reports iceman Today, 13:53pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
A couple pix from J C earlier this monthhttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/26/2usybe2a.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/26/4u6ugybe.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/26/begezu4y.jpg
Community TomD Today, 13:51pm View the latest post Am I a bush pilot too?
Have to admit I did not know that airport was there. I am familiar w/ Eagles Landing, but not Peach State. I am from just up the road north of Fayetteville. Now living in Seattle.
TD
Around the Campfire Fisherman Today, 13:43pm View the latest post Motion Sickness...
Try some granulated ginger. I've heard that it works. Just take a few granules before the flight and no motion sickness. No idea if it's true or now but I bought some. It tastes good...

Airstrips from Shortfield.com

Jul 7, 2014 | 16:12 pm 55S - PACKWOOD, WA 55S - PACKWOOD, WA
pilotmike updated an airstrip PIREP...
Jun 23, 2014 | 14:57 pm new - Little Y, UT new - Little Y, UT
Thorsten updated an airstrip photo...
Jun 22, 2014 | 01:04 am S81 - INDIAN CREEK USFS, ID S81 - INDIAN CREEK USFS, ID
sfuhrman updated an airstrip PIREP...
Jun 13, 2014 | 15:02 pm NC27 - LOWER CREEK, NC NC27 - LOWER CREEK, NC
jaredyates updated an airstrip description...
Jun 13, 2014 | 15:00 pm NC2 - TAYLORSVILLE, NC NC2 - TAYLORSVILLE, NC
jaredyates updated an airstrip description...
Jun 13, 2014 | 14:59 pm N92 - LANEYS, NC N92 - LANEYS, NC
jaredyates updated an airstrip description...
Jun 13, 2014 | 14:56 pm NC38 - PROPST, NC NC38 - PROPST, NC
jaredyates updated an airstrip description...
Jun 13, 2014 | 14:48 pm E40 - WILSON'S, NC E40 - WILSON'S, NC
jaredyates updated an airstrip description...
Jun 12, 2014 | 16:20 pm 8U4 - SPOTTED BEAR /USFS/, MT 8U4 - SPOTTED BEAR /USFS/, MT
chrisg updated an airstrip video...
Jun 11, 2014 | 15:53 pm new - Field Station, OR new - Field Station, OR
piperpainter updated an airstrip description...

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