I HAVE AN ENGINE INBOUND....1 week or so out!!!
soyAnarchisto wrote:July 26th, 7:56PM
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You don't know how bad I want to go heli-skiing!
taildrgfun wrote:Here is a little rough narrow logging road cut into a sidehill that I thought was a better option than risking running out of fuel over heavy timber. It worked out but man was it ever tight!
I only made one flyover pass because the edge of the marine layer that was keeping from my destination airport was right to the road and I was afraid that in a matter of seconds it might cover it and then I would have NO place to land!
I squeezed my 32' wings between a huge pile of dirt and wood on one side and the sidehill with stumps on the other. It was only 33' to 34' between them! I was so glad to be in my Highlander and so glad that I practice landing in extreme places.
The road itself wasn't too bad except that it was rounded up down the middle and rough enough to make the plane rock and roll putting my wingtip nearly into the sidehill over and over, especially on my take-off roll.
I was here about 3 hours waiting for the marine layer to clear. I knew for sure that I didn't want to have to come back and land here again. I was loaded pretty heavy too on my way to the Arlington fly-in. I could have kissed my turbo charged Rotax when I was able to lift off before that 33/34' space that I had landed between!
I took this pic after I took off and the clouds were gone. I wish I had a pic of it before I landed but there is no way I was going to take the time for that then.
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