• 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 Barnstormer 11 minutes ago View the latest post Grass Runway landings
Expanding just a bit on what others have said, plus:
1. Stalls. Grab yourself a good instructor, go high, and fly the plane with the stall horn on all the time. Climbs, descents, turns....
Video Gallery ATXCitab 27 minutes ago View the latest post Miracle Of Flight - Ohio Bush Planes Final Episode
Sorry for the drama, Greg. Texas has a few BCP'ers who'd be more than happy to show you a good time if you're ever down this way.
Around the Campfire Bighorn Today, 04:07am View the latest post Dory Afternoon
Justin's chuckle explains it all!!!!
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration NZMaule Today, 02:48am View the latest post Project: New C180H - The Madness Begins...
Wow, looking good out of the hangar! This thread is gonna serve as a great reference for a lot of 180/5 pilots for some time yet.
Community chosstronaut Today, 00:25am View the latest post BackcountryPilot.Org hats available
Thanks for the $250 shipping Zane!
Aircraft Types L18C-95 Today, 00:14am View the latest post 108-2 with O470
I am guessing cruise at 9.5 gph is around 110 KTAS, for a conservative 350nm VFR range.
...the manual says only 36 usg useable, so more like 300nm for range with VFR reserves...
Trip Reports chosstronaut Yesterday, 22:33pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Flew up to Independence for lunch with Zzz, DCO 65 & Oregon Maule and their better halves, so that was nice for a last minute get together. On my way up there I played around on...
Video Gallery scottnt Yesterday, 21:44pm View the latest post Just a video, Clear Creek Int. Flying, Zipline & Explosives
That looks like some good times! All my favorite things, just needed a few more firearms and fishing poles and it'd be perfect
Nice job on the video, what camera and where are you...

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...