• The Approach

    The Approach - Attitude flying

    This first installment of The Approach -- a series on strategy for approaching and departing backcountry airstrips -- will cover final approach, and show how proper use of attitude flying can produce a stable landing with very little excess energy that could otherwise extend landing and rollout distance.

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Canadian commercial pilot John Vandene ventures north of the Arctic Circle to the territory of Nunavut in a Beechcraft King Air, and gets a taste of true, remote, backcountry dotted by a sparse but rich native culture.
This first installment of The Approach -- a series on strategy for approaching and departing backcountry airstrips -- will cover final approach, and show how proper use of attitude flying can produce a stable landing with very little excess energy that could otherwise extend landing and rollout distance.
By Jamee Wallis / 21 November 2013

Southbound

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There exists a quality to visual conditions, and sometimes what is technically VFR is practically useless without instruments, as in the case of surface whiteout, or "flying inside a milk bottle."
Once again, the Macbeans are off to a explore a cool spot-- this time the picturesque fly-in Greene Valley Retreat near Atlanta, Idaho.
John McKenna, founder and president of the RAF, shares his vison and outlook for the accomplishments of the foundation, and the mission ahead.
Adventures on the Fly heads out to the annual fly-in at Cavemand Ranch near Moab, Uah for their second episode, and roast a pig in the ground.