• 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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Around the Campfire Dale Moul 13 minutes ago View the latest post Motion Sickness...
Stugeron ( also called Cinnzarin ) was developed by the british army after the falklands war, and it works very well on people that other drugs don't help. You can't buy it here but...
Video Gallery A1Skinner 28 minutes ago View the latest post Video: Green River Lakes Flight
Beautiful video RP. I may have to come down and chase you around that area if you keep posting videos like this.
Trip Reports svanarts 40 minutes ago View the latest post Burning Man
Black Rock Airport 88NV has gone to two runways this year! One for arrivals and one for departures. Wish I could make it this year.
http://88nv.burningman.com/wp-content/u ... t_Plan.pdf
Marketplace Jeredp Today, 17:24pm View the latest post FS: Metal Wall Art...UPDATE!!!!
I tried to send you an email @ [email protected] , but gmail kicked it back to me.
What size did these end up being? I assume 24x24? (Doesn't say in the description.)
Trip Reports SkyTruck Today, 17:23pm View the latest post TX - Williams - Grand Canyon - Truckee - Bryce Canyon - Lake
Enjoyed the story.
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The hardest part of GA is getting the wives off their Grommets before 10:00AM
Flying watching the sun come up is about as good as it...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration Battson Today, 17:19pm View the latest post Out with the old in with the older. Straight tail 182.
That wiring photo is terrifying!
The guy who did that is probably still out there, somewhere, lurking in the back of a shop, working on an aeroplane that belongs to someone...
Around the Campfire Skalywag Today, 16:26pm View the latest post Crop Dusters Thread
Thanks for the comments guys. Things are winding down around here a bit, been sprayin sesame n cotton.
Aircraft Types Mister701 Today, 16:00pm View the latest post PA 18 - Super Cub - Education
I agree with MTV and Rob about keeping airplanes light and simple so they will fly right. I'm even worse. I liked the 90 hp Super Cub better than the 135 hp and the 135 hp better...

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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